Porto - Eating
The people of Porto managed to acquire the name ‘tripeiros’ or tripe eaters after they shipped all their fine cuts of meat to feed their armies and traders adventuring across the seas in the 15th-century. However, nowadays there’s a lot more on the menus than just offal, and much port to wash it down with.
Being on the coast, seafood restaurants are both ubiquitous and delicious. The city also has a good array of Brazilian inspired restaurants, reflecting its former colonial links with the South American country. The ‘Rodizios’ or Brazilian barbecues are a carnivore’s heaven!
Rustic cosy and highly recommended restaurant serving meals such as roast octopus and other Portuguese specialities. Enjoy your dinner out on the pleasant outdoor terrace.
Brazilian typical restaurant and South American influenced dishes, with an excellent range of seafood and grilled fish. Other specialities are Meat Rodízio and meats in the live and cool caipirinha.
ODE Porto Wine House
A very nice restaurant, small, cozy and romantic. Their dishes are based on high quality organic food from local products. Located in the historic part of Porto.
This restaurant is very popular and gorgeous inside. They serve typical Portuguese food and the presentation is fantastic, the service likewise.
This elegant restaurant located in Yeatman Hotel offers a Michelin-star menu. Here you can indulge yourself in contemporary Portuguese cuisine in a very sophisticated restaurant with an amazing city views. This will truly be an inspiring dining experience.
A unique and interesting restaurant located in downtown Porto. It used to be a bookstore which you will notice in the décor, they have kept the shelves and some books. If you like Portuguese and Mediterranean comfort food then head to this place.
A fusion restaurant offering an excellent mix of Portuguese and Mediterranean dishes together with Japanese cuisine. The restaurant is facing the beach and provides a terrace where you can enjoy your delicious food and perhaps catch the sun setting. Very romantic!
Al Forno Foz
Al Forno Foz specializes in Italian cuisine and located near Foz. The atmosphere is welcoming and the menu offers something for all tastes. With the wood-fire oven they create delicious pizza right in front of your eyes.
Even though it is over a decade-old, Cafeína continues to be one of the most talked about restaurants in Porto. This classical restaurant has an elegant decoré and located in a 19th century manor house. On the menu you will find dishes like leg of pork with black beer sauce and salmon “Mi Cuit” with fennel mousseline and wok vegetables.
Praia da Luz
This restaurant is beautifully located by the sea and offers amazing view over the Atlantic. The atmosphere is relaxing and comfortable. You will find a varied menu with meat, fish and vegetarian meals.
Al Forno Baixa
Al Forno Baixa is a casual and chic restaurant, located in the heart of the city centre. They are well-known for its delicious food and tasteful interior design. All dishes are made from organic ingredients. On the menu you will find dishes like fresh pasta pappardelle with duck and mushroom, ravioli, risottos, pizzas and plenty of traditional Portuguese dishes.
Lagosta da Mauritânia
A seafood restaurant located beside the S.João Hospital. On the menu you will find tasty fresh seafood and fish dishes. Good quality food in a very friendly environment.
You will find Foz Velha in the Foz district and the restaurant is located in a centuries-old manor house. The décor inside is classic and sophisticated and they offer high quality food. The menu is contemporary/international and Portuguese. Serving dishes like Cured salmon with deep fried green beans, tobiko caviar and mustard dill sauce and Grilled calamari with green risotto.
Churrascão Gaucho is one of the oldest restaurants in Porto, serving Brazilian food. Specialties are Picanha (rump cover beef), Caxambú casserole and veal chop. The restaurant has a rustic and elegant feeling in a sophisticated ambience.
Campo Alegre offer Portuguese and African food in a small and welcoming restaurant. A charming place to enjoy typical cooking from the Alentejo region. The restaurant also offers number of African dishes and have an extensive wine list with 170 different wines.