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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sat at the bar at our favorite spot. Shaw did an amazing job recommending drinks and food. We went with all his recommendations and they were tasty and delicious. I was taken by the shrimp, octopus and the pizza. Shaw is a great asset...to this operation!!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 13 February 2021

My family of 3 lived in Rio for a couple years and Oporto brought back memories of the better restaurants there. The ambiance was very nice and the light smokey smell was great. I chose this restaurant for our family dinner because I was looking...for a good octopus dish. I had an amazing octopus pasta dish in Angola West Africa at a Portugese restaurant and its still memorable for how good it was. Well Oporto's Polvo com batatas (octopus and potatoes) was eh, the rest of the dinner was much enjoyed. My teenage daughter loved the Rigatoni Barcelona and the London Curry. They had some nice wine choices at a reasonable price. We went with the servers recommendation and order 2-3 dishes per person to share, which ended up being 7 dishes for the 3 of us plus an appetizer and bread. It was spendy, about $200 before tip. We could barely walk we were so full. We'll be back and order less. My daughter says this is her new favorite restaurant. I'd recommend this restaurant to a friend. Service was excellent.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 4 January 2021

We enjoyed a phenomenal New Years Eve Dinner at Oporto. Each dish came out the perfect time. Each dish was unique. We had the best time. Our waiter was also very helpful in discussing each of the menu items and meeting the needs of a...larger group. Would like to go back next time we are in Houston!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 18 October 2020 via mobile

I’ve driven by this place many times and never noticed it. Located in midtown, it has both an outside patio area and a large open area inside. They’re doing a good job with Covid protocols so have no concerns about that. The restaurant features all...sorts of appetizers, large dishes, etc with a Portuguese/Spanish flair. If you like tapas, you’ll like this place. Excellent service from the staff too. They also have a nice bar area too so this would be a good place to grab a drink too. It reminded me a lot of my trip to Portugal last year. I will definitely be going back to this place !More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 16 June 2020 via mobile

This was my first visit to this restaurant and it is now one of my favorites. It’s a Portuguese spin on tapas and there are so many choices. We had the sausage, piri piri shrimp, lamb, potatoes, and more. This is some of the best...food I’ve had anywhere and I travel a lot! The drinks are equally creative so try a few. The only downside was that it took them 20 minutes to realize we were seated at a table, but otherwise, the service was greatMore

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 2 May 2020

Their take out during the pandemic is amazing! Always one of our favorites we decided to venture downtown recently. First, ordering and pickup were like clock work and the most organized of any place I have seen (it warmed the cockles of this engineer's heart!)....We ordered, paid and they have a yellow tent you pull up right at your time and they hand you the food. We then drove to a nice area near by for a picnic. Food, as we have always experienced at this place, was excellent and really hit the spot after a week of social distancing. Sitting on the grass, next to the dog and wife, eating great food...hey, pretty darn good considering!More

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed 6 February 2020 via mobile

It is becoming rare to find a restaurant that lasts more than ten years in Houston, which tells you they are doing something right. Especially when it is a Fri at 10 and the place is still packed. It was delicious from start to finish,...I highly recommend the scallops, the seafood curry, and a charcuterie board. My minor complaint was that if you are sitting by the window the air blows really strong there, and I was freezing, but the server was so kind to let them know and they did turn it off for a bit.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 26 January 2020

We were a large group on a very busy Saturday night, but we were warmly welcomed and accommodated with excellent service. The good and wine was enjoyed by all and many were trying Portuguese plates for the first time. We particularly enjoyed the specials and...the coconut ice cream was delicious. A very enjoyable experience.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 8 January 2020

One of our favorite dinner/date night spots in Houston! The atmosphere is warm, romantic, and inviting; the staff are very nice & welcoming; the food is awesome; the sangria (specifically red) is BOMB. Our favorite items to order: Salada Atlantico, Piri Piri BBQ Chicken, Polvo...Com Batatas, and the Brócoli pizzette (sub mozarella for ricotta). All the drinks are super delicious, but highly recommend a carafe of the red sangria!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 21 December 2019

Totally overrated! We were in town for a few days, first time. At least two friends advised us to try Oporto, partially because one of us is Portuguese and where we live we don’t have Portuguese restaurants. We had dinner on a Tuesday evening. Nice...decor, very uncomfortable chairs, decent wine menu, and promising food menu with a combination of Spanish, Portuguese, and Indian flavours. Unfortunately the food was very disappointing. We had Portuguese sausage, patatas bravas, baked octopus, cod croquetes and piri piri chicken wings. Everything was way too greasy and tasted very much the same, at same time very different from the traditional dishes they take the name from. The one exception was the cod croquetes. Not going there again!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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