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DeCastro Gaia

Largo Miguel Bombarda 23 | Espaço Porto Cruz, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-222, Portugal
+351 910 553 559
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork cheeks” (2 reviews)
“smoked cod” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
Largo Miguel Bombarda 23 | Espaço Porto Cruz, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-222, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant with an enviable location overlooking the Douro river, simple, and I do not mean this in a negative way at all, fresh and delicious Porto specialities in a relaxed setting. We had a lovely selection of small bites and some...More

Thank AnnaKTU
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We came to this restaurant based on other reviews... it was truly amazing. Upon being seated each of us received a glass of port wine. We had several very tasty and well prepared tapas, such as the Serrano ham, smoked mackerel, fried calamari with an...More

1  Thank AMEM66
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Very good octopus, the best black pudding with apples and onion in Porto district. Olive oil... you shoul buy it in their shop...

1  Thank malgorzata s
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The views are great, but all views from Gaia to Oporto are. So let's get down to business. Eating out is a heck of a lot more than just order food from a list and expect the best. It's about the atmosphere, which is something...More

Thank JorgeMei
Reviewed 16 September 2016

However, restaurants just as nice for better value on the quay. And don't order the breaded mash, a friend ordered this and it was just like baby food. Kept us entertained but not very filling. Our villa had a great view across the river to...More

Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Let's start with the views, possibly the best in Porto. Now the restaurant.... A nice relaxed atmosphere, great knowledgeable service. We had a set menu as part of our wine tour and were suitably impressed with the food. Started with an Iberian ham salad and...More

Thank Jefftm
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

For us the service was great and the waiter particularly good, being patient, charming with good advice. We did expect a bigger view of Porto but did have a good view of the bridge from where we sat. The food was excellent but we were...More

Thank Lourens B
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I ended up having dinner here after enjoying the roof top terrace. Rather than having a big meal I ordered some appetizers which were all quite delicious. I can highly recommend the mushrooms in Port and the spare ribs. The service team was attentive, helpful...More

Thank cascience
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This place has one of the best views of Porto at night. It's a must to visit the terrace and enjoy the view and breeze with some Port wine. Since there were heaters, I think you may also sit there at winter time. For dinner...More

Thank Newrum
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Tasty bacalhau and port wine-oriented food. The roof top terrace is fantastic (and equipped with heaters for the hypothermic). To this day I regret not trying the port wine ice cream.

Thank Bilyxa
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$37
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Miguel Bombarda 23 | Espaço Porto Cruz, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-222, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Phone Number: +351 910 553 559
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The Porto Cruz Space is a project to celebrate the culture of port wine, associating modernity and tradition. It is a place for information, exhibition and leisure that offers new experiences around port wine, combining it with artistic creations and gastronomy in the restaurant DeCastro Gaia, under the guidance of the renowned Chef Miguel Castro Silva. Sharing meals with family or friends allows for a wider and richer tasting experience.