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Restaurante Bufete Fase

#126 of 1,446 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Rua de Santa Catarina 1147, Porto, Portugal
+351 22 205 2118
12:15 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 12:15 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Valencia, Spain
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Maybe it is a good place for a Franceshina but the service is very slow. We waited one our to be seated and then half ab hour more to be served. There is only one option on the menu but the chef cooks very slowly so it can be a bit stressful to wait. Besides that, the Franceshina was good.

Thank Lhm1993
Lima, Peru
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

I remember the francesinha being good from when I lived in Portugal. Sadly,y last visit was a brief one. I waited half an hour for the rude staff to serve me one beer and sit me at a dirty table. When asked to be served, talked to as if I was being granted the privilege of being at the restaurant.... More 

Thank Mark B
Barcelona, Spain
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I've been tempted to change place but so far I always keep coming back here. This place only serves francesinha and let you choose beteween mild or hot sauce. I always have side fries and beer. Anyone who has had this dish before knows its a heavy one, but so worth having every time I visit Porto.

Thank Diana N
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134 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This is obviously where the locals go to het their francesinhas! I haven't tasted a lot of them to know if it the best one in Portugal, but I can testify that it was delicious! The service was great too, making you feel mostly welcome.

Thank Dimitris K
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed about a two minute walk from BufeteFase, the only thing that stopped us from eating there more often was that it was among the more pricey options for Francesina. 11.50 euro for a Francesina with fries and a beer.

Thank David B
Drammen, Norway
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I'd read that this was the place to go for the best francesinhas in Porto. They literally have nothing else on their menu than their sandwiches and fries. Tiny place that's very easy to miss unless you've got it pinned down on a map. Cheap, nothing fancy, but great flavours. Tried francesinha in one other location in Porto while I... More 

Thank marius204
Sydney, Australia
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95 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

They only serve Fransesinha (with or without chips) - so dont expect any other type of food. We have had fransesinha elsewhere and thought we'd try it here. Sorry but the food was pretty tasteless, the sauce very watery. Service is fast and staff very friendly.

Thank gcn8
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Fransesinha and a choice of french fries or chips are 9€. She is very kind and speaks english well. The food came fast. Nice food, nice people and service. Restaurant is not that fansy, but it doesn't have to. The food is great. That is all. 저는 매운맛으로 먹었는데 많이 느끼하지도 않고 입맛에 아주 잘 맞았어요. 핫소스가 아니라 고춧가루를 써서... More 

Thank 128jieunj
Rijeka, Croatia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The francesinha is amazing, the lady serving them is wonderful and friendly (and speaks good English), the beer is cold, the atmosphere is pleasant (and a bit local). What more do you need?

Thank NiksaMan
Lisbon, Portugal
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

A discrete, local-looking restaurant just up one of the busiest streets in Porto that arguably serves one of its best Francesinhas (the street's, and the city's). The service was swift and impeccable, the prices adequate, and the toasted francesinha with fries delicious. Will definitely return whenever in Porto.

Thank Hyperboreas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:15 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:15 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:15 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:15 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:15 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:15 - 16:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua de Santa Catarina 1147, Porto, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 205 2118

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