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Restaurants in Porto

I am looking for a recommendation for restaurants in Porto. We will be here for a couple of weeks. TIA!

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We did ok by browsing menus and getting a look at a place as we walked. As I recall, the collection of places on the Porto side of the river, on the waterfront below the bridge were not as touristy bad as I expected, and several are pretty well recommended.

One that stood out for me was further down river, Bacalhau, a smaller place, but excellent dishes centered on cod. It was one of the few, if only place, that offered a dish made with cod tongues, sounds not that appealing, but wonderful.

Most of the other places we went was based on walking by, we just wanted a cozy place with heartier was March/end of February.

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It was fun to eat in Afurada, the old fishing district. There are several small restaurants serving mainly grilled fish on tables and chairs outside. Inexpensive and delicious food. You’ll need a taxi.

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We were on the Best of Portugal tour last spring and found this great restaurant as we were climbing up from the water front. Restaurante Torreão is located at Rua das Virtudes 37, Porto. Make a reservation and if the weather is good ask for a roof top table. The view is fantastic and the food was very good.

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We also recommend heading to Afruada for a meal - just pick (probably) any of the places with cases of fish and huge grills smoking away. We walked there for lunch, took the water taxi across to Gaia and walked along the river if the weather is nice and you are up for it (I want to say it's about a 5-6 mile walk RT). In Porto, we had some Brits recommend Mistu, although we did not get there. We had an excellent dinner at Postigo do Carvao (fair warning: come hungry and SHARE the "seafood rice", it was huge).

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We enjoyed lunch at Confeitatia do Bolhão. A lovely Art Deco building. The Patisserie is more than 100 years old. The retro Art Deco atmosphere is inviting. A nice stop while strolling Santa Catarina Street.

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Our best meal in Porto was at Tapabento. Reservations a must.