10 Best Restaurants in Porto

The 10 best suggested places to eat in Porto and surrounding area.

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DOP

Award-winning Portuguese Chef Rui Paula has applied his own creative twist to Portuguese classic dishes. His DOC restaurant in the Douro has gained deserved notoriety for excellence and now Rui Paula has brought his magic touch to his hometown, Porto. DOP is found within the walls of the Palace of Arts (Palácio das Artes) and serves renowned dishes such as Roasted leg of goat, black pork, octopus and bacalhau. There is also a good selection of vegetarian options on the menu. The wine menu is extensive, including ports and champagne, sold by the glass or bottle. Look at the economic lunchtime menu.
Tuesday – Saturday: 12h30 - 15h00/19h00 - 23h00, Sunday: CLOSED, Monday: 19h00 - 23h00

Palácio das Artes, 18 Largo de S. Domingos, 4050-545 Porto, Portugal.
41° 08′ 34.1″ N | 08° 36′ 52.7″ W
+351 222 014 313 | dop@ruipaula.com |  Website

DOP

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O Escondidinho

O Escondidinho first opened its doors in 1934 during the first great Portuguese Colonial Exhibition that took place in the Palácio de Cristal and have been delighting diners ever since with their French-inspired cuisine. Local dishes appear on the menu too, including Tripas á Modo do Porto and roasted kid.

During the long history of the restaurant they've served many distinguished customers including King Carlos of Spain . That said the atmosphere remains homely and the staff are jovial and welcoming.
Daily: 12h00 - 15h00/19h00 – 23h00

142 Rua Passos Manuel, 4000-382 Porto, Portugal.
41º 08" 48.5' N | 08º 36" 21.7' W
+351 222 001 079 | geral@escondidinho.pt |  Website

O Escondidinho

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Meia-Nau

There are many good fish restaurants in Matosinhos and this one, in many peoples opinion, is the best. The decor is light and airy, complete with a rowing boat attached to the ceiling. Fresh fish cooked on a grill (na brasa) sold by the KG, check the individual price before ordering it will be cheaper. Other dishes, including their fantastic squid feijoada, are for two people. The food is always excellent and the staff professional yet friendly and welcoming.
Daily: 12h30 - 23h00

Restaurante Piscina Azenhas do Mar, Azenhas do Mar 2705-104, Colares, Portugal.
38º 50" 26.2' N | 09º 27" 44.0' W
+351 219 280 739 | geral@azenhasdomar.com |  Website

Meia-Nau

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MUU Steakhouse

A must for steak lovers, the dining experience of this calibre is hard to beat. The staff are amazingly friendly and accommodating who, along with the fantastic food, will make your evening a memorable experience. Amongst the starters, look for their homemade Scotch eggs and cheese gratins. MUU offers various cuts of beef including, the mouth-watering Black Angus steak. Portions are very generous, which compensates for the high prices somewhat.
Daily: 19h00 - 00h00

149A Rua do almada, 4050-037 Porto, Portugal.
41º 08" 50.2' N | 08º 36" 43.7' W
+351 914 784 032 | info@muusteakhouse.com |  Website

Casa Piriquita

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Portucale

Portucale provides five-star service, excellent food and stunning panoramic views. Situated on the top of a tower block in Bonfim Portucale has been serving the same fare since 1969. There's a nod to French cuisine on the menu but traditional local food dominates, such as tripas and bacalhau à marinheiro. Dessert is enticed to you from a squeaky trolly. The lunchtime menu is of great value and worth the effort of travelling here.
Daily: 12h30 - 14h30/19h30 - 22h30

598 Rua da Alegria, Porto, 4000-037, Portugal.
41º 09" 21.3' N | 08º 36" 08.7' W
+351 225 370 717 | rest.portucale@miradouro-portucale.com |  Website

Portucale

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Costume Bistro

Located in an alley in the centre of Porto, Costume Bistro is a homely relaxed restaurant famed for its distinctive international touch to national dishes. The decor is warmly lit, creating a romantic ambience. The menu is varied and should keep everyone happy. The food is constantly good quality at sensible prices. The staff are warm and welcoming with good language skills.
Weekdays: 12h30 – 15h00/19h30 - 23h00, Saturday: 19h30 - 01h00

Travessa Congregados 17, Porto 4000-179 Portugal. | 41° 08' 50.1" N | 08° 36' 37.7" W
+351 222 015 015 |  Website

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Costume Bistro

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Ginjal Restaurante

Italian-Portuguese fusion restaurant situated close to Trindade metro station. Clean and tidy but unpretentious. A good selection of steaks as well as pasta dishes. Bring a big appetite as portions are generous. Seating is spread over two floors and friendly staff are always happy to assist.
Daily: 12h00 - 15h00/19h00 - 23h00

726 Rua Bonjardim, 4000-119 Porto, Portugal.
41º 09' 10.1" N | 08º 36' 30.4" W
+351 222 031 015
geral@restauranteginjal.com |  Website

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Ginjal Restaurante

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Fish Fixe

Two homely rooms make up the Fish Fixe (Cool Fish) restaurant. Complete with balconies and windows overlooking the river, bridge and views of the Cais de Gaia on the opposite bank, the second floor has the best views. As the name suggests, this is a seafood restaurant serving unpretentious dishes using only the freshest ingredients, at sensible prices and served with a smile.
Tuesday - Sunday: 12h00 - 15h00/19h00 - 00h00, Monday: CLOSED

22-24 Street Lada, Cais Da Ribeira, Porto 4050-509, Portugal. | 41º 08' 27.1" N | 08º 36' 37.8" W
+351 917 625 408 | fishfixe@iol.pt |  Website

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Fish Fixe

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O Caçula

After 50 years of experience, O Caçula have perfected the art of serving excellent food in a friendly and convivial way. There seems to be something on the menu for everyone from tapas, pizzas, traditional Portuguese and vegetarian options. If you find yourself there at lunchtime during the week, take advantage of their lunchtime deals. The restaurant's small frontage just off the Praça de Carlos Alberto square hides ample table space inside dispersed over two floors.
Monday – Friday: 12h00 – 15h00/18h30 – 22h30, Saturday: 12h00 – 00h00, Sunday: 12h00 – 23h00

43 Rua João de Deus, 2710-580 Sintra, Portugal.
41º 08' 54.1" N | 08º 36' 57.9" W
+351 222 055 937 | Website

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O Caçula

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Adega E Presuntaria Transmontana

Situated in a former warehouse, Adega e Presuntaria Transmontana has been delighting diners with great dishes inspired by the Trás os Montes region since 1998. Ideally located on the quayside in Vila Nova de Gaia with great views of old town Porto across the river. Although Adega E Presuntaria Transmontana is one of many restaurants along the strip. This restaurant has a more authentic feel about it. The menu has a mountainous rustic theme with specialities such as wild boar, cured hams, transmontano sausages, rustic cheeses and partridge, along with usual Portuguese classics. Service is friendly and welcoming but can feel busy at peak times. Those with room left after their mains can opt for an "all you can eat" dessert buffet for just €7.00.
Daily: 12h00 - 02h00

80 Av. de Diogo Leite, 4400-111 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. | 41º 08' 15.3" N | 08º 36' 49.1" W
+351 223 758 380 | presuntariatransmontana@gmail.com

Adega E Presuntaria Transmontana