Portuguese in Amarante

Adega Regional Quelha

One of several low-key adegas (wine taverns) along the river's south bank, Quelha is a good place to sample regional delicacies such as Amarante’s fine smoked meats and cheeses.

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.

Portuguese in Amarante

Zé da Calçada

Northern Portuguese fare is 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...

Cafe in Amarante

Bar dos Pauzinhos

This 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 veal, stewed tripe and roasted kid goat are the house specialities at this traditional Portuguese restaurant with a pretty riverside terrace.