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Palato Restaurante

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Rua Herois de Franca 487, Matosinhos 4450-159, Portugal
+351 918 121 446
12:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 19:30 - 23:30
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place located on that famous street in Matosinhos. Food was just fantastic. I had an octopus & prawns skewer and my girlfriend ordered a seabass fish. The octopus salad was delightful, very good experience. And the price is very good considering the high quality of the food which is offered. We were served by very kind and so helpful... More 

Thank Jakub C
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We went here on a recommendation from an Uber driver. Our waiters were both really friendly and helped us make choices. All of the food was amazing. This may have been one of the best lunches I have ever had. I highly recommend the Bacalhau especially "à moda de Braga." The potatoes were amazing too. Highly recommend to anyone visiting... More 

Thank EJ R
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

A perfect New Year's Eve lunch was had at Palato. The selection of fresh seafood on offer was extensive and it was cooked over a charcoal brazier.......the flavours were superb! The staff were fabulous and had great knowledge about the different types of seafood and also about wines and gin. Simple but tasty fare which I would recommend that you... More 

Thank Penny W
Fafe, Portugal
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Nice food, fresh fish, cozy space inside, comfortable, nice employees. Reasonable prices for the quality of the food.

Thank Anonimo072
Brooklyn, New York
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We ate here with a group of friends, on a menu prepared by the restaurant. We had dish after dish of delicious food, all traditional dishes prepared with a light, contemporary hand. All were delicious. The selection of fresh whole grilled fish was amazing.

Thank BMFBrooklyn
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We ordered seafood and meat: octopus, squid, shrimps and steak. Everything was perfect! The staff was very friendly and gave us the polish menu, it was nice and unexpected. At the and we paid a reasonable price. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Marek R
Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This place has some of the best food in Portugal. Grilled fresh on charcoal right in front of your eyes, the fish, roasted potatoes, and vegetable rice were just phenomenally delicious and professionally done. The price was reasonable too. Somewhat far from activities and city center but well worth the quality of food. My mouth is watering as I write... More 

Thank metava1
Devizes, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

A real taste of Portugal, fresh seafood at its finest. Great selection of fish freshly cooked on a BBQ. A wonderful place to take your lover.

Thank Kitalon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

The food is nice and fresh, it has the right flavours. Kind staff. You have the option to sit either outside or inside. You can't see the drinks on the regular menu, just ask the staff. You get a lot of food on your plate too, defintely won't leave the place unsatisfied.

Thank Liz C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

'If you walk to the end of Matosinhos Beach and keep walking (away from Porto) you will soon come to a row of fish restaurants. Pick any one - they will all be good.' That's what our tour guru Ricardo, from City Tailors, told us to do. So that's what we did. I can't speak for the other restaurants but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$32
Grill, Seafood, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Soups
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Herois de Franca 487, Matosinhos 4450-159, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Matosinhos
  • Phone Number: +351 918 121 446

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