5 Places to Eat in Porto, Portugal

You all know how much I love Porto, and one of the reasons is its food. I was lucky during my trip I met so many people in Porto who were friendly and passionate about their city. I could tell from their genuine smile and excitement when explaining their town. The people I met were also extremely passionate about their food, and as I tasted with them, I could see why.

Here are 5 places I recommend for you to eat while in Porto. Enjoy!

Restaurante Casa De Santo António
Rua São Bento da Vitória 80, 4050 Porto, Portugal

When I was in Porto, I stayed at Nasoni Guest Hostel where I was greeted by their friendly staff. My friend and I were starving so we asked for a good restaurant to have lunch. She recommended Casa de St. Antonio. Trusting her, we went to the restaurant. The interior of the restaurant is clean and bright, they had just opened. We were greeted by a woman, whose smile and warmth made us feel welcome immediately. She couldn’t speak English, only a few words here and there, so we trusted her in choosing food for us. We didn’t regret giving her that power. We ate rice with red beans with fried codfish and pork in beer sauce. It was so delicious. A very cozy place with friendly staff and amazing food, I could not ask for more!

Delicious pork in beer sauce

Flor Dos Congregados
Travessa dos Congregados 11, 4000-179 Porto, Portugal

This small restaurant tucked in a cobbled stone alley is not to be missed. They have authentic Portuguese food with the finest wine. I had the best “burger” in this place. A layered sandwich with the freshest bread from the local bakery combined with juicy pork in spices. It was juicy, tender and full of flavour. Go inside or eat outside, either way this homey restaurant got me addicted. Talk to the staff and play their piano, they will love it!

Yummy pork sandwich

Brasa dos Leões
Praca Guilherme Gomes Fernandes 7, Porto, Portugal

Brasa dos Leões is a vibrant restaurant, always full of people. When I went there in the summer, tables and chairs were put outside so I could enjoy the warm weather outside. Here they sell grilled meat to fish to authentic dish like Francesinha. I ate here twice as it was close to my hostel, but it was really a good place with a big portion and cheap price.

Forget diet…

A Loja dos Pastéis de Chaves
Rua da Firmeza 476, Porto 4000-226, Portugal

If you love pastry, you really must visit this place. The people who run this place are originally from Chaves, and they brought their delicious pastry to Porto. I tasted both the sweet and savoury pastry – both were equally good, I couldn’t decide which one was better. The pastry had a good crunch and so soft too. They have a lot of flavours, including spicy ones too. Their café is comfortable and is always filled with locals sitting down, indulging their pastry and taking a sip of their coffee. A great place for a light bite.

Leitaria da Quinta do Paço
Praca Guilherme Gomes Fernandes 47, Porto, Portugal

For a sweet-toothed like me, this place was heaven! I am a huge fan of éclair, I love them fluffy and light. That was exactly what I got. I had the classic chocolate and whipped cream, heavenly! They have a lot more other flavours like lemon, coffee and berries, all are worth trying I think. My advice is come early as some of the éclairs might be finished in the evening.

Flor Dos Congregados, A Loja dos Pastéis de Chaves and Leitaria da Quinta do Paço were introduced to me by Taste Porto Food Tours, a food-filled tour in Porto that I would honestly recommend for you all.

12 Comment

  1. I needed this post! Now I’m even more excited to go. I’m usually uncomfortable if the waiter doesn’t speak English, but I may give Casa De Santo António a try, that pork in beer sauce looks absolutely delicious! After all, the best meal I had in Lisbon was from a restaurant where there wasn’t a single word in English on the menu 🙂

    1. Glad I can help! Casa Antonio was so good, the staff were so friendly, they even let me charge my dying phone while I was eating there. You really should give that pork a try – amazing!

  2. *gulp* Why are you torturing me with those delicious pictures?
    I want that burger and eclairs nowww…..boohooo >.<

    1. *evil grin* Porto was full of good food, can’t help it but share my favourites 😉

  3. Great timing sweetie! I’m taking my mom to Portugal in 3 months and we might be visiting Porto as well. I can’t wait for my culinary journey! Brasa dos Leões is a restaurant where I would go first!

    1. Good choice Agness, the resto is very down to earth with great fish…hmmm 🙂 I hopr you and your mum enjoy Porto!

  4. woohooo! I’m bookmarking this list asap! we’re heading to Portugal next week, so having restaurant tips is lovely…thank you!

    1. Happy it can help Annie! Hope you have a wonderful time in Portugal 🙂

  5. Awesome! Food in Portugal is fantastic, they have a pretty good variety, huh? And WOW those eclairs are easy on the eyes 🙂

    1. Absolutely! There are just so many varieties to choose from, you can never get bored in Portugal! Those eclairs were soooo good!

  6. hadeuuhh si Brasa dos Leões ituuhh, nasi putih dan ikan goreng menu pertama gw, enyakkk….eh btw gw skarang jadi sering bikin nasi kek di Portugal gitu tuh, nasi ditanak sama olive oil 🙂

    1. Haha iya tempat itu makannya enak banget ya :)) yuk ah kesana lagi

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