Petiscaria St. António Porto

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Petiscaria St. António – This is (not) a ‘tasca’

“Modest establishment that sells drinks and meals”. That’s the dictionary definition of ‘tasca’. Petiscaria Santo António aims to be a gourmet tasca, which is quite contradictory. Also, do you really want a tasca to be gourmet? Doesn’t that defeat the purpose? Doesn’t it take away from the authenticity? Well, apparently not.

Petiscaria Santo António proves that you can have a great food experience, with a modest, tavern-like feel to it. You can sit at the counter or try to find a place at one of the tables. The space is tight, with about 5 tables. It is – as a tasca is supposed to be – modest and homey. It feels as if someone you know is hosting a dinner party at their place: unceremoniously. Amenities kept to a minimum, but somehow still pleasant and familiar.

The food is ‘all-you-can-eat’ done right. They’ll keep presenting you with snack-size dishes of typically Portuguese food until you say you’re done.

A visit to Petiscaria Santo António really does take you on a journey of surprises, one after another. A journey that tastes like Portugal – flavorful, genuine, warm and comforting. A journey with a happy ending: home-made dessert and a lovely espresso – if you still can make room for it!

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Details about this spot



Rua da Assunção, 40, Porto

Telephone number


Opening Times

Tue - Sat 12:30 - 14:30 & 21:00 - 00:00


Full tapas meal: € 12

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)