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Cafe Santiago

Rua Passos Manuel, 226, Porto 4000-382, Portugal
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“francesinha” (339 reviews)
“sandwich” (89 reviews)
“fries” (41 reviews)
08:00 - 23:00All hours
Rua Passos Manuel, 226, Porto 4000-382, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

...would anyone want to eat that greasy stuff unless you are a teenager longing for calories or anyhow overweight. This characterizes about 90% of the clientele with the remaining 10% being adventurous tourists. We had to wait some 30min at 1.30pm on a weekday, outside...More

Thank Dirk R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's too bad they have so many fame, employees really don't like to work. We arrived at 21:40h and walked in and employees didn't told us nothing, not even good night, when we asked for dinner they said it was closed and I asked: what...More

Thank vazr2016
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went there upon recommendation, apparently it's a must try item in Porto. It's called 'francesinha' translated to 'the little french girl'. It's basically an improvised version of the French croque monsieur. Sandwich with cheese, ham, meat, covered with few more slices of cheese, topped with...More

Thank SabLeys
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The place was packed yet lively! We sat on the bar stool ordering the most expensive yet affordable Franschesina. Taste great! It is a traditional dish, sandwich coated with cheese topped with egg yolk then bathed with hot sauce, served with fries. Feeling stuffed yet...More

Thank tommypanhard
Reviewed 6 days ago

Recommended in our Hotel in Porto. Amazing service, super friendly with tourists. Reasonable prices and a great local experience!

Thank sbethlen
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was looking for a place to taste the francesinha which my Portuguese colleagues recommended to try. After asking a security guy where I could find the best places to eat, he recommended me the area near the coliseum. Once over there and looking in...More

Thank Gaspar M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is by far one of the best places to have a francesinha in all of Porto. A friend of ours told us this was where it was invented but I can't say for certain. The sandwhich and the fresh cut fried potatoes were...More

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every person sitting in this restaurant when we were there was eating some version of the Francesinha. The famous Porto sandwich. I loved it. The sauce has a bit of kick to it but not overwhelming. Got there about 12noon. Thereafter there was a lineup....More

Thank ShariLukens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is the diamond of the Portuguese street food of Porto. They have two restaurants in the same street, with a long queue to enter. My recommendation: try francesinha, get early to avoid the queue or call to book a reservation on the bar

Thank Lya S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Long long line but absolutely it was worth it....it is something to have maybe once-in-a-lifetime. ..but in Porto you must try it and definitely here

Thank smadarmerom
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Response from Olivér M | Reviewed this property |
Public parking on the street
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Passos Manuel, 226, Porto 4000-382, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: 222055797
Family Café/Restaurant, open since 1959, typical from Porto, which serves the most appreciated by locals citizens Francesinha, the famous and multi awarded Francesinha Santiago(R)
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