Fodor's Expert Review Café Oriental
This venerable café on one of the city's iconic squares has a restaurant attached that serves tasty regional dishes at equally mouthwatering prices. There's a €12 lunch buffet, but if you opt to order à la carte, the house bacalhau (baked au gratin, with potato slices) and the breaded octopus are fantastic. Or, if on this trip you're not going to make it as far as Miranda do Douro on the Spanish frontier, take the chance to sample posta à mirandesa, Portugal's tenderest steak, best washed down with a glass of the house wine.
Largo do Toural 11
Guimarães, Braga 4810-427, Portugal