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Restaurante Farol Da Boa Nova

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Muro dos Bacalhoeiros 115, Porto 4050-080, Portugal
+351 22 200 6086
12:00 - 00:00
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Thionville, France
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149 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was well localized with a pleasant view on the Douro. The staff was nice and the food was correct but not exceptional.

Thank Dref-57
Ratingen, Germany
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148 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the only restaurant we visited twice during our trip to Porto. They specialise in fish, although meat dishes and salads are also available. We certainly found all the food to be fresh, really well prepared and nicely presented by competent and friendly waiting staff. We had the house white wine, which was good and very reasonably priced.

Thank happy-reise
British, living in Holland
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant and had a lovely meal. The restaurant is located on the riverfront and has lovely views. My husband had a lovely steak and I had the octopus and it was gorgeous. We happened upon this restaurant and hadn't read TripAdvisor beforehand but I definitely don't agree with the negative comments, we had a lovely evening, the... More 

Thank Em126
Bristol, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Really nice little restaurant with friendly service. Our meal was very good, excellent cod cakes and steaks cooked rare just as we like them. Very reasonably priced with a decent bottle of red. A number of reviews seem to feel that marauding seagulls are the fault of the restaurant and give negative ratings because of this. This seems unfair, and... More 

Thank Kathy S
Valencia, Spain
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Great food great service and professional waiting staff. Great views right by the Douro river! Somethings are bit expensive but overall within reason.

Thank Sergio B
Wantage, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Stopped here for lunch, the food was very good, the service started out well but tailed off a little after our main course was served. We had roasted cod, potatoes and turnip tops, and octopus with potatoes and turnip tops.

Thank Stone_Kicker
Denver, Colorado
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87 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

The food was okay, not spectacular. It's a nice location but I would highly recommend eating inside as the seagulls are not shy. Service was slow and the waitress was a bit surly when we first asked about getting a table.

Thank ghart83181
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112 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

As you will see if you look at my profile I don't write negative reviews, however I will have to make an exception here. Whukst the food wasn't bad and the location is great with wonderful views of the riverside, I urge you not to go here, the service and general attitude of some of the staff was terrible. One... More 

Thank Lee G
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80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

A very bad experience ever. The only positive is the view, everything else too bad to be true. More than 1 hour to be served on the terrace, claim it and no excuse.

Thank MaiaTraveler
Kirkland, Canada
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227 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Great location in the old town overlooking the Douro, but our meal of cod filets, filet steak and tapas was simply ordinary. Service was somewhat unattentive and prices were par for the area. Not bad, but you can do better.

Thank QCern

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Muro dos Bacalhoeiros 115, Porto 4050-080, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 200 6086

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?