According to records, this is the oldest brewery in operation in Portugal. Located in the ¨Barrio Alto¨, it is located at the site of the former Convent of the Holy Trinity. It was founded in 1294 and after its destruction after the great earthquake, it was rebuilt as a brewery. The dining room is decorated with beautiful tiles. There you can also enjoy traditional Portuguese dishes at a reasonable price, which is great for a visiting tourist ve doesn´t want to spend too much money.
This restaurant is situated in Gaia Baclahoeiro, near the D.Luis I bridge. It is a beautifully decorated restaurant, the staff are super-friendly and they have excellent wine. They offer cod in a variety of different ways, honoring the restaurant's name. We ate Portuguese-style cod and cod "a bras," both highly recommended. The desserts are beautifully presented and delicious. The price is good, I would say that it is rather cheap for what you get.
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!
An amazing restaurant, don't be fooled by appearances. As everyone says, the views from the terrace, together with the food, are priceless. By the way, if you want to eat there on the weekend, get a reservation because surely you'll find that there won't be any tables. I recommend the beef fondue and the cod salad with chickpeas.
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.
The restaurant D. Henrique was one of the places we visited in Lagos,a nd it was recommended by the Michelin Guide. The place is cozy and tastefully decorated, with many decorative motifs, such as the crib or pine, and it reminded us that Christmas was coming. We decided on a specialty of the house called Cataplana de Peixe, which was delicious, and almond pie dessert and lemon sorbet, all accompanied by wine and soft drinks, coffee, etc. for 2 people the bill was not over 40 euros, so I recommend it because the price / quality is excellent.
This restaurant has a lovely, but tiny terrace and it's quite pleasant. The staff is friendly and they know how to treat their guests right. Extensive menu, with a sizable and unique wine list. Generous portions, good cod. But the price is high for it being in Portugal (25 euros per person). Something I couldn't look past was that no credit cards are accepted, only cash. Unforgivable!
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.
One of the best and greatest restaurants I discovered in Lagos, in fact, we actually went two or three times during my stay in the Algarve, and I must say it was always full of people, especially English because they were the most common tourists in the area. The restaurant Adega de Marina is located on the main avenue of the promenade which is close to the historic center of the city. In addition to the variety of meat and fish dishes, another of its main attractions is the speed that they serve you despite how many people who go there for lunch or even dinner. And what about prices? Without ordering dessert, the bill did not exceed €30 for two people. A restaurant that I recommend if you visit Lagos in the Algarve.
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!
Well, we found it very expensive. It's a place especially meant for foreigners and tourists. It costed more than 45 € per person and we only ordered two small salads to share and a main meal without dessert or wine. A plate of ham at least 18 €. That if everything was very good and they had a great ¨fado¨. Good luck
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.
Faro is the capital of the Algarve, a predominantly tourist area, so you have to be careful that they don't try to bait and switch you or your wallet will suffer. We had good references for this restaurant, but when we arrived we found something much better than we imagined. It's in the centre of Faro, away from the harbour area and very close to the train station. The place is really cozy, decorated like a Portuguese canteen, all in stone and wood. It has two floors, on the main floor the kitchen is on the left and the tables are on the right, then there's a staircase leading to the upper floor with a smaller, more intimate dining area. They offer a long list of daily specials for less than 10 euros and you can also choose dishes from an extensive menu. We decided on two dishes of the day, lamb chops and squid in its own ink, plus almond cake for dessert, beer, soda, bread and coffee for just under 22 euros. The restaurant is frequented by locals for the dish of the day, executives and even people ve opt for takeaway. You should definitely visit this restaurant, it's a safe bet.
We decided on this restaurant because it was recommended by a local and nobody knows the best spots in the city like they do. First we shared some clams cooked with parsely and garlic. It was the the perfect appetizer and a real treat. For the latter we all decided on cod but cooked different ways, cod brass (flaked fish with potatoes and eggs), grilled cod (grilled and served with potatoes) and cod with cream (comes crumbled with melted cream). The dinner was accompanied by a bottle of Muralhas, one of the best green wines I've tried. The location was very central too, right near the Monastery of Jeronimos. Very attentive waitstaff and quality prices to match. I will definitely return!
The "cataplana" is a delicious seafood cauldron with fish, vegetables and boiled rice mixed together. It was heavenly after an endless search for a not so "touristy" restaurant. This restaurant is located in Albufeira. The menu is in English as well as Portuguese, something that is inevitable in Albufeira. However, in this case, the price to quality ratio was great. It is an old theater, and has really small tables for two up on a few balconies overlooking the street. Everything was delicious. Robalos, bass, and Dorado, seabass, were a hit. €12-14 for generous portions. Well, this is my small contribution to Minube.