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Oporto Travel Guide

Oporto Eating & Drinking

Eating in Oporto: To eat in Oporto is like eating in any place of Portugal. A food famous in Oporto is "Tripas à moda do Porto", is a tripe dish. Citizens of Porto are called "tripeiros" (tripe-eaters) on account of this dish. Another "must eat" is "bacalhau" which is actually salted cod fish. It is cooked in various ways but you should try "Bacalhau com Natas".

Drinking in Oporto: Oporto is famous for the eponymous port wine, a fortified wine (20%) made by adding brandy to the wine before distillation is complete. The end product is strong, sweet, complex in taste and if properly stored will last 40 years or more.

Some Restaurants:
Adega do Olh: Rua Alfonso Martins Alho 6. Traditional cheap dive full of local character. Closed Sun.
Café Majestic: Rua de Santa Catarina 112. Oporto's best loved café/restaurant with ornate surroundings and delicious breakfasts and teas. Closed Sun.
Churrasqueira de Brasil: Campo dos Mártires da Pátria 136, near Torre dos Clerigos. Cheap workers' diner with a lively, friendly atmosphere, and serving ample portions.
Montecarlo: Rua Santa Catarina 17-2°. Looks like a 1930s tearoom, has views over the Praça da Batalha and serves good food. Closed Sun
Ginjal do Oporto: Rua do Bonjardim 724. Bargain local specialities in a no-frills setting.

Cafes and Bars:
Aniki-Bóbó: Rua da Fonte Taurinha 36. Upbeat late night acid jazz/house bar. Open till 4am. Closed Sun.
Bar da Praia do Ourigo: Esplanada do Castelo. Trendy tapas bar frequented by students, also serves good coffee on the beach. Open 9.30am-3am.
Labirinto: Rua Nossa Senhora da Fátima 334. A "bar-arcade", catering for a wide range of tastes, with exhibitions and live music. Open 9.30pm-3am.
Taberna da Ribeira: Praça da Ribeira. Prime riverside spot with outdoor tables. Open till 2am.

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