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O Antigo Carteiro Restaurante

#174 of 1,447 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
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Rua Senhor da Boa Morte 55 | By the River, Porto 4150-686, Portugal
+351 937 317 523
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to this restaurant after I did the bridge climb. So happy to find this special restaurant. The owner of the restaurant is very friendly and he explained the menu to us clearly. There're so many good dishes on the menu which I hope I could try them all. All the food turned out to be delicious and all... More 

Thank angieyca
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Showed up around 7:15, which is early by Porto's standards and had the whole restaurant to ourselves for dinner. The owner was there to meet us and was there to explain the whole menu and made wonderful wine recommendations. Not a huge menu, but fairly unique options, including beef tongue, which was delicious. Not in a touristy area, but if... More 

Thank Alex P
Porto, Portugal
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I had known this restaurant under a previous management and was very pleasantly surprised on my last visit at how a place which was already interesting could evolve further into such a fabulous restaurant. The new design is very welcoming, comfortable and full of warm light. Without being at all rustic, it makes you feel like you could be dining... More 

1 Thank 364567
Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Had dinner at this restaurant with my family. First thing, waiter said come to have dinner at 10pm and we decided to wait as it looked promising but ended up having dinner at 11.30am. Food wise, make sure you don't offer meat. It was the most expensive dish in the menu and it was dry and tasteless. Cod however was... More 

1 Thank BeatrizRG
Hélder S, Owner at O Antigo Carteiro Restaurante, responded to this review

Dear madam. You spoke with me and I am the responsible for the restaurant. I told you what was obvious that night: we had no place for you and that it would take too long to serve you. Never before 22:30 or later. You told me that you might come to have dinner at that time. We waited to have... More 

Moss, Norway
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I chose this place because I came late to the hotell and the restaurant was close by. Orderd 3 courses with wine and coffee. I liked the concept and that it was a small place. Very pleasant straff and eager to get feedback. I tell you what I told them: Too much salt in the starter and main course. Too... More 

Thank KjellFredrik
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278 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

When we travel, we prefer to enjoy the local food and eat at "neighborhood" restaurants versus tourist spots. If this is the type of experience that interests you, this is a great spot. Food is local, authentic and really tasty. Service is fantastic- warm, friendly and helpful. We went twice while staying in the area we enjoyed it so much.... More 

Thank ChrisSeattle_wa
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Went here on strength of great reviews stressing quality and value for money. Yes the quality was nice and the service extremely attentive but given that it is well away from Porto centre it is rather overpriced. For example a standard plate of side salad for 7 euros whereas at our favourite restaurant in historic centre a superb large platter... More 

Thank StAlbanstwo
Porto, Portugal
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I am a Regular costumer and I never leave this place disapointed... the food is realy realy Good and very genunin

Thank Teresa C
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Everything was superb, super helpful friendly service, amazing fresh tasty authentic Portuguese food and a friendly relaxed atmosphere. They genuinely care that you have a great experience. Make the effort to go here, please, these people deserve support. You rarely find such a gem.

Thank StPee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Was our first night in Porto and went for a stroll and found this place the people were so friendly and translated the menu for us. Lovely local wine too.

Thank Elsa P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$38
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Senhor da Boa Morte 55 | By the River, Porto 4150-686, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 937 317 523

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