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Restaurante Avo Maria

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Cais da Ribeira 30, Porto 4050-510, Portugal
+351 22 203 3166
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We got lured in by the staff that told us there was a river view from inside; only one table had a view and it was reserved. We got charged €3 each for some bread, olives and (horrible) fish pate and €7.50 for a cheese so strong it was disgusting. We didn't ask for any of it. There are some... More 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

I came here after taking a look at other restaurant. The price was ok for me. I liked their fish, which tasted fresh. The servers could not be more helpful and attentive. The only issue with me was the starter that was served at the beginning of the meal. I did not touch it so I told the staffs and... More 

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Thank LinkNg
Westchester County, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

While in the Ribeiro district of Portugal, we decided to try this quaint place by the water. While it wasn't as lively as some of its neighbors, we were looking for a nice, quiet dinner indoors. Out of all the places we ate at in Porto, this was by far the most expensive. I wouldn't have minded so much if... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

It was the worst food that I have ever tasted. The prices were high ( even a bar of bread was 3 euros) and the soups were horrible. Thé service was slow and irriterting. I don't recommend this place.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This restaurant looks quite impressive from the outside , and of course the view is wonderful overlooking the River , the bridges and on the far side the port houses., lovely table cloth and napkins, service is quite good too but I'm sorry that is as far as my positive review goes. The food. Is not good at all. The... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

A veryy cosy Restaurant. At first the dishes seemed not so expensive, and we checked in. The food was ok, but just normal. What raised the price was the drinks (wine too expensive) and: Each person pays 3 € for a little bread with olives. Each! So I payed three Euro for 5 Olives : ((((( In total I would... More 

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Unless you want food that will be overpriced and poorly cooked and prepared. Don't touch the goats cheese that they plonk in front of you and ask you to try or you will be charged seven euros for the privilege of this. It's just their version of Philadelphia cheese spread only theirs isn't as good. Restaurants that don't know how... More 

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kent
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Found this restaurant and decided to give it a try. We were travelling with my elderly mother and they couldn't have been more attentive. We had the steak and Mum the fish-both large portions and very tasty-so much so we went back again. The service was very good and the waiters very pleasant- we had a good laugh with them.

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Thank Daviddavid I
Porto, Portugal
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We decided to try this restaurant without having any references at all... We ordered codfish and pasta for four... the cod was acceptable and the pasta was what I would expect at a shopping center...the ingredients weren't fresh...e.g. canned mushrooms... As for value for money we felt a bit robbed in the end as we paid a total bill of... More 

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Lisbon
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131 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

I had a wonderful meal in Avo Maria, with a 3 hrs lunch, fast service, very nice waiters who offered 6 portuguese brandys -even after saying I´d paid them, they didn´t cherge-, with wonderful ambiance, very nice views over the river Douro, the bridge D. Luis, Ribeira, the wine cellars in Gaia, and good mood. Absolut fair price. On the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 28
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cais da Ribeira 30, Porto 4050-510, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 203 3166

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