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O Caracas

Rua das Taipas 27, Porto 4050-599, Portugal
+351 22 201 7179
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“rice” (22 reviews)
“steak” (16 reviews)
Open Now
19:00 - 23:00 Hours
Mediterranean, Portuguese
Rua das Taipas 27, Porto 4050-599, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 158 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Really good food for a very good price. Choice of fish or meat....it is like being invited into mamas kitchen. The sisters are great fun and the service excellent......but nobody argues with Mama....she knows her food.

Thank E C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious and simple, the service was great, location and environment was awesome. Many locals having lunch which is something of value for us

Thank drguara
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Not your usual restaurant! No menu. The waitress, who is the daughter of "Mama" the chef, tells you what's cooking that night. When we were there, it was a choice of fish or steak. I got the fish, as did our friends, and my husband...More

1  Thank Mermaid929
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Fantastic lightly fried fish and wine for a good price, friendly staff. No menu but I feel like whatever they bring you will be excellent.

Thank HMez
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Found this restaurant by the reviews and proximity to where I was and oh my! I so loved dining here! It's a lottery with what you'll actually have, but it will definitely be a win win one!!! Do come and dine here and you won't...More

2  Thank Nast
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

A place where locals go. Limited choice, no written menu. Soup, steak and fish dishes with lime cheese cake. The food was plentiful and well cooked if odd combinations. Swordfish with cabbage? Anyway 2 soups, 2 mains, carafe of house red, bottle of water and...More

Thank Middleagedman54
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We ate here our first night in Porto and couldn’t have been happier. It’s a quaint family run, traditional Portuguese restaurant. There’s a set menu of a few items that varies each night. We got Seabass for two with rice, veggies and potatoes, with lime...More

Thank Casey R
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Wow, fantastic food and amazing hosts. Two sisters and their mother who makes the fresh cheese I wish I had for desert as well as my cheesecake. There's no menu just a choice of a meat or fish main, whatever was fresh in the market...More

Thank Rob G
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Stumbled into this place a couple of years ago as it was buzzing and it proved to be a great find. Very fresh sea bass today and the family rapport adds to the experience - kind and helpful (not sure what Mother - the chef...More

1  Thank Francis F
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Caraças is only for real food lovers! They serve only 2 options, and they depends on what the cook bought that day. Therefore, you can rest assured you're eating fresh food, and they're fast. They basically decide what to put on the table, so no...More

Thank ellecee2015
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Jessica I
25 July 2016|
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Response from Mienal H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes they are open on Sundays. Sorry for the late response. I am not so sure about the reservation, I just walked in both the times I frequented the place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua das Taipas 27, Porto 4050-599, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 201 7179
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