Taberna do Arrufa

Tapas in Beja

Located 20km north of Beja, this eating and drinking den blends old-fashioned charm with bohemian style. Sharing plates are the name of the game, with Serpa cheese, roasted pork cheeks, grilled octopus, steaming pots of clams and sweet-potato fries best washed down with a jug of the local wine.

And by local, we mean the grapes were literally grown just up the road. There’s live music from time to time and a hip but welcoming neighbourhood crowd. Find it in the small town of Cuba. Cash only.