We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Palco

#144 of 1,377 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
European, Portuguese, Contemporary
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Rua Sa da Bandeira 84, Porto 4000-427, Portugal (Formerly Hotel Teatro)
+351 22 040 9620
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

296 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 90: English reviews
portishead
Level Contributor
91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in the hotel and had a great meal here. It is a tasting menu of 3, 5 or 7 courses plus some "surprises". The staff were excellent in the way they served and explained each of the dishes, some excellent food very carefully presented. Very quiet though, the restaurant is hidden at the back of the hotel which itself... More 

Helpful?
Thank 2202
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Michelin star quality food. Trying to find out if restaurant does in fact have a Michelin star. One of the best restaurants I have ever been to. The food is divine.

Helpful?
Thank Emma P
Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We've had a great experience in this restaurant. Hidden behind an ugly façade, this restaurant offers fine dining in a great atmosphere with utmost friendly service. Even though the sommelier wasn't there that evening, the waitress made our evening! Thank you!

Helpful?
Thank Emilio082
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Earlier this month we stayed at the stylish Teatro Hotel in Porto and one night, after a long day of young around in this beautiful city, we decided to stay over for dinner at the hotel's restaurant, Palco. In one word: excellent. The chef is clearly a master for perfectly grilling seafood: whether is it the langoustine or the sea... More 

Helpful?
Thank HS168
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

While the restaurant is serving great food it feels out of place. When you enter this place you enter another world, the vibrant culture and atmosphere of the city is replaced by a modern (yet stylish) setting. I feel it's a bit overpriced. This a fine dining and every dish is a real gem in terms of presentation but this... More 

Helpful?
Thank Steve C
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Four of us dined here and had one of the best meals any of us had ever had. You can choose from the tasting menus or mix and match which was a wonderful solution if you don't like one or two of the suggestions on the tasting menu. Each course was a taste explosion with unusual ingredients but perfectly cooked.... More 

Helpful?
Thank LizG1947
Charlottesville, Virginia
Level Contributor
113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

"Palco" is the restaurant inside the Hotel Teatro, and like the hotel itself, dining has a dramatic quality. This is not the place to come for a quiet, uninterrupted tête à tête. On the other hand, for people who are really into food and wine and into hearing detailed, passionate, and knowledgeable commentaries about the food and the Portuguese wines... More 

Helpful?
Thank Redlichkeit
Paris, France
Level Contributor
87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

No doubt this restaurant offers an international gastronomical food of a very good standard . We chose it to celebrate wedding aniversary. We chose the menu with 5 glasses of 5 different Portuguese wines. The service was excellent,the food gastronomical ,the wines good but nothing to compare with french wines but the ambiance not so good for such an event.Not... More 

Helpful?
Thank Berthelot22
England
Level Contributor
253 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

We were staying in the hotel so we dined here for one of the nights. We chose one of the cheaper "Taster" menu's along with the wine package. Food was modernist, well prepared and well presented. Staff were attentive. NOT CHEAP (Especially for Porto) but high end dining never is. A special place which we would call into again next... More 

Helpful?
Thank Anita37
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Quality ingredients and creative work from the chef. Tasting menu is very good value for fine dining. Recommend the langoustine for starter, veal tail as main and raspberry/coconut/pineapple dessert. All are included as part of the 52 euro medium tasting menu. Friendly, attentive staff. Good range of drinks too. 10/10 would go again if returning to Porto.

Helpful?
Thank Owen T

Travellers who viewed Palco also viewed

Porto, Porto District
 

Been to Palco? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 38 - USD 59
Cuisine
European, Portuguese, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Sa da Bandeira 84, Porto 4000-427, Portugal (Formerly Hotel Teatro)
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 040 9620
Description
Situated on the main floor of Hotel Teatro, the restaurant is the center of exotic and contemporary sensations, with the delicious production brought to you by a perfectly attuned cast of tastes.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Palco and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
California City, California

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Palco staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?