Must-see restaurants in Viana do Castelo

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    O Marquês

    A tremendous backstreet find, this place is absolutely jammed with locals for the platos do dia. Think baked cod with white beans or roasted turkey leg…

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    Casa Primavera

    At this authentic fishers' hole-in-the-wall decorated with framed pictures of boats, locals gather in the late afternoon for small plates of shrimp and…

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    À Moda Antiga

    On the waterfront opposite the Jardim Marginal, this retro market and bistro serves great weekday lunch menus (soup, main dish, drink and coffee for just …

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    Confeitaria Natário

    This popular bakery is the place to try delicious bolas de Berlim (cream-filled doughnuts) – so good that you'll often have to wait in line. Get them warm…

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    Casa de Pasto Maria de Perre

    This convivial two-floor restaurant with exposed stone walls in a tiny side street off the waterfront gets very busy at lunchtime. The focus is on daily…

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    Taberna do Valentim

    Since 1939, this bright and buzzing seafood restaurant has been serving fresh grilled fish by the kilo and rich seafood stews such as arroz de tamboril …

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    O Pescador

    A simple, friendly, family-run restaurant admired by locals for its good seafood and tasty lunch specials.

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    Dolce Vianna

    This popular pizzeria buzzes day and night, thanks to the endless variety of tasty, cheesy pizzas churned out of the wood-burning oven in the corner…

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    Casinha Boutique Café

    Part of a Portuguese-based chain, this swank cafe serves up sandwiches, crêpes, quiches and salads in an airy light-flooded space with exposed stone walls…

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    Zefa Carqueja

    A decades-old Viana mainstay, this grill house does some of the best barbecue chicken and ribs in northern Portugal. You can also get barbecued seafood –…