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Restaurante A Tendinha

Rua Brito Capelo 1137, Matosinhos 4450-078, Portugal
+351 918 154 835
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“octopus” (20 reviews)
“shrimp cakes” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rua Brito Capelo 1137, Matosinhos 4450-078, Portugal
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

I have visited Tendinha to a casual night out with my long date girlfriend, we were celebrating 13 together. The food was ok, the "Tia" is a very amusing person.... in the beggining, cause, half an hour, she starts to "take advantage" of people, in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Pepinho_Sampaio
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Fresh is definitely not a word I would use to describe this meal! The calamari was frozen covered in a very thick oily batter, the salad was again covered in loads of oil. Like other reviews have mentioned the oil, olives and bread were not...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ana445
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Realy nice food and great host Mrs Maria. We ordered octopus, codfish cake and schrimp cake and everything was delicious.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Happiness323382
Reviewed 25 October 2018

An outstanding meal with an amazing richness of textures, flavoures, and intensity. The Piri-Piri has a depth and volume of flavoures never found anywhere else in Portugal. Recommended? Oh yes, any time and every time.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Gary d
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

I have read many reviews about this restaurant from tripadvisor and it seems nice so I went there with my family. When we were there at first the restaurant looks a bit dark, but then Maria came to greet us then we decided to go...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank WimmalinL
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Food was really good and Maria was sweet. The Portuguese eggs were a taste sensation! I'm surprised by some of the negatives reviews. The food was definitely freshly prepared.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lyndsay78
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Try everything! The portugeuse eggs, shrimp cakes and spicy paste are particular highlights. What really sets this place apart is the wonderful service. The best we've had in Portugal by far. Maria is a saint! Here she is after giving us a complimentary fire water....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nima T
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We highly recommend this place. For both traditional and contemporary meals. Delicious food and amazing host - Maria (She is like a real Mama. She will give you from her kitchen what's the best for you!) made our time there very special.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Grzegorz W
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We spent there 3 hours enjoying flavour of dishes, speaking with Ms. Maria and other guest. Ms. Maria is a very hospitable person and she take care about guests. It was amazing time. This restaurant serves regional cuisine and the food is very fresh and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mariusz_mcm
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

After a train delay from Albufeira that didn’t get us in to Porto until very late, we took a chance and showed up at Tendinha around 10:30pm (even though trip advisor said they closed at 10:00pm). The place was still hopping with the tail end...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Libra109
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Brito Capelo 1137, Matosinhos 4450-078, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Matosinhos
  • Phone Number: +351 918 154 835
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