Top Choice Portuguese in Lagos

A Forja

Like an Italian trattoria, this buzzing adega tipica pulls in the crowds – locals, tourists and expats – for its hearty, top-quality traditional food served in a bustling environment at great prices. Plates of the d…
Top Choice Portuguese in Marvão

Restaurante Sever

The pick of the restaurants for miles around, this smart place is in a beautiful location, just over the bridge in Portagem, on the Rio Sever. It comes highly recommended by locals and serves first-class Alentejan c…
Top Choice Portuguese in Porto

O Paparico

It's worth the taxi hop north of town to O Paparico. Portuguese authenticity is the name of the game here, from the romantically rustic interior of stone walls, beams and white linen to the menu that sings of the se…
Top Choice Portuguese in Setúbal

490 Taberna STB

Probably Setúbal's best restaurant, this contemporary taberna is where in-the-know foodies go for revamped Portuguese cuisine with a modern edge. The bacalhau with poached eggs will completely reformat your idea of …
Top Choice Portuguese in Mafra

João da Vila Velha

Located just enough off the tourist path, old school Chef João runs this authentic and colourful neighbourhood tasca (tavern). There's a wealth of simple but honestly cooked classics (octopus, bacalhau etc) and a go…
Top Choice Portuguese in Alcobaça

Restaurante António Padeiro

If the monks had not pigged out at the Alcobaça monastery (their gluttony was eventually noticed), they would have flocked to this wonderful elegant-but-not-snobby spot. It's clocked up 70 years and for good reason.…
Top Choice Portuguese in Guimarães

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-f…
Portuguese in Lagos

Adega da Marina

This barn-like place is a bit like a Portuguese grandmother: she hasn’t changed her hairstyle in a while, but she still dishes out generous portions of reliable (and economical) grilled chicken and seafood favourite…
Portuguese in Tavira

Churrasqueira O Manel

A reliable place to come for the ubiquitous frango no churrasco (grilled chicken) with salad (it's spot on; the owner has been at the grill for decades). Takeaway also available.
Portuguese in Tavira

Restaurante Avenida

This very authentic Portuguese place with gold-and-blue tablecloths has an air of the 1960s, efficiency with a capital 'E', and a loyal clientele. Good homestyle dishes include the seafood risotto and grilled tuna. …