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Restaurante Casa Balsas

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Rua Saraiva de Carvalho 53, Porto 4000-520, Portugal
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Tricesimo, Italy
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

It is a typical Portuguese restaurant frequented by locals. . The menu is not extensive, but we found something all we liked - Plates we got was huge and delicious.. It's a place where you will find food for reasonable price”

Thank Antonino P
Gdynia, Poland
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623 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 436 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I have stepped here as I saw on the shop's window that they serve Franceshina in quite good price. It was high time to taste this Portuguese sandwich. It was served with home made frites. For really reasonable money I have got very big good meal. Location is also central.

Thank pawel_hbg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

What a lovely place. There's only one thing you should eat: sardines. Grandpa is the master off a small bbq just outside. The rest of the family runs the restaurant. Mostly portugese people eat here. Very good sardines. 26€ for 2 persons including mix salad, a bottle of rose, water and 2 espresso.

Thank sjoerd t
Wroclaw, Poland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2015

We jumped there totally by accident lured by smell of grilled fish. We saw guy outside grilling fish and asked if we can buy. With no word in English by him and neither in Portuguese by us we landed inside where waitress gave us some kind menu with 3 or 4 positions (one added by pen). We took fish and... More 

Thank mmruszcz
Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed in an apartment close to this restaurant, so decided to try it out. It is a typical Portuguese restaurant frequented by locals. No frills, no fuss. The menu is not extensive, but we found something we liked - breaded pork and put in the order. There was no price on the menu and it didn't specify what you... More 

2 Thank StormyGiraffe
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Casa Balsas is a simple place with the simple Portuguese kitchen. It looks like a bar, but in the back there is a restaurant area. It's a place where you will find more Portuguese people than tourists. Food and wine are not expensive, although the prices have gone up a lot in the last year. People are friendly. It used... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Portuguese
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Saraiva de Carvalho 53, Porto 4000-520, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351(22)22000926

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