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Rui Paula DOP

#45 of 1,375 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
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Largo Sao Domingos 18 | Largo de S. Domingos, 18, Porto 4050-545, Portugal
+351 22 201 4313
19:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 19:30 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 12:30 - 15:30
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Porto, Portugal
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited last week the DOP with some good friends. It was a very nice experience but not perfect. We tried the xmas special menu. The entrances were very nice, the codfish was perfect, the lamb was not OK and the desert was very nice. The suggested wines were very good (Frei João Branco, Porta Cavaleiros Reserva 2012 Tinto and... More 

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Boca Raton, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The a la carte menu offers unique and delicious variations on local dining. The modern venue is charming and service excellent! The best dining experience we had in Porto -- including Michelin starred restaurants..

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been there together with a family for the last dinner in Porto. Well balanced food with full flavour and perfect Mirabilis from Quinta Nova, a great moment in life to live for!

1 Thank GatisKulbergs
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our best meal in Portugal was here -- and that's saying a lot because there are a lot of wonderful restaurants in Portugal. The food is truly delicious , the lovely dining room is very comfortable and the service is exceptionally warm and attentive. When they brought two different delectable amuse bouche , my husband inquired whether an ingredient he's... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in 4 and we had different types of food. I had a duck and it was fantastic. The wine was excellent to too and the attention was impeccable. A little bit expensive, but everything good has a price.

1 Thank Luiz P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very good choice if someone wants to have a special night out. The menu focuses on seafood, but there are some carnivore choices as well. There is an extensive winelist for the wine lovers too. I wouldn't suggest the fixed menus, the "a la carte" courses worked best for us.

1 Thank Dimitris K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Michelin listed restaurant as expected per standards: excellent quality food , service, attention and interior. Appropriate value for money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have decided to finalize Porto visit in a nice place for lunch,so we chose Dop of Rui Paula. The fix lunch menu in the cost of 20 Euro -was really tempting but we have ordered a la cart. The sea bass ceviche was a mazing as well as octopus carpaccio. The main dishes of pasta an gambas was good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our last meal as a family group of 4 and it was amazing to finish on a high. Everything we ate was first class .. we started with oysters .. they were good, not the best ever. Then as an entrée (yes the oysters were a pre-starter for us) we had the sardines - wonderful, my wife had... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

this restaurant is amazing. we ordered a variety of dishes as per photos and they were all delicious. The service was impeccable. the wine list was extensive. the only problem we had that it was a very warm night and there was no air circulation, they tend to pack jam everyone upstairs in a small area and down stairs stays... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Sao Domingos 18 | Largo de S. Domingos, 18, Porto 4050-545, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 201 4313
In the first quarter of 2010, Rui Paula returned to his homeland, OPorto, with the opening of the DOP restaurant. The new space is situated in the Palace of the Arts - Talent Factory, in Largo de S. Domingos in the historic city center, classified as World Heritage. This building is full of history.
It began as the S. Domingos Convent and remained active since the fourteenth century, as a venue for auctions and council meetings. In 1834, served as the headquarters of the Lisbon (later Portugal Bank), and between 1934 and 1989 hosted the Douro Insurance Company.
The Palace of Arts, now under the jurisdiction of the Youth Foundation, aims to "establish itself as a center of creativity and innovation of national and international excellence, professionally promoting young designers / artists, and be the dynamic center of the historic center as a cluster of arts and creative industries, enhancing its ability to attract creative professionals and tourism."
The concept of the Palace of Arts fits perfectly in the Rui Paula project, who understands the gastronomy field as a creation with a strong cultural component. DOP has been designed to operate as a good taste, space cosmopolitan and yet familiar, and the generator of exciting dining experiences.
The restaurant, with capacity for 65 people is provided with the latest equipment and has two distinct and complementary spaces: one show cooking, where the service is faster and more economical, and a traditional but innovative cuisine and dinning room.

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