Portugal is an absolutely beautiful place to visit; with coastal views and hilly city terrain, there is quite a lot to take in when it comes to this majestic country!  But what stood out the most for me during my visit to Portugal was the culinary scene.  Having done some research prior to my visit, I was impressed by both the restaurants and wineries that resided in Portugal and of course with a full word of mouth list and knowing I wasn’t going to be able to tackle every restaurant in the amount of time during my visit, I was definitely going to try my best to do so!  Below are the highlights to my Portuguese food guide…Bon Appetite!

LOCAL

An intimate space only hosting eight guests in two intervals, definitely worth booking a reservation for!

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COMBI COFFEE

Upon arriving to Porto, I really wanted to experience the coffee scene in Portgual so, thanks to google search for coming up with the best coffee shops, I discovered this calm and serene gem.

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FOOD TOUR

My friend booked a food tour while we were in Porto which allowed us to taste and discover local Portuguese cuisine in some of its truest form.  This is something I would highly recommend because you get to explore the city by foot while meeting other food fanatics from different parts of the globe. IMG_0901IMG_0907IMG_0911

Now for that bonus round, if you are looking for a truly remarkable place to stay while in Porto that is in the heart of everything with a staff that goes above and beyond to make your home away from home (because thats truly what it felt like) feel like home, I’d recommend Torel 1884 Suites and Apartments.  I really lucked up on this search, a new boutique hotel that offers both suites in their establishment and offsite apartment style rooms.  This was a treat considering how most European style hotels offer twin beds only that are pretty close proximity to one another so, being able to retreat to your own separate room but having a living room and a kitchen to share…I did not want to leave!IMG_1181IMG_1179IMG_1180

And here are a few more of my suggestions that shouldn’t be missed out!

FOOD

  1. The Yeatman Hotel Restaurant   
  2. Canthino do Avillez
  3. Pedro Dos Frangos (the fast food of Portugal according to our guide)
  4. Cervejaria de Brasao
  5. Manteigaria
  6. Mercado Cafe
  7. A Sanderia

DRINKS

  1. Cinco Lounge (beautifully well crafted drinks in the most intimate of environments although if cigarette smoking is not your thing…you’ve been warned)
  2. Churchill’s Port
  3. Ferreria Cellars
  4. Porto Calem
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