Fodor's Expert Review O Escondidinho
In business since 1934, this popular restaurant opened during the first great Portuguese Colonial Exhibition that took place in the Palácio de Cristal. Its long history is evident in the entrance, where hand-painted tiles from the 17th century announce a country-house decor. The menu has French-influenced dishes as well as Douro standbys. Steak is prepared no fewer than six ways (try the smoky version with truffles), and the sole—finished with capers or a port reduction—is always deliciously fresh. The pudim flan (egg custard) and toucinho do céu (a similar dessert, but with almond and egg yolks) are excellent.
Rua Passos Manuel 142
Porto, Porto 4000-382, Portugal