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O Valentim

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Rua Herois Franca 263 | Matosinhos, Matosinhos 4450-158, Portugal
+351 22 938 8015
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Lisbon District, Portugal
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to go to this restaurant by our hotel concierge. He obviously has never been. It was reasonably busy so there must be a following for their food. I myself found it no more than average . We had grilled sole and it was well enough cooked but there was nothing special about it. The accompaniments were ordinary,... More 

Thank SandyEaston
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This area is chock-a-block full of seaside bbq fish places - some looking decidedly more touristy than other (though probably also good). Vinum looked a bit smarter and had seating inside, and interesting was patronised by, what appeared to be, locals (a good sign in my book so!). Was NOT disappointed!! Lovely fresh fish, deliciously cooked on an outside grill... More 

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Boerne, Texas
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84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I went to this restaurant after reading reviews and wanting to have some fresh grilled fish. The round trip cab fare was 30 euros. I should have dined closer to my hotel! I ordered a traditional Portuguese soup (Caldo Verde), which was good but not warm enough for me. The grilled cod, cooked over charcoal in the street outside the... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Oh, what an evening .. the best meal I had in Porto. I was walking down the area with friends who are regular visitors in Porto & trying to figure out the restaurant where we would have dinner on 15th Sept. As we walked by this place we thought of giving this a shot and we were really thrilled. The... More 

Thank PrashRao
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Arriving from the airport, we had our taxi take us straight to O Valentim. One of the reasons I went to Portugal was for great seafood and this place has it. When we got out of the taxi, the charcoal fish grill was right at the front door staring us in the face. The smells were positively captivating. We were... More 

Thank Tom C
Porto, Portugal
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is one of the places to go if you want to have some really good fresh fish. It is located very close to the fishing docks, but far enough so that the smell would no bother you :-). You can see the fish and choose the one you want, and it is always very fresh and cooked to perfection.... More 

Thank Margarida-R-Afonso
Surrey, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Ate here 3x during a recent week in Porto and would highly recommend it. The restaurant is based in Rua Herois Franca with one fish restaurant after the other which makes a fantastic atmosphere on a summer's evening with all the freshly grilled fishes being prepared on the grills just outside the restaurant. Dinner time starts around 7:30/8pm - anytime... More 

Thank Cosmo_Kris
Almada, Setubal, Portugal
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I must not have any luck with this restaurant... With all the good reviews, I decided to revisit it, but the outcome was the same: they overcook the fish and with that they take away all the freshness of it!!! We started with Clams that were this time ok (not outstanding like last time...), and then moved to fried dory... More 

Thank Pedro F
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice seafood restaurant, English speaking and flexible when we had special requests (our children hate fish) They definitely know what they're doing, but besides a somewhat modern decor, the place doesn't differ much from the dozens of similar restaurant in the area. Wouldn't hesitate to go there again, though.

Thank cgp1087
Oslo, Norway
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The restaurant is located in front of the harbour, in a street with many other good options. Modern decoration. The meny is mostly based on fish, but it also have meat options. Helpful and friendly service and the place is very clean. The sea bass, the sardines and the salad were very good. Excellent option if you have kids.

Thank Paulo R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Herois Franca 263 | Matosinhos, Matosinhos 4450-158, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Matosinhos
  • Phone Number: +351 22 938 8015

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