For a light lunch or night out with good wine, a board of meats and cheese and maybe some toasted sandwiches, Aduela is the place to be.

Brasão Aliados

This timeless restaurant is rustic chic and the place to try traditional Portuguese dishes, specifically the classic francesinha.
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Café Santiago

Stop at this laidback, popular diner to tuck into the famous francesinha sandwich, a decadent Portuguese specialty with ham and linguica (pork sausage) stuffed between two slices of bread and slathered in melted cheese and egg.

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Cantina 32

This modern tapas bar and restaurant, outfitted with grey-washed walls and simple bulb lighting, presents excellent small plates as well as heavier fare. Begin with the blood sausage with apple or cured lupines before entrées like grilled chuck-eye steak and baked cod with potatoes. Don’t miss the famed cheesecake for dessert.

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Cantinho do Avillez

Visionary Portuguese chef Jose Avillez has opened his only restaurant outside of Lisbon in Porto, where he serves traditional Portuguese fare with innovative twists. The dining room is decorated with colorful Portuguese ceramics, matching the artistically plated dishes of cherry gazpacho, tuna confit with ginger mayo, curry veal cheeks and vegetable tagine.

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Casa Louro

A casual, hole-in-the-wall, sports bar-esque establishment, Casa Louro has been around for generations and is known only to locals.

Cozinha das Flores

Located in The Largo, Cozinha das Flores serves a creative tapas-style menu highlighting top Portuguese products. The space is intimate and stylish, and the attached Flôr bar is an all-day café/bar with exceptional pastries.

Fábrica de Nata

This two and half story café serves the best pasteis de nata in Porto and is a great quick stop any time during the day.
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Flow Restaurant and Bar

Stylish and sophisticated, Flow introduces global fusion influences into a traditional Portuguese menu. A glamorous crowd savors dishes like tuna ceviche, robust seafood stew served atop polenta and decadent pumpkin pudding in chic environs of exposed brick walls, potted palms and large bamboo lanterns.

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Mercearie das Flores

This tiny artisan shop stocks high quality, locally sourced Portuguese products like cheeses, cured meats, olive oils, wines and sweets. There is also a prepared foods section with a fine selection of tapas, sandwiches and salads for a quick snack or linger for lunch at the café tables outside.

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Restaurante DOP

Located in the historic center of Porto, DOP is a local favorite for elevated Portuguese classics. Cod and Portuguese sausage are the house specialties.
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The Yeatman Restaurant

As the only restaurant in the Porto area with a Michelin star, the elegant gastronomic restaurant at the Yeatman Hotel is a must-visit for an unforgettable wine-paired meal. Allow Ricardo Costa’s kitchen to surprise you with one of its well-rounded tasting menus (which can last up to eight courses), a delicious introductions to Portuguese cuisine. Dishes during a recent visit included roasted fish in wine sauce as wells as a hearty portion of perfectly crisped suckling pig. Weather permitting, reserve one of the tables on the outdoor terrace, where you can wine and dine with the most beautiful views of Porto.

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On a charming square sits this tiny bustling restaurant, which is popular with locals and visitors alike. Authentic Portuguese cuisine is the draw here with hearty choices like venison loin with foie gras and mushrooms, pork cheeks and confit of veal.

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Vinum Restaurant and Wine Bar

Attached to the Graham's Port warehouse and with expansive views over the river, this elegant restaurant is the perfect lunch spot either before or after a port tasting. In the stylish dining room, such Portuguese delicacies are served as spinach salad with oxtail and grilled octopus tossed with beans.

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Wine Quay Bar

An excellent wine and tapas bar, Wine Quay boasts a spectacular setting overlooking the river. Choose a glass or bottle from the extensive wine selection and pair it with the delectable tapas and boards of cured meats, cheeses and sardines.

Wish Restaurante and Sushi Bar

Outside of the city, this sleek restaurant offers a departure from traditional Portuguese cuisine. With Mediterranean influences and a sushi bar, Wish plays with flavorful combinations and serves some of freshest seafood in Porto.

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