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Rui Paula DOP

Largo Sao Domingos 18 | Largo de S. Domingos, 18, Porto 4050-545, Portugal
+351 22 201 4313
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (43 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (24 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Largo Sao Domingos 18 | Largo de S. Domingos, 18, Porto 4050-545, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a real gem. Such a large hotel but it’s big enough to accommodate a few thousand people. The hotel is just lovely, staff are very polite, hard working and always there to serve. The food in the buffet restaurant is amazing, so...More

Thank Kazf22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner and chef greeted us on a rainy night and even offered us his raincoat. The food was fabulous and wine was excellent. I would highly recommend going here- easily the best and nicest restaurant in the city of porto

Thank Maya K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband booked the restaurant for a five course tasting menu worth €85each. It was our wedding anniversary and we wanted to treat ourselves. I am a vegetarian so I went to the restaurant a day before and booked it after having a...More

Thank anony1809
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff makes you feel right at home. Their knowledge about dishes and wine is excellent. My friend had the best gamba pasta she ever had and she has had many ;-) My pulpo was also amazing. A little expensive but worth its money

Thank Laurence N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of five that came to celebrate American Thanksgiving during a November trip in Porto. I had been here for lunch the year before and it was equally fantastic. I had the memory menu and my partner had the sea menu. Our...More

Thank Ryna H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really loved this restaurant. I came for lunch and the food was excellent and so did the wines. The staff was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. I think the restaurant was renovated recently and it looks wonderful. I love the modern and warm design....More

Thank petualang
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

high quality food for a very good price service was very good again and the meals great aswell, enjoyed a lot

Thank sgaddy2017
Reviewed 16 December 2017

While we were walking in the streets of Porto we found this restaurant and decided to have lunch there. In fact some friend told us to try it, because the food was really good. We had the day menu and every dish was perfect. My...More

Thank JorgeSaltarelli
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

We found the lunch menu to be a great deal. Fabulously well prepared dishes with an understated elegance. It’s so nice to visit a well-run restaurant where you can tell (without being told) that everyone in the staff is enjoying their job.

Thank DaTr0ll
Reviewed 20 November 2017

The location is ion the heart of Porto , The food was great , small size plates ,but very tasty , the wine list was very good , the staff were very helpful and explained all the dishes when they were brought out . The...More

Thank Peter-Aussie67
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22 August 2017|
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Response from Wayton | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the time of the year and the week I would recommend making a reservation. When we visited in early May on a Friday night most tables were occupied.
Claude F
7 June 2017|
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Response from Wayton | Reviewed this property |
Casual in a smart way I would call it.
30 December 2016|
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Response from chavanowF | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if there is a kids' menu. But I would not recommend a restaurant like this with a child of five, given the stature of this restaurant. I really advise to check beforehand with the restaurant itself. You have to do... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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
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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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