While Porto is a city famous for its wine, the delicious food offerings are not to be overlooked. We have put together a list of our 5 favorite restaurants in Porto that will give you the best of both wine & food.
Idiota Casa Portuense
Address: R. Das Oliveiras 116, 4050-157 Porto
Why we like it: We love the relaxed, warm vibe here, along with the personable waitstaff and the incredible food. Don’t leave without trying the naughty rice and the stuffed mushrooms!
Address: Rua do Almada 149A, 4050-037 Porto
Why we like it: Muu is a top-notch steakhouse with a warm, welcoming staff who go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and at home. Be sure to call ahead, as they do book up.
Dama Pe de Cabra
Address: Passeio de São Lázaro 5, 4000-507 Porto
Why we like it: This is a family-run cafe whose owners exude passion for what they do. If you are seeking traditional Portuguese dishes with a home-cooked authenticity, then this is a great choice for breakfast or lunch (only open for dinner on Friday and Saturday, closed on Sunday and Monday). Note: this establishment is cash-only.
Taberna dos Mercadores
Address: R. dos Mercadores 36, Porto, Portugal
Why we like it: A small, intimate restaurant, Taberna dos Mercadores offers amazing Portuguese food in a wonderful atmosphere. The staff are friendly and accommodating and the portions are quite generous. Given the small size of the dining room, reservations are strongly recommended.
Praia da Luz
Address: R. Cel. Raúl Peres, 4150-155 Porto
Why we like it: This beach side restaurant is the perfect location for watching a sunset. Located in the Foz do Douro, a trendy district of Porto where the ocean and river meet. This neighborhood is about a 25-minute taxi ride to the west and you will find long promenades with palm trees and the Farol Molhe do Douro lighthouse, along with a number of cute cafes and restaurants
Have you tried any of the restaurants on our list? Let us know, we would love to hear from you.