Portuguese in Amarante

Adega Regional Quelha

One of several low-key adegas (wine taverns) proffering Amarante’s fine smoked meats and cheese, Adega Regional Quelha is a good place to sample the local delicacies among locals. Grab a bite and a jug of red wine a…
Portuguese in Amarante

Zé da Calçada

Excellent northern cuisine served in an elegant country-style dining room or on a verandah with idyllic views of the moistero and the bridge. Top picks here include duck rice and grilled goat. Weekday lunch specials…
Bakery in Amarante

Confeitaria da Ponte

Boasting a peaceful, shaded terrace overlooking the bridge, this tradi­tional bakery has the best ambience for enjoying Amarante’s famous pastries and eggy custards.
Cafe in Amarante


If you’re hankering to try the smoked meats Amarante is famous for, you might consider this modernised bar and cafe, where the barman treats his sandwiches like a gentleman and keeps his Sintra beer icy.
Cafe in Amarante

Bar dos Pauzinhos

This new three-floor hotspot has daytime drinks and snacks, such as sandwiches and burgers, plus an alfresco terrace at the top. The crowd is young, the decor contemporary and the TV screen huge.
Portuguese in Amarante


Roasted kid goat and stewed tripe are house specialities at this traditional Portuguese restaurant with a pretty riverside terrace.
Market in Amarante

Mercado Municipal

You can get picnic fixings at the mercado municipal (municipal market) , the big days of which are Wednesday and Saturday.