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Portuguese in Arcos de Valdevez

Minho Verde

One of Arcos’ finest restaurants is in an unlikely location in an ugly block down the waterfront from the turismo. However, it serves excellent Minho specialities ranging from posta de vitela (veal steak) to arroz d…
Bakery in Arcos de Valdevez

Doçaria Central

Founded in 1830, this wonderful confectioner stocks the town’s favourite sweet, rebuçados dos arcos (enormous, jaw-breaking, hard-boiled sweets), and pastry, charutos dos arcos (preserved egg wrapped in a sugary dou…
Steak in Arcos de Valdevez

Casa Real Matadouro

Set in a stately house on the riverside, Matadouro serves some of the best steaks in the Minho. It’s located about 500m south of the turismo.