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Contra Corrente Bar

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$$ - $$$
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Avenida Diogo Leite 282 | Entre As Caves Calem E Sandeman, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111, Portugal
+351 964 409 908
08:00 - 03:00
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Friendly quick service at reasonable prices. First time my wife had eaten bacalau (driedcod) and waitress was really helpful. Also the best looking waitress on the street. Noticeable that this restaurant filled up first even though there are restaurants on either side!

Thank rentsh
Melbourne, Australia
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253 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Great location, with river views. Great collection of wines. Nice staff. I ordered the local fish which was patchy to taste, however the boiled potatoes it came with, were its saving grace. So the cook was good, the fish horrid. There is also no wifi even know it's advertised

Thank xvictoriax
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We have been here 6 years in a row and thoroughly enjoy the food, the ambience, and the view. The staff are wonderful and very attentive. This is the best place to be for the festival of St John. The flaming sausage is a must!!!! We will be there again this year. Tim

Thank 363636pic
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
Reviewed 8 March 2016

My wife and I visited the restaurant while waiting for a Port wine cellar visit. We visited the place by incident but we were surprised by the most delicious octopus and traditional Portuguese fish dish in our life experience. The lunch was accompanied with marvelous white local wine offered by the friendly waitress.

Thank ladycat0304
Staffordshire, UK
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 17 December 2015

We visited this bar twice during our stay in Porto. A brilliant place to relax in the day or evening with friendly service and a lovely view of the river. We enjoyed a Francesinha and Portuguese beer whilst waitng for our tour of the Port cellar (just next door).

Thank MrandMrsFernandes
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 November 2015

A great place to come. We allmost felt like family every time we came, and we will come again next year.

Thank Portugalfan1
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

Nice restaurant with beautiful view on Porto and its bridge. Friendly, English speaking service. I recommend this restaurant for tasty lunch.

Thank Lora N
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
211 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

My wife and I sat here and enjoyed a glass of port and a pastrie whilst waiting to take a Port tour at Calem's. The young lady that served us was very pleasant, the view was outstanding and pastrie delicious.

Thank Lop65
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Looked at some of these pictures, just loved it, huge porcions and so fancy, delicious francesinha and what a bacalhau, delicious! The prices are lower than the nearby "restaurants", but the service is, most of the time, better, and also prettier staff! Gonna came back, as soon as possible!

Thank Samuel G
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

Tasty dishes, resonable prices, fast and friendly service. All that you ask for plus great port wine. Definatelly visit again if I have a chance.

Thank Andrej O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Bar, Portuguese, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Diogo Leite 282 | Entre As Caves Calem E Sandeman, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Phone Number: +351 964 409 908

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