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Restaurante O Gaveto

Rua Roberto Ivens 44, Matosinhos 4450-246, Portugal
+351 22 937 8796
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lobster rice” (5 reviews)
“fresh oysters” (2 reviews)
“percebes” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
Rua Roberto Ivens 44, Matosinhos 4450-246, Portugal
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We had lobster rice, clam and lemon and one desert here, all three of them are fantastic! The lobster rice is creamy and full of seafood flavour, clam is zesty, sweet and fresh, the desert is something similar to custard it is to die for....More

1  Thank Ooolongtea
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Even in this temporary space, the quality of food, wine list and service are exemplay and O Gaveto remains a "local's favorite" dining destination. The freshest seafood you can hope for is brought from boats to the restaurant and with the Matosinhos seafood market within...More

1  Thank RoyHersh
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I was referred here by a local after performing a Port Wine Tour at Graham's. Reviews seemed to indicate that this would hold up to the expectations. I'll start by saying that the location (even though they are at a temporary site due to renovations)...More

1  Thank Rick_Tavares
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Came here via a recommendation. This a traditional style restaurant which sells seafood by weight. you get to choose your fish, crayfish or whatever suits and it is cooked in a basic style reminiscent of my youth. They manage to pull it off but only...More

3  Thank flatstanli
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I was recommended this restaurant by a local Porto gentleman so I decided to try it. I went early in the evening and wanted a crab; unfortunately the 'normal' crabs were all very big so the waiter highly recommended the Santohla crab which weighed one...More

1  Thank BaghdadSuzanne
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Really nice restaurant with very attentive service. Seafood is fresh and cooked well. Good choice of wines and the hosts are very knowledgeable about Portuguese wines!! Thanks a lot!!!

Thank Oleg O
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Expectations were high seen the reviews and other feedback we received. We travelled Portugal before and had this style of food more often. Where here to have a celebration. It was also with a referral from a common acquaintance and yet we felt like another...More

1  Thank Peter-op-trip
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This place was recommended to us and we are so glad that we went. This place is devine. Excellent giant scampi, stuffend crab, seabass in saltcrust and wine.

1  Thank vrancken2015
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Sunday lunch time but we got there early without a reservation . A nice waiter ushered us to a table without any fuss, to probably the only table that had not been reserved. The menu and wine list (very important) were delivered with speed and...More

1  Thank gaynorstapleton
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We came here after a week in Portugal from Lisbon to Porto - in all places ate in restaurants recommended by locals. This was by far the best one. We had for main sea bream in salt with potatoes, fried potatoes and spinach. This was...More

1  Thank MrFiodie
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Response from JohnnyTbravo | Reviewed this property |
Its really easy to get there, just take the bus #500 heading towards Mercado Matosinhos (a few meters away from S. Nicolau's church) and you'll reach it in +- 30min. Additionally you'll enjoy a nice ride along the river and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 38
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Roberto Ivens 44, Matosinhos 4450-246, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Matosinhos
  • Phone Number: +351 22 937 8796
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