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Cafe do Cais

Cais Estiva, Porto 4050-243, Portugal
+351 913 098 331
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good32%
  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible21%
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“prawns” (13 reviews)
“tapas” (19 reviews)
“french fries” (5 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Cais Estiva, Porto 4050-243, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We dropped in here for lunch on a sunny but windy day. Was a bit apprehensive due to some of the reviews, however, we were served by a lovely, friendly waitress, who made some good 'tapas' style recommendations for lunch. We enjoyed croquettes, peppers, mini...More

Thank Rachael1973
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really expensive food and not worth the price. Forcing people to eat to stay inside, even if it's raining outside. Immediately after we paid, we were impolitely asked to move from the table, so we had to wait for the taxi outside. Stay away from...More

Thank Nenad Ž
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us were unfortunately persuaded to have dinner there...it’s at a very nice, but touristy location. The food was a major disappointment the starter of cod balls (6) that I had were too uniformly round to have been hand-made and were tasteless and dry...More

Thank Alastair M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Does a veggie burger, which is always a plus for me. Everyone agreed they enjoyed their choices. Veggie burgers would have been improved by the offer of a sauce. Likewise for French fries. Was a bit pricey for what it was, but the location by...More

Thank Callum G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Café do Cais is a lovely, open-air, casual café on the waterfront (Ribiera) of the Douro River. The diverse menu offers tapas type starters, salads, sea, and land. It was early afternoon and we ordered olives, a small bread plate, Portuguese olive oil, small cheese...More

Thank Pappy22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this cafe on a wet day in March. Its a glass box which quickly steamed up so views across the river became difficult. Coupled with this the roof leaked making some tables unusable. Service and food exactly what you would expect except for...More

Thank mickey r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location to people watch and soak up the wonderful view of the river and port district. I appreciate such a location will have a cost but cafe do cais takes this to a new level. There is reason for charging a little more for...More

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On the river, taking in the people watching, acoustic set alongside. Decent table service. Is what it is.

Thank Clicelillie
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We visited Porto in February of this year and stayed in the Ribeira area. Cafe do Cais is just around the corner from our riverside hotel. It is a very busy and modern place with both indoor and outdoor seating. I would say that the...More

Thank Kathy P
Reviewed 13 March 2018

This is a typical riverside,prime location restaurant. The service is OK, the food is OK the price is quite high but it is somewhere to stop off for a bite for lunch. Personally I would not choose to have my evening meal here but I'm...More

Thank chris-rosy
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Dave G
28 May 2017|
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Response from Steve-and-Andie | Reviewed this property |
Our tour guide told us to keep away from riverside bars apart from having a drink. I feel your pain.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cais Estiva, Porto 4050-243, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 913 098 331
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