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Ora Viva Restaurante

Rua Fonte Taurina 83, Porto 4050-270, Portugal
+351 22 205 2033
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“swordfish” (15 reviews)
“potatoes” (23 reviews)
“rice” (14 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
€€ - €€€
Rua Fonte Taurina 83, Porto 4050-270, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked away in a side alley near the Douro River, Ora Viva serves excellent food at a fair price away from the crowds of tour buses. No view, but great food. Ate there twice, I had the specialty of the house both times, roast octopus....More

Thank jpfreedman
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here following our noses! Most delicious smells coming out of the restaurant, and we weren't disappointed! My husband had the grilled octopus which was superb! Nice wines too and friendly service. Glad we stopped in!

Thank Lauradw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner on a Tuesday night. We arrived just late enough that the restaurant was full and most tables had just been seated. Still, we waited for a half hour (with a glass of wine) and are so glad we did....More

Thank dmm1961
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent atmosphere inside, very helpful staff friendly and family owned. Food was very nice and the owner recommended his favourite Duoro wine that he buys for his family which was a really nice touch. It is very small so book ahead like many places in...More

Thank JonGoWest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely evening in this restaurant in the old town, not far from the river. We booked as it was busy!

Thank sandraWantage
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived early for lunch which was fortunate as this small restaurant filled up quickly and a queue soon developed. We had a delicious azeitao cheese and a salad to start, followed by some of the best fried fish we have had in a while,...More

Thank Phi01
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Be sure to make a reservation, this restaurant is very popular. It is small but has great atmosphere and the staff are great. Excellent meal from starter to dessert.

Thank t42
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

You can stand at the door for a long time even when the restaurant is far from full waiting to be attended too. If you like seafood rice made with old seafood and if you like octopus where they leave the skin on so it...More

Thank joepags1919
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We ate here on our first night in Porto and managed to nab the last table. People were queuing outside for the rest of the evening, so its obviously popular. I had the bacalhau for main, my wife had a curried monkfish stew. Both were...More

Thank Reevesie9
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I went to this restaurant 6 years ago and it was one of the things I was looking forward to the most when returning to Porto last week. They serve the best seafood you can imagine, we even returned twice here while in Porto for...More

Thank EefjeVH
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Fonte Taurina 83, Porto 4050-270, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 205 2033
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