Cantinho do Parada

Portuguese in Ponte da Barca

The nickname 'Memórias de Mãe' (Memories of Mum) says it all at this backstreet hideaway specialising in traditional home-cooked fare. Tourist-pleasing steaks, codfish and octopus share the menu with earthier specialities like tripe, liver and chicken gizzards. It's best at lunchtime when diárias (daily specials) go for €6.50 including soup, fruit, wine and coffee.