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O Buraco

#88 of 1,448 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
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Rua Bolhao 95, Porto 4000-112, Portugal
+351 22 200 6717
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 19:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A terrific restaurant. Great local food, skilful home cooking and warm hospitality. One of the owners was very happy to assist us with ordering as we have very limited Portuguese language skills. If I return to Porto this would be a 'must visit' restaurant.

Thank sarahQ7370OX
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here twice for lunch and both times had excellent food and wine with helpful and friendly service. It buzzes with people working in the area at lunch time and you get a real sense of being somewhere different and, for Europe, quite foreign! As with must Porto restaurants you get a small selection of nibbles and bread included in... More 

Thank Cate H
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended this restaurant by a couple of locals. Standing outside it didnt look like much, but dont judge a book by its cover! the food it serves is tasty and seems very very traditional, it was empty plates all round at the end! There wasn't a massive amount of dishes to choose from, but all that was there... More 

Thank Transp0nster
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Don't be fooled by the appearance from the outside. The food and service is amazing. It is full of locals and the dishes are traditional. The specials vary daily and the grilled fish/stew are delicious. Recommend

Thank Matt C
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Good food, interesting interior with mirrors that confused people at times, I found that entertaining. I could watch the television with my back to it. Service was straight to the point but I enjoyed that, no kidding around, just get in, sit down, make an order and enjoy. Felt good. Ate fish with potatoes, some fried fish and had a... More 

1 Thank Glenn E
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing gem... food was great and fast. Server did a port tasting for us! Must visit in Porto! Sea bass, pork and Cod best dishes on the menu.

2 Thank Jennifer S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Very nice local restaurant. Don't be scared by the look. Inside you will find a hidden gem with service that makes you feel like you've been welcomed into someone's home. Truly authentic Portuguese food and wine. Just ask their recommendation of wine and they will pick you the best by bottle for no more than €9-10. Full of locals which... More 

1 Thank zizibristol
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Simply good and cheap local food. 30e for a three-person meal with wine and coffee. Our best memories of Porto!

1 Thank Xiaoyu M
Montreal, Canada
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We went in a Thursday evening and certain dishes were not available. We both ordered the fish, bacalhau and robalo, with rice in tomato juice. With the house white wine, the meal was great.

Thank CosaLindaElla
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Just dined here. Liked the homely feel and that it was a popular spot but felt rushed by the servers. As soon as you put down your cutlery, the plate was whisked away. Diners next to us didn't get the same treatment. Ordered the grilled sea bream and it was alright compared to the other places we tried in Portugal.... More 

1 Thank deetravelstheglobe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Bolhao 95, Porto 4000-112, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 200 6717

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