Porto and the North Restaurants

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  • 1. Abadia do Porto

    $ | Portuguese

    The cavernous interior, thick tablecloths, and well-heeled clientele tell you this is not just another tasca, but the food at this backstreet...Read More

  • 2. Cantina 32

    $$ | Portuguese

    This industrial-chic newcomer on Porto's culinary scene could pass as a Williamsburg or Kreuzberg hot spot if it weren’t for its predominantly...Read More

  • 3. Cantinho do Avillez

    $$$ | Portuguese

    José Avillez, the young, head-turning chef behind the two-Michelin-star restaurant Belcanto in Lisbon, has made a splash on the Porto culinary...Read More

  • 4. Casa Guedes

    $ | Portuguese

    Without a doubt, one of the most heavenly—and budget-friendly—mouthfuls in Porto is the pulled-pork-and-sheep’s-milk-cheese slider from Casa...Read More

  • 5. DOP

    $$$$ | Portuguese

    Chef Rui Paula won national fame with reinventions of Portuguese classics at his restaurant DOC, upriver on the Douro. Now he's thrilling Porto...Read More

  • 6. Caldeireiros

    $ | Portuguese

    These days, embarking on a petiscos (Portuguese-style tapas) crawl is the trendiest way to dine in Porto, and there's no better place to sample...Read More

  • 7. Canelas de Coelho

    $ | Portuguese

    There's nothing traditional about this informal little place, which rings the culinary changes with dishes full of interesting combinations...Read More

  • 8. Casa do Aleixo

    $$ | Portuguese

    Conveniently located steps from Campanhã train station, Casa do Aleixo has built up a strong reputation for its country fare. A winning meal...Read More

  • 9. Chez Lapin

    $$ | Portuguese

    At this Cais da Ribeira restaurant, the service may be slow and the folksy decor a bit overdone, but this is definitely a step up from other...Read More

  • 10. Essência

    $ | Vegetarian

    The cuisine of northern Portugal is notoriously meat-heavy, and restaurants in Porto aren't especially sympathetic to vegetarians. That's a...Read More

  • 11. O Escondidinho

    $$$ | Portuguese

    In business since 1934, this popular restaurant opened during the first great Portuguese Colonial Exhibition that took place in the Palácio...Read More

  • 12. Pedro Lemos

    $$$$ | Contemporary

    Seemingly a world away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Porto, Pedro Lemos's namesake restaurant occupies a cozy dining room in a stone...Read More

  • 13. Portucale

    $$$ | Portuguese

    Atop a modern tower block on a hill, the Portucale is known for its excellent food and sweeping views, which take in everything from the Atlantic...Read More

  • 14. Portugandhi

    $ | Indian

    Many visitors to Porto don't realize that the city is home to a vibrant Indian population, making it one of Europe's top destinations for curry...Read More

  • 15. Terra

    $$$ | International

    The Foz neighborhood, at the mouth of the Douro, is a favorite place for well-heeled locals to see and be seen, and this cozy two-story seafood...Read More

  • 16. Buhle


    On a bluff high above the beach in Foz, you can hear the waves crash below as you dine on a mix of Japanese, Portuguese and Mediterranean fusion...Read More

  • 17. Bull and Bear

    $$$$ | Contemporary

    Even following the departure of celebrated chef Miguel Castro Silva for Lisbon, Bull & Bear remains a star in Porto's restaurant scene....Read More

  • 18. Shis

    $$$$ | Asian

    On a bluff high above the beach in Foz, you can hear the waves crash below as you dine on a mix of Japanese, Portuguese, and Mediterranean fusion...Read More

  • 19. Al Forno Baixa

    $ | Portuguese

    One of six Al Forno restaurants in and around Porto, this one downtown is a bright, sophisticated place to eat, with the glass-walled kitchen...Read More

  • 20. Bule

    $$$ | Portuguese

    In addition to some of the best cooking in town, Bule has a pretty little terrace with tables shaded by umbrellas, a spacious and comfortable...Read More

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