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Ora Viva Restaurante

#69 of 1,482 Restaurants in Porto
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Rua Fonte Taurina 83, Porto 4050-270, Portugal
+351 22 205 2033
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for lunch or dinner. We had a fun dinner our first night tightly packed into this tiny restaurant that they will always find room for an extra couple. The Portuguese acoustic guitar was nice too. You can't miss on the shrimp. We came back for lunch a couple of days later for a hearty sandwich packed with steak,... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this place by chance. It's small and typically Portuguese. Very reasonably priced and therefore you get what you pay for, our two fish dishes were rather more bones than fish but still a pleasant dinner.

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Thank mrabbit
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another great find on our trip. Authentic Portuguese cuisine with fresh produce. Very near Ribeira, but subtly tucked away in a quiet side street. We went twice in 4 days and queued both times as it was small and highly in demand by locals...not many tourists. The staff were friendly and engaging, multi-lingual it seemed. I had sardines 1st time... More 

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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had their signature codfish and the shrimp and squid rice. The food was very fresh and delicious, we inhaled every bit and drop of it! Service was great as well and the price was very affordable, our meal plus drinks cost us less than 30 euros in total. The ambience was very cosy and more quiet compared to other... More 

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Thank Sze Mei Y
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful meal with friends at Ora Viva. The restaurant is in the Ribeira area of Porto found off a medieval street. The food was absolutely great, the staff very warm and friendly. We sat there all night drinking Portuguese wine, and Porto wine from a local winery. Highly recommended. Make reservations as it is in high demand.

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Thank rgoldchain
Ubud, Indonesia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this tiny restaurant one lunchtime and it was very busy. We came back next day for dinner without a reservation but were given a table after a 10minute wait. Service good and order taken within minutes despite restaurant being completely full. We had Picanha and Swordfish. Both came within 15 mins of ordering and were very good. The... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is really small (narrow) - like a plane with a narrow isle Food is hoisted manually up from below. The food is good and plenty. Wine is limited Very reasonable

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Thank AB-Denmark
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I went here for a meal while in Porto. The Pastel de Bacalhau that I had for a starter was freshly made, hot and very tasty. We shared the Octopus main which was cooked beautifully, with a good mix of potatoes and cabbage to go with it. A real treat! There were plenty of people queuing for... More 

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Thank mariamnebriggs
Farnham
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and a lovely atmosphere, very reasonably priced. The restaurant is busy, so book to avoid disappointment.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

The restaurant is located on a side street off a main tourist area by the river. It is very small but has its own unique charm. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. The manager speaks English. It's an unassuming little place, but definitely a good place to eat at. More authentic than the large,touristy places.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Fonte Taurina 83, Porto 4050-270, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 205 2033

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