Porto and the North Restaurants


  • Palácio das Artes, Largo de São Domingos 18 Map It
  • Porto
  • Portuguese
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

Chef Rui Paula won national fame with reinventions of traditional dishes at his restaurant DOC, upriver on the Douro. Now he's thrilling Porto foodies in this elegant refitted palace. There's a mezzanine for smokers, and long communal tables downstairs, from which you can watch the starters being prepared. Mains include new takes on bacalhau com broa (codfish with cornbread) and tripas (tripe)—if you've tried this Porto dish elsewhere, you'll be amazed by Paula's ultralight version. There are vegetarian dishes, a wide selection of wines by the bottle (from €17) or glass, and desserts featuring rural flavors such as quince and chestnuts. There are two tasting menus: Douro (€70 for five courses) and seafood (€75 for six).

Restaurant Information


Palácio das Artes, Largo de São Domingos 18, Porto, Porto, 4050-545, Portugal

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22-201–4313; 91-001–4041

Website: www.ruipaula.com

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Sun. No lunch Mon.

Published 12/10/2015


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