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Contra Corrente Bar

Avenida Diogo Leite 282 | Entre As Caves Calem E Sandeman, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111, Portugal
+351 920 080 211
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“bacalao” (2 reviews)
“the river” (3 reviews)
“great service” (2 reviews)
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Avenida Diogo Leite 282 | Entre As Caves Calem E Sandeman, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 32 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With Douro front view, this place offers both inside and outside seating. Servings are not not huge but satisfying and very well prepared and really delicious. Prices very reasonable.

Thank Alexandre C
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We both had the salmon and it was really tasty, fresh and on point, not dry at all. Accompanied by boiled potatoes and salad it was very good. Also they have a nice collection of wines you can order from. A definite plus is the...More

Thank Orhun S
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The service is incompetent and the food terrible. We ordered two lasagnes and a soup (the only appetizer on the menu l might add). After 15 minutes of waiting the waiter arrived with two beers that we did'nt order - and informed us that for...More

Thank Anna Maria P
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Popped in here with friends after visiting a couple of port houses. Service was pretty good and swift, and views over the river were great. We wanted to try franchescina, as it is a local dish. I think it would be fair to say that...More

Thank Clairebarbs
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Never, never again. "Restaurant" set to profit and serve as a larger number of customers. With three orders of roasted potatoes, COOKED was brought. Toilet as on a forgotten train station. Check out the old proverb - How does not smell from the kitchen -...More

Thank vonkush
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Had the codfish a braga. Codfish is terrible, could be just fried, it's just like rubber. Comes with 6 olives and a bunch of fried potatoes, which are okay but don't make up for the rest. Would not eat here again. Location is nice, but...More

Thank Jesperlr
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Great service from the waitress, she was dealing with 10 tables outside on her own. Food was nice, wouldn't say amazing, but certainly couldn't complain! Relatively well priced for riverside view!

Thank burngold
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

We've been eating and drinking at the Contra Corrente for nearly 8 years now on our regular visits to Vila Nova and the quality of the drinks, food and service is superb. It is an unassuming little cafe/restaurant, family owned and run where they always...More

Thank Mike_Gina_Fenland
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Friendly quick service at reasonable prices. First time my wife had eaten bacalau (driedcod) and waitress was really helpful. Also the best looking waitress on the street. Noticeable that this restaurant filled up first even though there are restaurants on either side!

Thank rentsh
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Great location, with river views. Great collection of wines. Nice staff. I ordered the local fish which was patchy to taste, however the boiled potatoes it came with, were its saving grace. So the cook was good, the fish horrid. There is also no wifi...More

Thank xvictoriax
ContraCorrenteBar, Proprietário at Contra Corrente Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Diogo Leite 282 | Entre As Caves Calem E Sandeman, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Phone Number: +351 920 080 211
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