Beira Alta restaurants

Top Choice Portuguese in Viseu

Tres Pipos

You'll need your own wheels but it's well worth searching out this convivial family-run restaurant in Tonda, a small village some 30km southwest of Viseu. Your reward will be a meal of brilliantly executed regional …
Seafood in Guarda

Restaurante O Caçador

Despite its name (The Hunter), this popular restaurant is the place for seafood in Guarda. Locals flock to its glass-fronted dining room to feast on evergreen crowd-pleasers such as grilled squid and sea bass fresh …
Portuguese in Viseu

O Hilário

An authentic slice of old Portugal, this homely restaurant is named after the 19th-century fado singer who once lived down the street. It's a cheerful, family-run place popular with visitors and locals alike for its…
Portuguese in Viseu

O Pateo

A cosy spot nestled behind an arch in the historic centre, this oh-so-typical restaurant does brisk business serving a mixed crowd of locals and out-of-towners. What keeps them coming are evergreen regional staples …
Portuguese in Trancoso

São Marcos Restaurante

With its pretty lace curtains, white tablecloths and woody decor, snug São Marcos is the very picture of an old-school Portuguese restaurant. In keeping with the decor, the menu sticks to the tried-and-tested with a…
Portuguese in Viseu

Paço dos Cunhas de Santar

The Paço dos Cunhas de Santar, a historic winery on a 17th-century estate in Santar, sets an attractive stage for fine dining. The dining room is light and contemporary, and the seasonal, creative cuisine beautifull…
Portuguese in Guarda

Restaurante Belo Horizonte

A cut above most of Guarda's midrange restaurants, Belo Horizonte has long been a local favourite. It does a great line in regional specialities such as cabrito grelhado (grilled kid) and morcelas da Guarda (black-p…
Portuguese in Viseu

O Cortiço

With its stone walls and low wood-beamed ceilings, this cosy eatery specialises in traditional recipes collected from surrounding villages. Generous portions are served in heavy tureens, and the good house wine come…
Portuguese in Viseu

Churrasquiera Cacimbo

The Cacimbo is a lifesaver on Sunday evenings, when virtually every restaurant in central Viseu is closed. The dining room, next to its own busy takeaway, is a fairly charmless neon-white affair, but the food hits t…
Portuguese in Trancoso

Restaurante Área Benta

Ensconced in a traditional stone house off Largo Padre Francisco Ferreira, Área Benta is reckoned to be the best restaurant in town. Its spacious interior, complete with wood floors and exposed stone walls, provides…