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Restaurante O Chanquinhas

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Rua de Santana | Perto da Igreja Matriz de Leça da Palmeira, Matosinhos 4450-781, Portugal
+351 22 995 1884
12:00 - 23:00
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Found this restaurant on trip adviser since it's my first time in this area . The restaurant was classic with that old smell to it but I guess that's what makes it different .The food was very good !!! I had the shrimp cream soup and the grilled octopus. Both dishes were excellent . I would recommend it to anyone... More 

Thank Marco B
Porto, Portugal
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

There are restaurants that truly are an Institution! With a fine and traditional service you won't find in a restaurant nowadays (special in the news wannabes') along with truly authentic portuguese food this is one of the few restaurants in which I can truly feel at home. Amazing people, exquisite athmosphere and great service.

Thank Ricardo O
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Thought we would have a miserable last dinner in a soulless hotel close to Porto airport but found this gem. Waiter was very pleased to practice his English and told us everthing was a speciality of the region and the house. I had the best calamari of our holiday with a great selection of vegetables. Looking forward to our next... More 

Thank Terry G
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316 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is set in an old manor style house with a very traditional décor. It is quite spacious inside and has a room that may be used for more private groups. It has a wide selection of dishes, all of excellent quality. It has a good selection of wines too. Everything is top rated but with top quality comes... More 

Thank IsabelMNSS
Robin Hood country
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Wonderful food; excellent but discreet service; beautiful historic building; remarkable value. I'd heard it was good, but didn't expect it to be this good.

Thank Birilliant
Porto, Portugal
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155 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

this restaurant is visited by me about once every month. Definitivly one of the best restaurants on Oporto area. The entrees ara superb. Please ask for " pimentos padron" and mushroons. The main course list is very large and all the traditional Portuguese cuisine can be found every day.The quality of the food is unbeatable !!! The dessert is based... More 

Thank Joaquim V
Leca da Palmeira, Portugal
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Very nice atmosphere and reception of owners. Quiet and confortable. Food as no other place , it is very well coked, showing fantastic freshness and flavour.

2 Thank P0rtuguesec0uple
Oslo, Norway
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Great place and truet a travel in time.Great service and straff are very friendly and happy to help with recomandations!great portugese food and experience.

Thank JulieBFarrier
Lyon, France
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2013

We were recommended O Chanquinhos by a very good Portuguese friend, whose trusted palate did not disappoint. We accepted the offer of an aperitif in the quaintest of Ante-rooms, chilled white Port while we looked at the menu. The fish was superb, every piece we had. My less adventurous sons simple steak was also a little piece of heaven on... More 

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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2013

My daughter had been here a couple of times whilst studying at Porto University and took us for dinner. Quite a rustic place, very authentic, atmospheric, charming staff whose English wasn't very good so our daughter used her Portuguese to good effect. We were the only Brits there. Loved it and would definitely return

Thank bazpool

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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 de Santana | Perto da Igreja Matriz de Leça da Palmeira, Matosinhos 4450-781, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Matosinhos
  • Phone Number: +351 22 995 1884
Description: Since 1974, Chanquinhas in Leca da Palmeira, housed in a former manor house is distinguished by the quality of the food and the wine list quite complete. A sophisticated and refined space where luxury is not, however, synonymous with elitism. A tastefully decorated, concerned with the cult of detail. Old palace, it still keeps some traits reminiscent of the recent past that gives this restaurant a certain aura, decor aside, prevails as the reference for its traditional cuisine, restaurant where the flavors of Portugal are present in each dish!

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