Best restaurants in Guimarães

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    A Cozinha

    Awarded a Michelin star in November 2018 after only two years in business, António Loureiro's intimate restaurant is Guimarães' newest go-to address. The parade of artfully presented amuse-bouches, market-fresh main courses and classic Portuguese desserts lives up to the hype, while the service – friendly, efficient and not the least bit overbearing – adds another stellar note.

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    Résvés

    The upstairs restaurant and the downstairs bar are equally inviting at this newcomer opposite one of Guimarães prettiest squares. Feast on tapas or grilled meat on the 1st-floor terrace or sip drinks in the grassy back garden below. The wide-ranging menu features everything from garlic shrimp, mussels and clams to picanha, mushrooms with asparagus and pork belly gyozas.

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    Cor de Tangerina

    This charming restaurant whips up a good selection of cuisine you won’t find elsewhere in Guimarães. Changing art exhibitions decorate the walls, while the garden (with tangerine tree) produces many of the herbs used in the ancient stone kitchen. The chef is something of a herbal alchemist, capable of brewing all manner of teas and tonics, too.

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    Histórico by Papaboa

    The setting – in a medieval fort with breezy courtyard seating and glassed-in stone dining room – is tremendous. Service is top-notch and the fare is dressed-up yet traditional, such as black pork with prawns and mustard sauce. The weekday prato do dia (lunch special) is a steal at €8.50. They have live music some nights.

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    Solar do Arco

    With a handsomely panelled dining room under a graceful arcade, this refined choice serves Portuguese classics made with straight-from-the-market ingredients. The location, smack in Guimarães historic centre, makes it popular with tourists, while the classy atmosphere draws in local families celebrating special events.

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    Restaurante-Café Oriental

    With tall windows gazing out over Largo do Toural, this historic restaurant under a soaring ornamental stucco ceiling serves the full range of Portuguese classics, including fabulous arroz de mariscos (rice and seafood simmered in broth). At lunchtime, there's a good-value all-you-can-eat buffet (€11.40).

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    Dan's Finger Food & Drinks

    A young crowd queues up nightly at this trendy burger joint that does picanha (steak) burgers and tasty finger food like chicken and fish nuggets, all accompanied by great craft beer.

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    Tapas e Manias

    Tasty tapas-style Portuguese dishes with a twist are served at this cosy restaurant on Praça de Santiago, with alfresco tables tended to by friendly staff.

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    Le Babachris

    The decor of this long and narrow two-floor restaurant is so simple and unassuming that you wouldn't expect such top-notch food to come out of its tiny kitchen. But top-notch it is – inventive, seasonal and market-fresh. They serve set menus only, featuring a meat and a fish option. Book ahead.

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    Adega dos Caquinhos

    Run by a dynamic duo of elderly Portuguese women, this backstreet tavern serves a small menu of two to three home-style dishes daily. Whatever is fresh at the market you'll get served on your plate in this cash-only spot with bits of broken ceramics gracing the walls.

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    Danúbio Bar

    This corner kiosk draws a local crowd for its delicious pregos (steak sandwiches), along with other simple but tasty snacks at low prices. Wash them down with beer either inside or on the tiny cobblestone square in front.

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    Pastelaria Clarinha

    Since 1953 Guimarães’ best pastry shop has filled its window with fresh-baked tarts and cakes to tempt passers-by. There are a few pavement tables and a heavenly toucinho do ceu (almond cake).