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O Lusitano
Ranked #5 of 332 Restaurants in Matosinhos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $29
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled upon this place by accident. Were a bit dubious at first by the hand written menu, but the staff were very warm and welcoming. The grilled fish, 'mackerel' and squid, were delicious, as was the grilled pepper salad, which along with the potatoes, half a bottle of wine, two soft drinks and a small beer, set us back a mere €35. :-)

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Reviewed February 12, 2014

i wanted to be delivered to O LUSITANO:

because These People know how to prepare the most wonderful fish meals.
great starters such as grilled sqids,
the best fish on the grill, simple but most delicious soup and salads at a
reasonable prices and great service .
this family-restaurant is my favourite whenever i come to Porto.
located near the ocean and fish market it is an authentic place to get the best Quality when it Comes to fish.during summer months you can sit outside in Basic tents but nicely decorated tables.
the owner offers a lillte drink on the house and a chat with his guests, this is a place that makes me feel more than good!!!!
home away from home!!

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Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Every time I am in Porto, I can't loose the occasion to have a good meal at o Lusitano. The food is simple but delicious with everyday fresh fish. The personnel speaks french and some english and I think it's enough because the meal speaks for himself.
It's a must

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Thank Taulant T
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

This was an accidental find for me, but the couple at the next table, a Portuguese sailor and wife had made a special journey from another town. He came on the recommendation of a friend in Porto so this place must have something of a reputation. We both thought we were lucky to find it. This is a small family run restaurant that serves wonderful grilled fish, splendid side dishes of potatoes, beautifully roasted peppers and very decent wine. 
The fish is fresh bright eyed and shiny, displayed on crushed ice in a refrigerated window bed. You can pick your own or just ask for a selection. My wife and I visited twice and had a different selection on each occasion. Both were wonderful. Cooking over charcoal (on the grill outside) had given each type of fish a gently charred skin whilst retaining a moist interior. I don't think fish can be grilled any better than this.
O Lusitano is not a tourist trap, the prices are very reasonable and the staff are all warm and friendly. This is the sort of restaurant that you read about in travelogues but may never find unless you are very lucky. Go there and share the luck.

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