Fodor's Expert Review Sameiro O Maia
A meal in this long-established restaurant is worth a climb (or drive) to the top of the hill that's home to the Santuário Nossa Senhora do Sameiro. Views from the spacious, elegantly decorated dining room are superb, and the menu is unadulterated northern Portuguese cuisine. If you're brave, start with the papas de sarrabulho (a meaty porridge thickened with blood) before moving on to arroz de vitela com pastelinhos de marisco (a veal and rice concoction with little seafood pastries).
Rotunda Monte do Sameiro
Espinho, Aveiro 4715-450, Portugal
- You can't go wrong with one of the bacalhau dishes
- Renowned for its efficient service
- Roaring fire in the stone fireplace all winter