The 10 best traditional restaurants in Porto

Porto offers a variety of traditional restaurants that delight with their charm and exquisite cuisine. In this Falstaff best list you will find the crème de la crème of original Portuguese cuisine, which will spoil you with excellent dishes and first-class service in a dignified atmosphere.
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Traditional Portuguese cuisine with high standards has been served here since 1989. No wonder this pretty restaurant is always well frequented by tourists and local regulars. Hospitality and food are served here with great generosity.

Rua do Heroísmo 215, 4300-003 Porto, Portugal

The Stramuntana celebrates the culture and cuisine of the Trás-os-Montes region on the border with Spain. It serves down-to-earth, traditional food, prepared with a lot of passion by the owners Lídia Brás and Fernando Araújo, who come from the region themselves.

Rua de Soares dos Reis 903, 4430 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

Traditional Portuguese cuisine has been served here for over 20 years. Visitors come mainly for the delicious freshly caught fish and seafood, but meat lovers are also catered for.

Travessa do Castelo 59, 4450 Leça da Palmeira, Portugal

Tucked away in a small side street, you have to search a little for this restaurant, which opened in 1852. Those who find it will be rewarded with a cosy atmosphere and tasty Portuguese dishes, some of which are prepared in a wood-fired oven.

Travessa das Águas 179, 4000-003 Porto, Portugal

The Taberna dos Mercadores makes you feel like you're in the hull of a ship. In keeping with this, there is delicious cuisine with the best from the sea, mostly prepared and served in the traditional way. But there is also a great selection for meat lovers.

Rua dos Mercadores 36, 4050-007 Porto, Portugal

The cosy Zé Bota restaurant is hidden in a small cul-de-sac in the middle of the city centre. Those who find the place will be rewarded with a selection of delicious traditional Portuguese dishes served by an extremely friendly service team.

Rua do Carmo 16, 4050-007 Porto, Portugal

Despite its privileged location, the tiny Taberna Santo Antonio serves delicious traditional Portuguese food at a reasonable price. The restaurant is run by a family, with the mother in the kitchen. The atmosphere is particularly friendly.

Rua Virtudes 32, 4050-630 Porto, Portugal

Guests have been coming to A Regaleira since 1934. This is where the famous Francesinha was invented, a sandwich with various types of meat and sausage, cheese and a piquant beer sauce. If you don't like that, order one of the other classics on the menu.

Rua do Bonjardim 83, 4000 Porto, Portugal

Manuel Moura founded Líder thirty years ago and is still there every day to ensure that the traditional dishes taste exactly as they should and that the guests are satisfied. The diverse clientele is delighted!

Alameda Eça de Queiroz 126, 4200-274 Porto, Portugal

This unpretentious restaurant is one of Porto's great classics. Old-timers and tourists meet here. The pork knuckle is famous, served with a glass of house wine or two. But there are also other tasty traditional dishes on offer.

Rua do Bonjardim 525, 4000-007 Porto, Portugal