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Rei dos Galos de Amarante

#202 of 1,462 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
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Rua das Taipas 121, Porto 4050-600, Portugal
+351 912 151 346
20:30 - 00:00
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Mon 12:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 20:30 - 00:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

From the outside the place really doesn't look like much, but luckily we were recommended it by a local. We were late to book, and they went to a lot of effort to allow us to come in early before another booking. Very lovely and friendly staff, with good English, the menu is handwritten and they translate it verbally to... More 

Thank Ingridlara
1 review
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Good food, good service. Small but great restaurant... Try the duck rice and the fish soup. Better to make reservations before going there...

Thank Alexandre C
Porto, Portugal
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I was expecting a well cooked portuguese food. We asked by "Bacalhau à rei dos galos". It was not bad, but far enough from other restaurants with nicely cooked portuguese food. And it was with a lot more salt than one must expect. The restaurant is poorly decorated, the service is correct, but not friendly as usual in Porto and... More 

Thank Carlos Augusto M
Porto, Portugal
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177 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

We went there for an anniversary dinner and it was packed with 3 groups. The food is traditional and tasty, definitely a must try and it is not expensive at all.

Thank FilipaDaniela
Kalk Bay, South Africa
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

We ate here twice in 2 days as it was so good. Brilliant local food as mama would make it if she was a cook of note. We ate like kings. Day one was fish soup. So fresh -with dorade. Then bacalhau with eggs, sweet new potatoes, olive oil and parsley. Then the most succulent pork with chestnut sauce and... More 

Thank Irene I
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

We found this restaurant quite by accident. Walking through the picturesque streets of Porto (looking for somewhere to eat), we came to an inconspicuous door, behind which we opened a Portuguese tale. We were very satisfied with the service and quality of food. Excellent.

1 Thank Антон Б
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Cheap, traditional, and not a trap for tourists. They will serve you excellent white or red wine for a fair price, and excellent, excellent portuguese food: Duck rice, lamb, and unexpected fresh fish because yhe son o the owner, is both a good chef and a underwater fisherman. Ask for the fish and he will show it to you. Very... More 

1 Thank Silvia F
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

If you want low-key authentic Portuguese food then this is your place. The outside is quite unassuming but take the leap of faith and go inside. We did and were greeted by an old man standing in the foyer. I spoke to him in Portuguese (ok, my Portuguese is far from perfect) and he looked at me like I was... More 

1 Thank MalickNdieng
Porto, Portugal
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316 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2015

One of the most mentioned names when it comes to Porto's most renowned dish, Tripas à Moda do Porto, Rei dos Galos de Amarante has for years remained a true locals place - a small dining room, with just a few tables, old tavern decoration, and plenty of regular customers hanging around. Thursday is Tripas day, and they're among the... More 

1 Thank espm252
Porto, Portugal
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192 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

We went there for the "Cabidela" a typical dish with rice, chicken and its blood. It's amazing! The service it's a little bit slow but the owners are very nice and old. Very cheap!

Thank Ana B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Portuguese, Mediterranean, European, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 00:00
20:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua das Taipas 121, Porto 4050-600, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 912 151 346

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