Portuguese traditional food, Porto

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    Tromba Rija: Eat all you can!

    by IneXisTenZ Written Jan 30, 2004

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    Amazing!!
    For 25 Euros you can eat and drink all you want.. Usually for that kind of pricesomething is wrong, but in this restaurant the food is excellent.. All food is traditional portuguese and well made... The drinks... Champagne, Sangria portuguese wine, natural juices etc.. Desserts very tasty!! And to finish a big plate with tropical fruits, oporto wine and nuts...
    A great experience only for 25 euros.. That's one of the ,most known Portuguese restaurants..

    Favorite Dish: Everything!!!!!!

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    Taverna dos Bêbobos: Great restaurant on the river

    by ncoutroulis Written Aug 27, 2003

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    taverna bebobos

    This place was fantastic, and so was the owner, "José". We liked it so much we went back to nights in a row, and José personally made my favorite "pulpo" dish, ordered our wine, and then would not let us pay for anything. (but that's not why it's so good) Everything was so fresh, and the atmosphere is very romantic, set in an old warehouse overlooking the Douro River...How can you go wrong.

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    FRANCESINHA - 2nd typical dish from oporto

    by IneXisTenZ Written Jul 9, 2003

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    Francesinha

    Francesinha . She is composed, in its original version, for a stuffed traditional bread with beefburger of cow, cool sausage, fiambre and smoked linguiça, everything covered by slices of cheese. It was invented in oporto by Daniel David Silva, when it prepared spiced tidbits in the brewery of the "Regaleira", the known restaurant in the one in the Street of the Bonjardim. It had been in France, and as parallel between the spicy tidbit and the French women that he saw some, it decided to call "Francesinha to it ". However it is so popular that a carried through study it has about three years disclosed that in the Invicta the consumption of francesinhas is very superior to the one of hamburgers and pizzas. Logicaly, more variations also exist each time. To prevent " the bastardy of francesinha ", a group of oporto people created the brotherhood " Francesinha & Co. " in the end of the last year. The statutes justify the naturalness of would iguaria: " Is invicto, is loyal, is cultural heritage, is of the people, has an inestimable statute of honorability, is from oporto. People says if you come to oporto and don't eat francesinha you never have been there...

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    Restaurante Romao

    by diamond7 Updated Jul 7, 2003

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    The more tipical dish in Porto is "tripas a moda do Porto" anyway it is more a touristic symbol than a reality in the genererality of the habitants.
    In the reality the more traditional dish in Porto is the bacalhau (codfish). Mainly "bacalhau cozido" and "bacalhau a Braga" are the most requested by the people of Porto.
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  • It's Veleiros! It's really...

    by pel Updated Jul 4, 2003

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    It's Veleiros! It's really hard to get there if you don't know the zone. Contact me first!(pel@netcabo.pt) It's a typical portuguese restaurant located by the sea that that serves the best portuguese food around here.

    But if you want to taste our exemplar of fast food you have to taste a 'francesinha'. You can order it at almost any cafe but there is a specialized restaurant in the city center, at Galiza Square called 'Francesinhas & Cª'
    There aren't usually any special events, people go there for the food! You can consider Veleiros an expensive restaurant, so it has a quite atmosphere.

    Francesinhas are cheap plates, they can go from 500$ in some cafes to 1000$ or so in restaurants...

    Favorite Dish: Arroz de Polvo - at Veleiros
    Francesinha (any one of them) - at Francesinhas & Cª

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    Mal Cozinhado: Fado Restaurant

    by IneXisTenZ Written Sep 25, 2002

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    A lovely place, you can eat while you listen to the traditional music of potugal, "Fado".
    Located in Ribeira, close to the Douro river, the soil is about two metres above the level of the river's water.
    The "Fernandina's" wall is directly supported by the southern file of this place.
    Old monument from the medieval burgh.
    Close on sundays. Open 20.30 to 01.00.

    Favorite Dish: CODFISH ROLIS WITH BEANS RICE

    ROASTED CODFISH WITH BOILING POTATOES

    TRANCHE OF VEAL

    ROASTED VEAL WITH POTATOES

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    The restaurant we have been...

    by hermen Written Sep 12, 2002

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    The restaurant we have been was Chez lapin. The menu was nice for people who like to eat fish and also nice for meat-lovers. The name of the restaurant suggests (translated from french to english 'chez lapin' means something like 'at the rabbit')you can eat rabbit over there. In the middle of the restaurant there is really a rabbit, I don't know that's the one you get served if you order rabbit but...... This restaurant isn't very expensive but as usual in Portugal there is charged 200 escudo's for couvert and 200 escudo's for bread each person.
    Not something special, we ordered 'Vin da Casa' (housewine) for about 1500 escudo pro bottle.

    Favorite Dish: I ordered octopus and it was very nice.

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    Casa Cardoso: Casa Cardoso

    by Fransen Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Cute local restaurant, nice staff, great menu, excellent prices.

    Favorite Dish: Definitely go for grilled fish or seafood, since you are so close to the ocean. In Portugal this is always your best choice!! You can order half portions, which is usually enough, especially if you use the money you've just saved to order some appetizers and dessert :)

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    Fransen's Restaurant Tip

    by Fransen Written Aug 26, 2002

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    If you want a good restaurant overlooking the river, don't go for the ones right near the Praca da Ribeira, but walk towards the Dom Luis bridge a little bit, and you'll find some really good quality seafood and 'general' restaurants.

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  • Casa Boa Gente: Casa Boa Gente

    by pel Written Aug 25, 2002

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    That's all there is to it: you can only eat fish. Don't even try to ask the owner if he has any meat or he'll 'kick you out' of his restaurant, literally...
    Prices are median (in Portugal's standards)

    Another thing: don't ask if the fish is fresh, the owner will consider that an ofense...

    Favorite Dish: Fish. Soberbly treated, and even better cooked. You can taste linguado,robalo,salmonetes,rodovalho,gesugo,lulas,raia,tamboril,pescada,cherne,. . That's always depending on what the sea gave the fishers that night...

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  • Visit a rather unique...

    by Mayonie Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Visit a rather unique McDonald's at the centro.
    The outside is typical European McDonalds, outdoor cafe style. But the interior is something else... it's like stepping inside a hotel or theatre lobby with massive glittering chandeliers and mirrored walls...first time I've seen a posh and glittering McDonald's :-)

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    Portuguese traditional food: Don't miss the flamed frilled sausages

    by vichatherly Updated Jul 16, 2006

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    Flamed Grilled Sausages

    We were feeling a bit peckish after a few beers and so went for the flamed grilled sausage. It literally was flaming when it arrived at our table!

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    D. Tonho: Portuguese Traditional Food

    by IneXisTenZ Written Sep 25, 2002

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    Great ambience, located in the "Ribeira" close the D. Luis bridge...
    Ex-libris, go see the homepage...

    Favorite Dish: ALL!!!!!!!

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