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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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Chester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location, on the walls overlooking the river, is this restaurant's major asset. However, it is also a weakness because of the density of tourists. We ate inside (everyone else was outside) and had a good Portuguese meal - not distinguished but tasty. Overall, reasonable value for money.

Thank pb892016
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good quality, good service, high quantity in a reasonable price and a great place. You can enjoy normal sea food meals (rice, fish, seafruits...).

Thank Sergi C
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gross food. Just foul. Avoid. Dreadful tourist trap. Wife's steak tasted funny & smelt off. Salad had hair on it.

Thank StevoDevo45
Thionville, France
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151 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 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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152 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

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 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 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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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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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93 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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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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
View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?