Restaurants in Porto
Porto offers visitors an impressive range of restaurants with both local cuisine and international options to suit all tastes and budgets. Porto has become a real foodie destination, with chefs reviving traditional local dishes. Gastronomic experiences range from an authentic paella to rustic roasts in farmhouse restaurants.
Although the offer is quite extensive, some names are unavoidable. Just a few steps from the exquisite Palácio da Bolsa is the “DOP”, Rui Paula’s restaurant. The chef, from the Douro district of Alijó, has early developed his passion for cooking, influenced by his maternal grandmother and her old recipes based on local products. Rui Paula, who masters all kinds of dishes, interprets Portuguese classic dishes, such as, bacalhau com broa, polvo à lagareiro, cachaço de porco bísaro com migas de feijão-frade e broa or cabritinho e seus miúdos. If you can’t decide between these dishes, try one of the tasting menus.
Cafeina Restaurant first burst onto Porto's gastronomic scene more than a decade ago and it remains as endearingly popular today as it was when it first opened It may say something about Porto style that this neighbourhood bistro behind the beach at Foz is touted locally as the most dizzyingly chic of all the city's restaurants.
Paparico is an eminently Portuguese restaurant; both as far as hospitality, service and gastronomy are concerned. To those who visit us we offer an authentic experience going back to the source of life, totally inspired in tradition but refined by thoughtfulness, passion and professional excellence, resulting in a restaurant with a unique atmosphere.
A cuboid form of glass and steel, elegantly poised a few metres above the sand and rocks, offers shelter from the Atlantic wind and seaspray. Groovy music, a log fire in winter and a range of simple dishes, with salads and seafood to the fore, make this one of the most pleasant places to eat in the city.
DOP restaurant offers you unforgettable gastronomic experiences, a journey through the true classics of Portuguese cuisine recreated by the hands of Chef Rui Paula. In a relaxed, quiet and informal setting, enjoy a drink on the terrace while enjoying the historic city center.