Taberninha Do Manel

Portuguese in Vila Nova de Gaia

Superfriendly service, big views across the Douro to Ribeira, and a menu crammed with well-executed Portuguese classics – Iberian pork, petiscos (tapas), bacalhau (dried-salt cold) in different guises – reel folk into Taberninha Do Manel. There’s pavement seating for warm days and a rustic interior jam-packed with what looks like the contents of your grandmother’s attic.