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“Great Location, Not so great service”
Review of Lais de Guia Bar

Lais de Guia Bar
Ranked #178 of 350 Restaurants in Matosinhos
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

This bar & restaurant has a great location, literally one step away from the beach. Great place to have a nice drink in the afternoon.

The service however is poor. The employee are not very efficient and often it takes a really long time to serve the food. Last time I went there, decided never to go again since I had to wait over an hour to be serve and the place was not really busy. Other client had the same problem and we did not even get an proper excuse. Would not advise you to have dinner here.

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1  Thank Margarida-R-Afonso
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

Beautifully situated at the north end of the beach near the docks, and where the beach is widest....
Excellent service, although it can get bust a seating can be a problem, but it has a fairly high turn-around so you don't have to wait very long...
The food I have had there is to a very high standard considering it is for all intents and purposes a 'Beach Bar', my favourite and recommendation are the Omelettes..
Also later you can sit there with a drink and watch the sun go down... Can't ask for much more really.

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Reviewed December 24, 2013

This is a cool little bar to have coffee after a fish lunch at one of the local restaurants.

The service was prompt and there was a nice fire-burning stove.

It's not the most comfortable place in the world, but a nice quick little stop-over for coffee and a view of the ocean.

The coffee (espresso) was amazing, as it ALWAYS is in the Porto area. How do they do it? It was expensive for Portugal though, at 1.20 euros per coffee.

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Thank IvanCDG
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Nice place to relax near sea. Service and food are ok. We can eat or drink with an excellent view. Prices are low

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Thank Nuno V
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Given that this is a "beach side" restaurant, expectations were low when it comes to food. However, the place was definitely understaffed and appeared to suffer a total meltdown. Probably didn't help that this was a "local" Holiday with the locals flooding the area

What I liked: I didn't expect the place to be "kid-friendly" but it was with the standard menu infantile. Prices were good by Portuguese standard and food quality was quite acceptable for the price. Very relaxing if you can sit outside and have a drink (or two!)

What to watch for/could be improved: As said previously, service was extremely slow and obviously understaffed. Although it was mid-afternoon, the place was still full of people. Also, this place does not accept credit/debit cards (other than Portuguese MultiBanco cards). It is fairly common for small to mid-size restaurants in Porto to refuse Credit Cards but I was not expecting a fairly large beach side restaurant to be like that.

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Thank ottwatrvllr
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