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Restaurante Universal

#331 of 1,377 Restaurants in Porto
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Rua Anibal Cunha 252 | Em Frente Igreija de Cedofeita, Porto 4050-047, Portugal
+351 962 818 424
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10:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Porto, Portugal
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Quereis bom e barato?? Vinde ao Universal! O Sôr Carlos vai acolher-vos como poucos o Porto. You want good and cheap cooking?? Head to Universal and enjoy Mr Carlos welcoming and sympathy.

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Thank José Pedro F
Chambery, France
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

It's definitely a place you should eat at if you're staying in a hotel nearby The staff was very welcoming, the food was delicious and the portions were huge. We tried a bottle of their sparkling white wine and it was really nice. Thanks for a memorable diner !

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Thank LeaBvr
Houten, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

If you are staying in Boavista, I would highly recommend visiting this resaurant. During our visit we have eaten here 3 times and every night we had a great time. The owners are truely friendly and although their English is limited they do everything to make you feel welcome and help you out with the menu. The bacalhau, lulas, picanha... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This is one of those little family run places that simply serves delicious Portuguese classic dishes at low cost. Absolutely worth a visit.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

On a three-day trip I ate two lunches here (since my hotel was nearby). At around noon the guests start to arrive - local people from work, in suits with briefcases and in painters' overalls and small family groups. The place was more or less packed from noon until 2 in the afternoon. Eating is very simple. You look at... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice dinner for a very cheap price! There is quite a good choice for vegetarians too! It was a bit difficult to communicate but the staff was very nice and kind. We totally recommend it!

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Thank Marta M
Lisbon, Portugal
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

I live in Oporto now and I can not recomend this restaurant enough.A family business, you will feel right home.Good food,very good prices and vegetarian option.

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Thank Quaque
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

I was there once, talking to man behind the balcony, i asked if they could serve me some kind of fast food(Lack of time), didn't served at that time so i order one of those available "dish of the day" i just eat the plate of meat+bread and drink ice tea. i decided to left because i was late for... More 

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Lille, France
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

Excellent place, with great service, very nice, sweet waitress who takes the time to explain everything in Portuguese. It was a pleasure to be in a typical place where people actually didn't speak English or French. Then, the food was excellently cooked. Home made, with quantity and quality. The house wine was also very good and not pricy. Overall, a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
Cuisine
European, Portuguese, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 00:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Anibal Cunha 252 | Em Frente Igreija de Cedofeita, Porto 4050-047, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 962 818 424

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