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Postigo do Carvao

#89 of 1,446 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
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Rua Fonte Taurina 34, Porto 4050-269, Portugal
+351 22 200 4539
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 02:00
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Lubbock, Texas
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great service. Our waiter told us what to order and he was right on! They are busy for a reason...because they have great food!

1 Thank Emily D
Boston, United States
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a meal close to our hotel in the area of the "cais" in Old Porto. Just behind our room was a hidden treasure. Despite the fact that we had no reservation, Luis greeted us and told us he could welcome us if we were able to leave in 1:45 hours. No problem! (He later told us... More 

1 Thank Tim A
St Neots, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Right next door to our hotel this restaurant had to be visited after a long day travelling. We were greeted with a smile and found a table for two straightaway. We chose fish. My other halfs meal came a few minutes before mine. It was a huge portion, I thought it was for two! He ate it all. My cod... More 

Thank LezliC
Ratingen, Germany
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148 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The downstairs part of the restaurant was full, mostly with Japanese tourists, so we agreed to be seated upstairs. The young man who looked after us there (dressed in his Super-Mario carnival costume) was attentive and chatty. The food was plentiful. My wife had skewered octopus and prawns, while I had tenderloin steak. Excellent quality, quick service and reasonable price.

1 Thank happy-reise
McAllen, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Pestana hotel and this restaurant is located in the alley behind the hotel. The restaurant is modern, clean and cozy. The wait staff is very friendly. We had the loin, swordfish and melon with prosciutto. The steak is one of the best I've had. Swordfish plate was huge and grilled to perfection. Best of all the... More 

3 Thank Doctor78539
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All in all, a pretty poor attempt for me. Over salted meal, starters not available and a wrong order from an overworked waiter. Not sure how a Portuguese cook can over salt fresh cod but seems I have found one. Pretty poor food all round but that didn't stop them putting starters on our table when we sat down. Maybe... More 

Thank James M
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This is the place you want to eat in Porto: authentic seafood from the area in a rustic room with great service. Homemade desserts are also here to please, I will advice everyone to go and relax, not posh, not trendy of course, but simple and great.

Thank SylvainH
Porto, Portugal
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349 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This lovely restaurant is quite comfortable. Too bad the service and food is so mediocre and not worth the price. I wanted to like this place more, but the service was inattentive and a bit clueless. You won't get a bad meal here, just nothing special to warrant the prices.

Thank Winstonthedog
Madrid, Spain
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

The food was really nice even if we couldn't find the bacalhao á bras. The staff was really nice and the dishes very big. The price is not high at all and you can find locals in the restaurant, I recommend it.

Thank Pani A
Madrid, Spain
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42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Fair place, food and prices in an area where you can get into poor quality and abusing prices. Here at least, the quality of the food, the confort of the place and the prices are adequate.

1 Thank Carlos T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Fonte Taurina 34, Porto 4050-269, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 200 4539

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?