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Jimao Tapas e Vinhos
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Ranked #20 of 1,840 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $37
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Jimao is a restaurant that combines the best of Portuguese cuisine and offering tapas dishes with carefully chosen by our chef
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Luckily for me, I found this beautiful restaurant on the first day of my holiday and returned several times. The food was wonderful - different, delicious and delightful. Carmen, the owner, is an amazing host and recommended the sort of food she thought you would like after a few well placed questions - she was always right. Although it may not be the cheapest place, it is quality at a very reasonable price. I was on a small budget, but still managed to really enjoy the delights of Jimao Tapas e Vinhos. This restaurant is one very good reason to return to Porto.

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Thank Maria H
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JimaoTapaseVinhos, Proprietário at Jimao Tapas e Vinhos, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2013

Dear Maria,

Thank you for words! It has been so wonderful to have you as our customer, such an interesting person and artist that you are! We are very grateful of your review!

Have a very inspirational summer! Many trees in your windows :)

You know where you have a friend in Porto, Portugal.

Jimão (Carmen)

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Reviewed June 8, 2013

After endless searching for vegetarian options on the waterfront, we stumbled across Jimao. Our experience here was amazing! The woman who took care of us was so attentive, helpful and kind. We felt right at home. The food was delicious and came perfectly timed so that we could enjoy each tapa. The restaurant itself was very cosy and the location was great. We are in Porto for another five days and will definitely be returning here!

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Thank Jessica A
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JimaoTapaseVinhos, Propietario at Jimao Tapas e Vinhos, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2013

Thank you Jessica A for your kind review. At Jimão we have a large variety of food options to satisfy our clients, even if they are not in our menu!

We enjoy receiving our customers as friends, at home. This makes our job so wonderful and rewarding, together with a good quality food and confection.

Thank you again.
Hope to see you again.

Jimão (Carmen)

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Reviewed May 30, 2013

We fancied some tapas and randomly picked this place last minute and then managed to squeeze us in upstairs. It is a tiny place so while understandably that we couldn't sit downstairs, i think the experience would have been a bit more fun if we were downstairs.

Aside from that, the food was simple, varied and delicious! just what were were after and the wine very good value indeed for its quality.

the only down was that there were obviously some issues as the service was quite slow. luckily we were in no hurry and on the way out, the owner was incredibly apologetic which made us think this was a one off.

well worth a visit and a pleasant change from the other touristy restaraunts in the area!

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JimaoTapaseVinhos, Proprietário at Jimao Tapas e Vinhos, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2013

Thank you the_flexmaster for your very much positive review! It is true our room upstairs it´s not yet as attractive as the lower one. It will be very soon as we are instaling a new sound system and the walls are being decorated for a group of wanderful young artists! You are right, the night you visit our restaurant was busy and worse of all, luck of people to help. I apologize again, I am very proud of our food and service. That should never had happen :( Any how, glad we were to the encounter of your feelings. Hope to see you again and thank you again for your review and visit.

Have an special summer!

Jimão (Carmen)

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Reviewed May 19, 2013

The service and food are an absolute delight. We asked the owner to recommend food and wine and we were not disappointed by anything on offer. We eat for the tapas menu. To start we had home made brads with some fresh accompliments of octopus and seafood spread with olives. Finally we finished the meal with one of the best chocolate fondants I have ever had.

The local white wine we was recommended was some of the best Portuguese wine I have had. Not being a Port fan I was worried I would not find any wine I would like.

This is a small restaurant in a popular area near the river so I would book as this is a really special place.

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Thank scooby2727
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JimaoTapaseVinhos, Proprietário at Jimao Tapas e Vinhos, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2013

Thank you very much for your nice review. We are very please to know you enjoy your visit to Jimão and our recommendation were to your liking.

Glad to hear you enjoy the wine. Portugal has wonderful and excellent wines that after your positive experience I´m sure you will continue trying and delighting!

Hope to see you again in Porto, Portugal! Have a nice summer!

Jimão (Carmen)

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Reviewed May 18, 2013

This restaurant has a very good menu. Tapas en wine were great and the menu from the other dishes were very good too. The dessert was delicious! We have enjoy the evening in this restaurant.
We have visited several restaurants in Porto, but for us this restaurant was really great!

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Thank 1311Anne
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JimaoTapaseVinhos, Proprietário at Jimao Tapas e Vinhos, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2013

Thank you Mrs Anne for writting such a nice review. We are very please you enjoy your visit at Jimão. Yes, I agree, Chef Ruben makes superb desserts! Thank you Chef!

Hope to see you again in our house. Have a wonderful summer!

Jimão (Carmen)

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