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O Buraco

#90 of 1,424 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
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Rua Bolhao 95, Porto 4000-112, Portugal
+351 22 200 6717
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 19:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good food, interesting interior with mirrors that confused people at times, I found that entertaining. I could watch the television with my back to it. Service was straight to the point but I enjoyed that, no kidding around, just get in, sit down, make an order and enjoy. Felt good. Ate fish with potatoes, some fried fish and had a... More 

1 Thank Glenn E
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing gem... food was great and fast. Server did a port tasting for us! Must visit in Porto! Sea bass, pork and Cod best dishes on the menu.

2 Thank Jennifer S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice local restaurant. Don't be scared by the look. Inside you will find a hidden gem with service that makes you feel like you've been welcomed into someone's home. Truly authentic Portuguese food and wine. Just ask their recommendation of wine and they will pick you the best by bottle for no more than €9-10. Full of locals which... More 

1 Thank zizibristol
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply good and cheap local food. 30e for a three-person meal with wine and coffee. Our best memories of Porto!

1 Thank Xiaoyu M
Montreal, Canada
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We went in a Thursday evening and certain dishes were not available. We both ordered the fish, bacalhau and robalo, with rice in tomato juice. With the house white wine, the meal was great.

Thank CosaLindaElla
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Just dined here. Liked the homely feel and that it was a popular spot but felt rushed by the servers. As soon as you put down your cutlery, the plate was whisked away. Diners next to us didn't get the same treatment. Ordered the grilled sea bream and it was alright compared to the other places we tried in Portugal.... More 

1 Thank deetravelstheglobe
Cascais, Lisboa, Portugal
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The staff were very helpful and the food was tasty. The fact it was more or less full..... all being locals was a good sign.

Thank Nigel B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We've gone there because of reviews on tripadvisor, othere wise probably we will gone near by without stopping it and it will be big mistake. Food is really good I ate caldo verde soup and fried sardines which was really good, food going with nice vines and good deasert and everything in reasonable price. I really recomend this place.

Thank Łukasz S
Leeds, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Noticed a recommendation in lonely planet guide and realised it was fairly close to our hotel (trindade). Didn't book, turned up around 8 to find it fairly busy but table available. Prompt service, excellent food (small fishcakes followed by lovely seabass) and good value bottle of wine. Recommended.

1 Thank rjcjtraveller
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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267 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

You will find this place in the back streets and full of locals. We just managed to get a table, and am pleased we did. The food was very good, we both had fish and 1 portion of codfish to start with. Service was very good and friendly, good value for money. We would most certainly go again next time... More 

1 Thank Linda C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Bolhao 95, Porto 4000-112, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 200 6717

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?