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Rui Paula DOP

Largo Sao Domingos 18 | Largo de S. Domingos, 18, Porto 4050-545, Portugal
+351 22 201 4313
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (33 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (17 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Largo Sao Domingos 18 | Largo de S. Domingos, 18, Porto 4050-545, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had dinner here twice during our recent visit to Porto. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We ate off the ala carte menu both times, thinking the several course chef's menu might be too much food, and there were some components my wife...More

Thank jisabr
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is an attractive restaurant. Service was excellent. We had the sea menu with numerous amuse bouches and wine pairing. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. The meal was expensive but given the overall quality and level of service it is a worthy splurge.

Thank Traveller376
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food was delicious, except for the pasta I would say it is ok, nothing exceptional, I wasn’t amazed about the pasta but the entrees and desert were very good. SERVICE was not good! At first I even had to call someone who was only...More

Thank Yolanda D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner in Rui Paula DOP, stylish decoration and excellent food. Some staffs are ok, but some are not, we prefer more professional attitude and service in a fine dining restaurant.

Thank Sashaze
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Porto on a city trip an stumbled upon this restaurant. Refined kitchen, very good service, with a really excellent price quality ratio. You'd pay double in Belgium. The squid/pulpo is recommended!

Thank Jeroen V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved it here! Food was amazing!! Wait staff awesome and the wine excellent!!! Great seating for the three of us!!! We loved it so much we wanted to go back for our last lunch in Porto but it was closed!!! We would love to...More

Thank Lynda S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought the food was excellent but for the prices the service a little desultory The chef/owner did not seem to be on site and perhaps the staff was a little off peak. The wine recommended was excellent We were on mezzanine looks down at...More

Thank Profb59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and team are so lovely and attentive. Had a lovely birthday dinner which ended up with lifelong memories when we got to meet Rui Paula himself. Would recommend to all visiting Porto this restaurant is worth a special night in.

Thank Josh O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by a colleague we were amazed by the experience. Beautiful location. Service was second to none from the hostess to wait staff and sommelier. Their attention to detail really put the experience over the top. The special celebration they had for us to cap...More

Thank love2getaway517
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch menu there while in Porto. Overall speaking both food and service is average level of a fine dining restaurant. Cant complain but not super impressive. I’m not sure if they serve better for dinner though. It’s a good-to-have but not a must-visit for...More

Thank KateChen0302
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22 August 2017|
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Response from Wayton | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the time of the year and the week I would recommend making a reservation. When we visited in early May on a Friday night most tables were occupied.
Claude F
7 June 2017|
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Response from Wayton | Reviewed this property |
Casual in a smart way I would call it.
30 December 2016|
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Response from chavanowF | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if there is a kids' menu. But I would not recommend a restaurant like this with a child of five, given the stature of this restaurant. I really advise to check beforehand with the restaurant itself. You have to do... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Sao Domingos 18 | Largo de S. Domingos, 18, Porto 4050-545, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 201 4313
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In the first quarter of 2010, Rui Paula returned to his homeland, OPorto, with the opening of the DOP restaurant. The new space is situated in the Palace of the Arts - Talent Factory, in Largo de S. Domingos in the historic city center, classified as World Heritage. This building is full of history. It began as the S. Domingos Convent and remained active since the fourteenth century, as a venue for auctions and council meetings. In 1834, served as the headquarters of the Lisbon (later Portugal Bank), and between 1934 and 1989 hosted the Douro Insurance Company. The Palace of Arts, now under the jurisdiction of the Youth Foundation, aims to "establish itself as a center of creativity and innovation of national and international excellence, professionally promoting young designers / artists, and be the dynamic center of the historic center as a cluster of arts and creative industries, enhancing its ability to attract creative professionals and tourism." The concept of the Palace of Arts fits perfectly in the Rui Paula project, who understands the gastronomy field as a creation with a strong cultural component. DOP has been designed to operate as a good taste, space cosmopolitan and yet familiar, and the generator of exciting dining experiences. The restaurant, with capacity for 65 people is provided with the latest equipment and has two distinct and complementary spaces: one show cooking, where the service is faster and more economical, and a traditional but innovative cuisine and dinning room.
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