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Rui Paula DOP

Largo Sao Domingos 18 | Largo de S. Domingos, 18, Porto 4050-545, Portugal
+351 22 201 4313
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (44 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (24 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Largo Sao Domingos 18 | Largo de S. Domingos, 18, Porto 4050-545, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Toward the end of my trip to Porto, I booked a lunch reservation here thinking I would do the bargain lunch menu, but I splurged and ordered the Memory Menu with paired wines. I'm so glad I did. The food in Porto is tremendous, and...More

Thank KeithGayler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was actually here twice in a week's time, once for lunch, once for dinner. If you want to experience this with a limited budget, the executive menu for lunch (Tuesday-Friday) is a good option. I chose this for lunch and while all the courses...More

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time at DOP. Let me just say that the service is excellent from the moment you walk in the door, to the moment you walk out of the door. We were welcomed by a great team of staff who were very...More

Thank the_food_junkies
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an evening we had here! Food was beautiful, service great, without being too formal, the wine list was very interesting, the sommelier fantastic, without being pushy, all in all an extraordinary experience, well worth every penny

Thank l0ve2travel1970
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The owner and chef greeted us on a rainy night and even offered us his raincoat. The food was fabulous and wine was excellent. I would highly recommend going here- easily the best and nicest restaurant in the city of porto

Thank Maya K
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Me and my husband booked the restaurant for a five course tasting menu worth €85each. It was our wedding anniversary and we wanted to treat ourselves. I am a vegetarian so I went to the restaurant a day before and booked it after having a...More

Thank anony1809
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff makes you feel right at home. Their knowledge about dishes and wine is excellent. My friend had the best gamba pasta she ever had and she has had many ;-) My pulpo was also amazing. A little expensive but worth its money

Thank Laurence N
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We were a group of five that came to celebrate American Thanksgiving during a November trip in Porto. I had been here for lunch the year before and it was equally fantastic. I had the memory menu and my partner had the sea menu. Our...More

Thank Ryna H
Reviewed 24 December 2017

I really loved this restaurant. I came for lunch and the food was excellent and so did the wines. The staff was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. I think the restaurant was renovated recently and it looks wonderful. I love the modern and warm design....More

Thank petualang
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

high quality food for a very good price service was very good again and the meals great aswell, enjoyed a lot

Thank sgaddy2017
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22 August 2017|
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Response from Wayton | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the time of the year and the week I would recommend making a reservation. When we visited in early May on a Friday night most tables were occupied.
Claude F
7 June 2017|
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Response from Wayton | Reviewed this property |
Casual in a smart way I would call it.
30 December 2016|
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Response from chavanowF | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if there is a kids' menu. But I would not recommend a restaurant like this with a child of five, given the stature of this restaurant. I really advise to check beforehand with the restaurant itself. You have to do... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Sao Domingos 18 | Largo de S. Domingos, 18, Porto 4050-545, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 201 4313
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In the first quarter of 2010, Rui Paula returned to his homeland, OPorto, with the opening of the DOP restaurant. The new space is situated in the Palace of the Arts - Talent Factory, in Largo de S. Domingos in the historic city center, classified as World Heritage. This building is full of history. It began as the S. Domingos Convent and remained active since the fourteenth century, as a venue for auctions and council meetings. In 1834, served as the headquarters of the Lisbon (later Portugal Bank), and between 1934 and 1989 hosted the Douro Insurance Company. The Palace of Arts, now under the jurisdiction of the Youth Foundation, aims to "establish itself as a center of creativity and innovation of national and international excellence, professionally promoting young designers / artists, and be the dynamic center of the historic center as a cluster of arts and creative industries, enhancing its ability to attract creative professionals and tourism." The concept of the Palace of Arts fits perfectly in the Rui Paula project, who understands the gastronomy field as a creation with a strong cultural component. DOP has been designed to operate as a good taste, space cosmopolitan and yet familiar, and the generator of exciting dining experiences. The restaurant, with capacity for 65 people is provided with the latest equipment and has two distinct and complementary spaces: one show cooking, where the service is faster and more economical, and a traditional but innovative cuisine and dinning room.
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