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Restaurante Casa Balsas

Rua Saraiva de Carvalho 53, Porto 4000-520, Portugal
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  • Average7%
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2 weeks ago
“Authentic and Cheap!”
3 Apr 2018
“Wonderful authentic Portuguese Francesinha Sandwiches served with a smile”
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European, Portuguese
Rua Saraiva de Carvalho 53, Porto 4000-520, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for lunch after a walking tour ending at the cathedral, we found this little restaurant nearby. Just a small, unassuming place, we ordered two francesinha and two beers. The meals came, with delicious home made chips, the francesinha had steak and sausage, in a...More

Thank Trevor D
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Perfect little restaurant where locals go for an authentic Francesinha sandwich meal. The meat and cheese sandwich is so tasty and served with fresh fries made with fresh cut potatoes and a lightly spicy sauce to die for. Yum! So good. Don’t miss the real...More

Thank OdetteVancouver
Reviewed 2 March 2017

It is a typical Portuguese restaurant frequented by locals. . The menu is not extensive, but we found something all we liked - Plates we got was huge and delicious.. It's a place where you will find food for reasonable price”

1  Thank Antonino P
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I have stepped here as I saw on the shop's window that they serve Franceshina in quite good price. It was high time to taste this Portuguese sandwich. It was served with home made frites. For really reasonable money I have got very big good...More

Thank pawel_hbg
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

What a lovely place. There's only one thing you should eat: sardines. Grandpa is the master off a small bbq just outside. The rest of the family runs the restaurant. Mostly portugese people eat here. Very good sardines. 26€ for 2 persons including mix salad,...More

Thank sjoerd t
Reviewed 27 June 2015

We jumped there totally by accident lured by smell of grilled fish. We saw guy outside grilling fish and asked if we can buy. With no word in English by him and neither in Portuguese by us we landed inside where waitress gave us some...More

Thank mmruszcz
Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed in an apartment close to this restaurant, so decided to try it out. It is a typical Portuguese restaurant frequented by locals. No frills, no fuss. The menu is not extensive, but we found something we liked - breaded pork and put in...More

2  Thank StormyGiraffe
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Casa Balsas is a simple place with the simple Portuguese kitchen. It looks like a bar, but in the back there is a restaurant area. It's a place where you will find more Portuguese people than tourists. Food and wine are not expensive, although the...More

1  Thank Nico v
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  • Address: Rua Saraiva de Carvalho 53, Porto 4000-520, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351(22)22000926
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