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Restaurant Reviews for Porto


posted on August 14, 2017
Prova
review by Gabriella Opaz

In the heart of Porto’s historical center—a maze of medieval alleys, cobbled streets and baroque monuments—Prova has become a magnet for wine lovers. And Diogo Amado has become a player in the revival of Porto’s vibrant city center since he opened this chic narrow bar, ...Read the full review

posted on August 14, 2017
O Gaveto
review by Gabriella Opaz

As a gentle breeze carries mouthwatering aromas of salt and sardines grilling over hot coals, a pescador (fisherman) sits on a wooden box mending and patching green mesh to the sound of the sea. A long line of assadores (grill masters)—often the restaurant owners—stand terrace-side gripping worn ...Read the full review

posted on August 14, 2017
O’Paparico
review by Gabriella Opaz

Should you find your way to O’Paparico’s elusive door, simply grab the copper knocker and rap-tap-tap your way into a parallel universe filled with glowing candelabras, gourmet pestiscos (tapas) and exceptionally gracious service. Savor small dishes of Azeitão, an unpasteurized sheep’s milk cheese produced at ...Read the full review

posted on August 14, 2017
Pedro Limão
review by Gabriella Opaz

Cozy and unassuming, Pedro Limão’s newest creation values friendship and conversation. With mismatched chairs, thick wooden-slatted tables and blues playing in the open kitchen, the atmosphere feels welcoming—especially when Limão’s wife, Catia, is by the door, greeting guests with a refreshing lemon-lime-mint infusion. As ...Read the full review

posted on August 14, 2017
Casa de Cha da Boa Nova
review by Gabriella Opaz

As waves crash on the rocky shores of Leça de Palmeira, and gentle Atlantic winds carry salty aromas inside Casa de Chá da Boa Nova, the division between space and time dissolves. Famed Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza built the Boa Nova Tea House in 1963, and restored it 50 years ...Read the full review