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Rui Paula DOP

Largo Sao Domingos 18 | Largo de S. Domingos, 18, Porto 4050-545, Portugal
+351 22 201 4313
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Largo Sao Domingos 18 | Largo de S. Domingos, 18, Porto 4050-545, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday

Inventive, modern, mostly fish but also seafood and meat; very extensive wine list. Everything delicious including extras at beginning and end of meal. Waitstaff well-informed, and attentive to the point of feeling rushed -- a disappointment in a place that is otherwise so inviting.

Thank jdvicto
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What an experience! Go for the tasting menu with the wine pairing, it won’t disappoint. Beautiful food and exceptionally friendly staff. My friend has a fish allergy and they catered to that need wonderfully.

Thank Kate T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect is not enough! One of the best restaurants ever. Perfekt service, kind, polite, knowledgeable +smart and well educated sommelier. Extraordinary atmosphere and a chef that is, although famous and busy , taking his time for hiss guests.

Thank mabeyer2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited last month and ordered the degustation menu. Michelin star worthy for food and service. Plate after plate left you wanting more! The flavor combinations were unique and delicious. A must try for all foodies!

Thank RamonMRodriguez
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food the service, the attention to detail is all indicative of Rui Paulas love for his home in Douro valley. The menu and winelist both express the Douro valley beautifully. Really worth the price to experience Porto and Douro valley food.

Thank Donna J
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Toward the end of my trip to Porto, I booked a lunch reservation here thinking I would do the bargain lunch menu, but I splurged and ordered the Memory Menu with paired wines. I'm so glad I did. The food in Porto is tremendous, and...More

1  Thank KeithGayler
Reviewed 24 January 2018

I was actually here twice in a week's time, once for lunch, once for dinner. If you want to experience this with a limited budget, the executive menu for lunch (Tuesday-Friday) is a good option. I chose this for lunch and while all the courses...More

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 23 January 2018

We had a wonderful time at DOP. Let me just say that the service is excellent from the moment you walk in the door, to the moment you walk out of the door. We were welcomed by a great team of staff who were very...More

Thank the_food_junkies
Reviewed 22 January 2018

What an evening we had here! Food was beautiful, service great, without being too formal, the wine list was very interesting, the sommelier fantastic, without being pushy, all in all an extraordinary experience, well worth every penny

Thank l0ve2travel1970
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The owner and chef greeted us on a rainy night and even offered us his raincoat. The food was fabulous and wine was excellent. I would highly recommend going here- easily the best and nicest restaurant in the city of porto

Thank Maya K
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22 August 2017|
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Response from Wayton | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the time of the year and the week I would recommend making a reservation. When we visited in early May on a Friday night most tables were occupied.
Claude F
7 June 2017|
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Response from Wayton | Reviewed this property |
Casual in a smart way I would call it.
30 December 2016|
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Response from chavanowF | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if there is a kids' menu. But I would not recommend a restaurant like this with a child of five, given the stature of this restaurant. I really advise to check beforehand with the restaurant itself. You have to do... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Sao Domingos 18 | Largo de S. Domingos, 18, Porto 4050-545, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 201 4313
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In the first quarter of 2010, Rui Paula returned to his homeland, OPorto, with the opening of the DOP restaurant. The new space is situated in the Palace of the Arts - Talent Factory, in Largo de S. Domingos in the historic city center, classified as World Heritage. This building is full of history. It began as the S. Domingos Convent and remained active since the fourteenth century, as a venue for auctions and council meetings. In 1834, served as the headquarters of the Lisbon (later Portugal Bank), and between 1934 and 1989 hosted the Douro Insurance Company. The Palace of Arts, now under the jurisdiction of the Youth Foundation, aims to "establish itself as a center of creativity and innovation of national and international excellence, professionally promoting young designers / artists, and be the dynamic center of the historic center as a cluster of arts and creative industries, enhancing its ability to attract creative professionals and tourism." The concept of the Palace of Arts fits perfectly in the Rui Paula project, who understands the gastronomy field as a creation with a strong cultural component. DOP has been designed to operate as a good taste, space cosmopolitan and yet familiar, and the generator of exciting dining experiences. The restaurant, with capacity for 65 people is provided with the latest equipment and has two distinct and complementary spaces: one show cooking, where the service is faster and more economical, and a traditional but innovative cuisine and dinning room.
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