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Rua Passos Manuel N0 142 | Junto ao coliseu do Porto, Porto 4000-382, Portugal
+351 22 200 1079
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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391 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Location is good and easy to find. We ate off the gourmet set menu which included wine. We both had the same. The starter of codfish balls as ok. Came quickly which gave the impression that it was going to be a quick meal but did slow down so not rushed. Main was the beef steak which was cooked rare... More 

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Timisoara, Romania
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42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a lunch in the restaurant. Restaurant has a very nice ambiance with a nice and friendly staff. From the moment I ordered and a time a food was brought it was a couple of minutes. This I appreciated very much. It was a lot of dishes and wines to choose from. Everything I ordered was looking nice and... More 

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Portugal
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant, I always liked to go there. it as, tradition, quality of food, good service, polite staff, art deco decoration, relaxed atmosfer... What more you can ask for ?! Back in the old times, it was a Michelin star, restaurant, i read, that it was the first Portuguese, restaurant to be mention in the Michelin Guide. However, it change... More 

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Thank tripwalk
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

If anyone is looking for traditional food, this restaurant is excellent and has a very cosy atmosphere.

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Thank Cameoe777
Mississauga, Canada
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We were walking around the city and we were welcomed in and given a table right away for 5 of us. The service was fast. Staff were friendly . The food was good and typical Portuguese cuisine. Nothing extraordinary. The meal was just warm. We didn't eat any of the bread & olives but still got charged 10 euros. Other... More 

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Thank Ana R
Escondidinho, Proprietário at Escondidinho, responded to this review

Hello Ana R. Regrettably it took a not so positive image as we intended, our stance is of seriousness towards our customers, unfortunately it seems that someone missed, having this happened just like their exposure, it was a shame that they had not warned us at the time for that fact, Would have been immediately rectified. We invite you and... More 

Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Nice place in Porto. It's a very old restaurante with a very rustic feel. We went for lunch and there were not many people in there. The menu was extensive and featured many traditional Portuguese dishes. We enjoyed the starters (bread crisps and olives) but note that they will charge you for it. We had the cod fish croquettes which... More 

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Thank mChang88
Escondidinho, Proprietário at Escondidinho, responded to this review

Thankfully, we took a positive image of our restaurant. We work hard to promote our mission, every day we aim to highlight all our long history and legacy that is fortunately very long. We have been here since 1931 and we have been our first registered trademark since 1927. We are the first Portuguese restaurant to have two michellin stars,... More 

Porto, Porto, Portugal
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Codfish and Octopus are the specialities, both in the oven. I had nice starters too - a dish of pâtés, salmon with mascarpone, grilled tiger prawns - all finely done and poorly garnished. They also use to have Tournedos Rossini and a local Clams stew.

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Thank Mario_1725
Escondidinho, Proprietário at Escondidinho, responded to this review

We were immensely pleased to have given you a good time here at "Escondidinho". We work hard to promote our mission, every day we aim to highlight all our long history and legacy that is fortunately very long. We have been here since 1931 and we have been our first registered trademark since 1927. We are the first Portuguese restaurant... More 

London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is very cozy and decorated in a nice and old fashion way. Very pleasant to dine in. The food is also very good. If you want to try traditional Portuguese food this is the place! The service is very good. Also perfectly located in the centre and with free parking. A must go!

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Thank AnnaDias1
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This restaurant offers traditional Portuguese cuisine and I like to samplesomething a little different when abroad, if not being the most adventurous. it was difficult to see in the restaurant so when we got inside and we were the only ones there we wondered if we had made the right choice. Need not have worried as, apart from the warm... More 

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Thank Col M
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

First the ambience is very good with a nice decoration. Regarding the food is a hit and miss, the seafood cataplana was made with potatoes, which is just awful and lacks of proper seafood. The wine is just terrible, with very limited options, lot of menu entries out of stock and the knowledge of the waiter also very poor. So... More 

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Thank Paulo F
Escondidinho, Proprietário at Escondidinho, responded to this review
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Muito obrigado pela sua participação caro Paulo F. Analisamos com a atenção merecida o seu texto sobre a sua experiência... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$53
Cuisine
European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Passos Manuel N0 142 | Junto ao coliseu do Porto, Porto 4000-382, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 200 1079

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?