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Esplanada Marisqueira Antiga

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Rua Roberto Ivens 628-638, Matosinhos 4450-249, Portugal
+351 22 938 0660
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Nice place with atmosphere. Typically they show you just how fresh their fish as you walk in. Impressive display of fish etc. We ordered the salt baked sea bass which was really really good. Desert tray is full of sin, but incredibly traditional which I liked. Service is very classic with the use of a serving trolley but very high... More 

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Thank Filipe M
Arkiscom, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Esplanada Marisqueira Antiga, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind remarks. We really appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you back at Esplanada-Marisqueira the next time you are in town. More 

London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

What a success. 3 delicious courses with a starter of some quite delicious fat prawns with 3 flavours of mayonnaise followed by great grilled fish and finally an interesting dessert trolley. Friendly service and excellent choice of sensibly priced wines. A little way out of Porto, but worth the 20/25 mins drive.

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Thank douglas77
Arkiscom, Gerente de relações públicas at Esplanada Marisqueira Antiga, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We hope to see you soon! More 

oporto
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117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Well in the best place to eat shellfish Matosinhos a Antiga keep a very good position ! Close to the parking, excellent service, classic but well decorated....the shellfish is excellent....a good place to visit !

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Thank joaocouto
Arkiscom, Gerente de relações públicas at Esplanada Marisqueira Antiga, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We're waiting for another visit soon! More 

Berlin, Germany
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I have been going to Marisqueira Antiga since I was young, with my father. I absolutely love the quality of their fish and sea-food, which they can perfectly cook. I am expat so every time I fly home trough Oporto I always go there straight from the airport. I almost always go for the açorda, which you cannot find anywhere... More 

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Thank Ines V
Arkiscom, Gerente de relações públicas at Esplanada Marisqueira Antiga, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We're waiting for another visit soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

I ate here with some clients while I was in town on business. The fish is so fresh, the food was amazing! We ordered the salted sea bass, which arrived on fire, it was good to watch. It was served with mini potatoes which were cooked in olive oil ana garlic. The meal was devine! The service was great, and... More 

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Arkiscom, Gerente de relações públicas at Esplanada Marisqueira Antiga, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and for your rating, Sharmaine. We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience and we’re looking forward to seeing you soon. Regards. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

My second visit in 5 months and I wasn't disappointed. Fresh seafood starters consisting of dressed crab and crab meat, king prawns and dragons claws, followed by sea bass cooked in a salted crust beautifully moist and served with risotto and new potatoes. Then came the desert trolley OMG to die for deserts you have to see it to believe... More 

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Thank Michael H
Arkiscom, Public Relations Manager at Esplanada Marisqueira Antiga, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience Michael. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Very professional people, good management, family hospitality and the best products quality that you can find!I know this restaurant for 40 years and they allways had the best fish and seafood of oporto! I truely recommend, very, very good!

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Arkiscom, Public Relations Manager at Esplanada Marisqueira Antiga, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review Jorge Costa and I can assure you, for a delightful regular customer like yourself, serving the best fish and seafood is a pleasure! Thank you so much. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

We arrived late and with no reservation on a busy Saturday night but were happily accommodated and directed to a very well dressed table for four. The restaurant feels traditional and authentically Portuguese and the waiters are impeccably turned out and offer slick, efficient service. We had a seafood platter followed by whole baked sea bass in a salt crust... More 

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Thank Basemess
Abrantes, Portugal
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with family who live in Porto and have used it for many years. Inside it has a touch of class with a well appointed dining room and impeccable staff. We served by August who was so helpful especially with the more difficult shellfish Food was delicious a great experience worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

High quality food (fish, seafood and meat dishes) selection of wines. Great level of service with attentive staff. I highly recommend it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Roberto Ivens 628-638, Matosinhos 4450-249, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Matosinhos
  • Phone Number: +351 22 938 0660

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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