You cacn have a coffee or something to eat, both on the terrace and the inside, and it is a pleasure, as well as the place it is situated: Rua Santa Catarina n º 112 4000-442 Porto, Portugal - Tel: 222 003 887 - history says that it was more than a coffee that tells the story of Porto . It had majestic coffee back in the 20s and had a clientele of prominent politicians and artists with big gatherings and debates, it was interesting and I propose a visit even if it is just for a wonderful coffee . Coffee in Portugal are taken differently, people like to savor its aroma. Happy travels to Porto, a lovely city.
If you are in Portugal, it is an absolute must to try the cod. This particular restaurant offers a menu with multiple options and fine wines. I recommend that you book because, especially on weekends, it can get very busy. Cando gets very busy and the staff leaves a bit to be desired, but I recommend patience, because when you try the cod, you will completely forget the disappointment ... I also recommend sitting on the floor near the windows, the view of the Douro is beautiful.
This is maybe the most emblematic and traditional coffee bar in the city of Braga, and has been open since 1858. It is located in the basement and porches of the building known as Arcade, in the center of Praça da República, where there is a terrace that is always full of people. It is a very nice place to drink, from a simple soda, ice cream or beer, a good breakfast or snack accompanied by a slice of cake or a pastry. The décor inside the restaurant is in the style of an old 19th century coffee bar, predominantly made of wood and marble.
Located opposite the River Duero, with spectacular views towards the city of Porto, this restaurant of Vila Nova de Gaia is ideal for an informal meal enjoyed on its terrace. The tavern specializes in all types of seafood, fried sardines, cheeses, and the famous bacalao. The place is one of the oldest of the Vila Nova de Gaia. It has an excellent winery.
We went to this place to eat after we walked around the city and the truth is that the quality of its cuisine surprised us. They gave us the recommendation of the chef for free, which was a blood sausage with carmelized apple and red bell pepper froth that was to die for! What I liked most were the sardines in a traditional conserve (made by themselves), that reminded me of the soft flavor of the ocean. Also the carpaccio of Bacalao was good, and then a little orange cake with ginger cookie over an orange gelatin. Mmmm, the price was really good. With many beers we left paying 22@ a person.
If you don´t want to spend 10€, don´t eat in the town square of Guimarao. If you walk up toward the castle, there´s a cozy little corner restaurant that serves homemade soup, an entree and a drink for 5€. If you want dessert too, it´s 1.50€ but definitely worth it.
This restaurant is a bit difficult to find if you are not familiar with the area, it is in a lovely setting surrounded by mountains, vineyards and nature and I found it by asking a native Portuguese person, which we were grateful for, because we loved it. The restaurant is about 6 km from Melgaco and has been serving customers mostly Portuguese, for over 36 years, and what attracts you is its food, its environment and their great prices. The house specialty is the Portuguese stew, very similar to ours but without chickpeas, cod and kid. It has a big selection of homemade desserts traditional of the region and its wine cellar was awarded for their high quality of Albariño wines. A recommended place if you appreciate Portuguese food, wines and are in this area of northern Portugal. So cheap!
I found O Comercial when I was making a visit to the Palace of the Bolsa. It is the best-kept secret in the city. It is in the Palace and has impressive architecture. The cuisine is modern Portuguese and it has an interesting ambient. A tasting menu made up of 7 plates is 25 Euros and also has a Day menu with 3 plates and a glass of wine for 13 Euros. The perfect ending to our visit to Porto!
The quality here is excellent, as are the prices. I recommend the Escondidinho cod and the grilled octopus. It is advisable to go early, as it fills up quickly. No reservations. You take a number when you get there if the dining room has already filled up.
It is a bar frequented by young people, university students and tourists. They say that the revolution started here. THe food is delicious and at a good price. Also it is a place to go for some beers. It has a terrace that is closed where you can eat. They let us stay there with our dogs. The waiters are very attentive.
If you go to this village in the north you really should go through the second place, which has the right people, there's a way to get to this delicious restaurant. The excellent treatment, always aware that you do not miss anything and if you like what you have. That's twice I've gone to this place and hope to return. First we ate cod in our house that was very rich and more recently came back and devour a succulent "Parrilhada of Peixe" was exquisite. Tell them leftover ration and that we are dining. The prices were about what you would expect for the quality of the food that was served.
Whatever related commentary to the quality of the food in this restaurant speak for itself after 50 minutes of waiting in line for a table. We had no choice but to get up and go, absolutely amazing. More customers than they can deal with and very poor organization.
The Brisa Restaurant is in one of the most important streets of Oporto, and they have parking at the back, ie in Rua Roberto Ivens. This is a fairly large restaurant, and is often difficult to fill, we did not need to book directly and it was half empty. A good choice for lunch or dinner in Porto.
Postigo do Carvao has taken the name of the only door that remains in the Fernandina wall, surrounding the city. From here to the loading docks of the Ribeira, runs the Rua da Fonte, which is the street where the restaurant is located. When we went in there we found it quiet, with the dining room almost empty. But the staff were friendly and welcoming, smiling as they offered us a table. We followed their suggestions for pork sausages, and a beautifully rosy ribeye of beef accompanied by vegetables and potatoes. Total for three courses and drinks: € 35.70. Given that the price includes a VAT of 23%, it really is very good.
The restaurant Casa de Pasto Maria de Perre, is situated in the heart of Viana do Castelo, on a side street parallel to the promenade at the height of the city's main avenue, the Avenida dos Combatentes of Great War. In Portugal, there is a typical restaurant called Casa de Pasto, and the signature dish is the cooked minhoto, which is very famous in the region. We do not recommend choosing a Sunday to visit the place, because you may be waiting for a good long time ... if you go any other day, for example from Tuesday to Saturday you can will be delighted with delicious dishes, two days we visited the place and ate mirandesa beef, seasoned with orange sauce and roasted goat, of course accompanied by a generous side dishes. We were quite satisfied both of the times we ate there.
Going to one of these restaurants on the banks of the Duero is a must if you go to Porto, you must also try cod, mussels, octopus, and rice. This is one of several that along the way, and I suggest going in the afternoon to book a table by the window to see the sunset on the magnificent Don Luis bridge. The huge amount of tasty food is enough to return to this typical Portuguese place.
One of the days of our stay in Braga we ate at this fast food restaurant, since it was opposite the hotel where we were staying at. It Belongs to the biggest supermarket chain in Portugal, "Pingo Doce". It is an excellent idea as it ensures the freshness of the products they serve, as taken directly from the store. It is a buffet restaurant, where you go up with the tray to choose the dish you want, and choose a table to eat at. Service also has "take away", and another counter where there was coffee, sweets and pies. The buffet had variety, all home cooked food, and prices really cheap: only 4 €! Apart from the dishes, they have a cabinet with fresh meat cooked on the grill, they call it"meat grelhado". We chose the dish of kebabs, which were pork, then we could choose two buffet accompaniments (potatoes, steamed vegetables, salad, etc). It tasted great, the meat very juicy and seemed sirloin, but the truth is that hard to believe for 4 € ... As for dessert, there was fruit salad (rich and made with natural fruit), yogurt and cakes. Again I was surprised the price: A Natural salad for 1.50 €! Anyway, I ate very well for just 6 € per person including drink and the portions were very generous.