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“Good local food - not worth a detour, but visit if you are in the neighborhood”

Nova Era Restaurante
Ranked #339 of 2,069 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$17
Cuisines: Brazilian, Portuguese, Soups
Description: The Restaurant of reference and preferably in Oporto and all around : - ) Specializing in all typical regional dishes and our city and our country PORTUGAL
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Description: The Restaurant of reference and preferably in Oporto and all around : - ) Specializing in all typical regional dishes and our city and our country PORTUGAL
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We stayed outside the tourist areas, high, away from the river. This had two advantages: we always began the day walking downhill, not up (and we walked down, or level, all day, and so we could use funicular, bus, or cab to get back); and we went to non-touristy, local, Portuguese restaurants. Nova Era was one. For 22 Euros, we had a very good meal, much more than we could eat: a half-bottle of good Douro red wine, 1.5L of water, chicken with fries and salad, and Brazilian steak with black beans, rices, and fries. Service was excellent, our waiter's English was quite good, the food was well cooked (my steak was nicely rare, and well-marinated). What is not to like.
I have one more general comment: at local restaurants, we have received *vast* amounts of food. We could have ordered a full order of the steak *OR* the chicken, with sides and wine and water, and have had enough to eat. The couple next to us did just that: split an entree. (They had desert, too.)
Now we know.

Thank Weyden
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We went here two nights in a row. Fantastic food for a cheap price especially as a couple. Night 1 we ordered fish soup and a half portion of the roast pork + bottle of wine. All up it cost 18 for both of us with a tip. We also had the rest of this food the next day for lunch!
Night 2 we had breaded pork half potion for both of us and a bottle of wine. All up it cost 13.70 for both with a tip. Great food! Good service, English menu. Highly recommend!

Thank paddywyatt
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Baser on the reviews, we expected more of the quality of the food. It was not bad, but we would not recommend it at all, or visit it again.

Thank JochemV_Breda
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

You can sit in the frant and backpart of the restaurant. We sat in the front part, more noise but you can see the kitchen and the beehive of the restaurant. The service is good, the take the the time to explain the menu and de snacks as starter.
The food is good, limeted but enough choices in the menu

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Thank bosburg
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Very professional waiter (good English), excellent salad, fish soup and octopus. Great servings. Nice atmosphere, quick handling. I recommend this restaurant for lunch or dinner.

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