3833 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77027
Tucked in a strip mall—just around the corner from Edwards Greenway Theater—is the much-loved Oporto Food and Wine Bar. The Inner-Loop gem is well-known for its Euro-Mediterranean inspired tapas plates, hearty wine selection and specials like Martini and Panini Mondays and weekday happy hour.
Atmosphere inside Oporto is comfortable and welcoming, striking a balance between a neighborhood dive and upscale restaurant. The modern minimalist space is cozy and narrow, giving diners a clear view of the entire bar.
Expect gourmet sandwiches, soups and salads, plus delicious tapas like the crab-and-avocado crostini with green herb aioli and queso de cabra which pairs goat cheese, spiced walnuts, basil tomato sauce and Toscana garlic bread. Save room for one of Oporto’s dessert though, because the housemade, espresso chocolate torte is killer. Oenophiles will appreciate the well-stocked wine list, which features more than 50 wines by the glass from Spain, Italy, South America, the U.S. and Portugal.
Oporto is open seven days a week.