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Jimao Tapas e Vinhos
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Ranked #18 of 1,794 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $35
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, 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 January 27, 2014

On a rainy night in Porto, we were lucky to stumble across this little restaurant on the Ribiera. Food was typical, but the owner provided the most polished, friendly and exceptional service- so unexpected in a restaurant of this casual style. They made me a special plate of vegetables ( never much available in this line in Iberia). Place is very well run, spotlessly clean, food very good and reasonable price. The area is touristy so we were very happy with find. Excellent English as well.

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Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

Super friendly service in a family atmosphere at this little place. Very good tapas and a great option with kids as the place opens somewhat earlier than other restaurants in the area.

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

It is so rare to find the combination of food that you know has been prepared with passion and love and the service to match. My dad and Is just stumbled across this restaurant out of the many along the port and I am so glad we did! We had the melted gruyere & bacon, gulas with gamba (the fried eels and prawn, with garlic and chilli), the pork loin with mushroom, the house salad, a Douro 2011, milhafre negro so nice for a young wine and a quick stop. All exceptional. Carmen was so kind and welcoming. Loved. It. I have never written a review on trip advisor but just had to tell the world about this ill gem!

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1  Thank K D
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JimaoTapaseVinhos, Proprietário at Jimao Tapas e Vinhos, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2014

Thank you very much K D for your kind review!

It is very rewarding for us to read comments like yours. That makes our job very gratifying!

Thank you again for your visit, best regards to your dad (we hope to see you back for him to try our pork cheek stew).

Sincerely,

Jimão(Carmen)

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Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

We found this place by chance. Walking around the river and the little square, we were attracted by two couples sitting on cute little tables outside facing the river. The service was excellent, the lady who owns the bar was extremely kind and welcoming and the food along with the atmosphere were just perfect!
We will be definitely go back again!

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JimaoTapaseVinhos, Proprietário at Jimao Tapas e Vinhos, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2014

Thank you very much MatTeco for your kind review.

It is very rewarding for us to read comments like yours!

We hope to see you back, meanwhile have a wonderful New Year.

Sincerely,

Carmen(Jimão)

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Reviewed January 1, 2014

We just happened upon this place and what good luck. The owner and staff are all so welcoming and the food is the best we have had in Porto. It was pouring with rain so we stayed a long time and were never made to feel we had to leave. Food, wine, port and coffee all excellent. Can't reccommend it enough.

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JimaoTapaseVinhos, Proprietário at Jimao Tapas e Vinhos, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2014

Thank you very much Peter J for your kind review. We are very glad to know you enjoyed your time with us. It was a pleasure to share time of the first day of the year with such a nice family as you are!

Have a wonderful year and hope to see you back in Porto!

Sincerely,

Jimão(Carmen)

Felices Reyes!

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