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.
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.
The truth is that of the few dishes that we had to try on our trip some were: The Frango na Pucara, chicken cooked in a clay pot and served with boiled potatoes and vegetables, which we put broccoli into later! The other couple we ordered were steak and chips, with a salad, which was also tasty. We also tried one of its dishes, I do not remember the name, but they were roasted potatoes with unpeeled onion, fish and grapes, which tasted great! We also had famous Port wine.
The Areal Praia Café Restaurant is in Miramar, in the parish of Vila Nova de Gaia. It's right in front of the Praia do Senhor da Pedra and the Capela do Senhor da Pedra. They serve typical local Portuguese cuisine, including various cod dishes and tabor rice. There are daily specific recommendations from the menu, and others that are not usually on it. We ate there three days in a row because we really liked it, as well as its environment. Furthermore, the non-smoking dining rooms overlook the beach and the chapel. The service was always good, except the last day we went. It was Sunday and it took over an hour to be served food. The curious thing is that there were people ve sat down after us and ve got served long before, so we were a little angered because it felt like we were being deliberately ignored. On weekends, many people go there, so booking is advisable.
The typical restaurant found in any Spanish city. Run by a couple, where they act as good waiters, giving advice and knowing how to guess what his wife cooked. Portuguese food with no frills, what any mother would do for her family. Visit before and after any of the wineries in Vilanova.