Since we didn’t want to eat in a touristy fish restaurant, we ended up in a Chinese restaurant.
It was quite dark in the restaurant. The place seemed to be popular with the locals on a Sunday for lunch. I had fried noodles with shrimp which were prawns which costs Euro 5.50. But the portion of noodles was quite small which I found unusual for a Chinese restaurant. The coke and Super Bock beer cost Euro 1.20 each.
If you like a small restaurant in the touristic part of town, with the walls full of tiles and populated by locals, try this non-expensive restaurant. The owners are a very friendly and warm couple that receive the clients as guests in the (look like) dining room of their house (they live upstairs). The grill is always on and the fish is as fresh as just fished. As an ex-fisherman the owner picks the fish in the fish market as it was for himself, so the quality and the freshness is certain.
Favorite Dish: Grilled fresh fish and octopus
"Cabidela" (a kind of risotto made with chicken parts and blood)
"Chanfana" (old goat stewed in wine)
"Bacalhau" (any kind of Cod Fish)
There are numerous seafood restaurants which offer fresh fish and ...
But if you don't want to go out (especially during the day), just buy some fresh food in a 'Frutaria' or some bread and cakes in one of the wonderful 'Pasterias'. So you can have a nice meal for €1.50. Later take a 'Bicha', an Espresso-like Portugese coffee for €0.35 or a good glass of Portuguese beer or ...
... hummmmm... like in heaven... I'm in heaven...
Favorite Dish: As for sweets, the recipes from the former regional contents are religiously respected; 'raivas', 'ovos em fio', 'castanhas de ovos', 'bolos de vinte e quatro
horas' and... 'ovos moles' - this last one, my favorite (in the picture) is... a very sweet sweet...