Ponte de Lima restaurants

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A Carvalheira

For superb food and an excellent wine list, head for this charming stone-walled restaurant in pretty countryside 5km southeast of town. Order ahead if you want the regional favourite – arroz de sarrabulho (stewed ri…
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A great option right on the riverfront in Arcozelo, a short walk from town, this boat-themed upstairs restaurant clad in wood serves tasty posta à Açude (veal steak) and great lagareiro octopus (with potatoes, garli…
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A Tulha

All dark wood, stone and terracotta tiles inside, this restaurant serves grilled meat and fish dishes – including the house speciality, arroz de bacalhau (codfish rice) – with plenty of vegetables. While food qualit…
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Manuel Padeiro

The speciality at this simple local tavern with a 60-year tradition is arroz de sarrabulho (stewed rice with pork and pork blood). Other dishes are well prepared too, including the daily weekday lunch specials, whic…
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Sabores do Lima

A few steps from the river, the inviting Sabores do Lima has exposed stone walls that give a dash of style to its open dining room. The first-rate cooking features grilled meats, cod dishes and assorted seafood plat…
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Tucked into an alcove behind one of the town’s old towers, this somewhat divey dining room serves tasty octopus and meat dishes. It brags about its cabrito (kid), too.