Cafe in Vila Real

Casa Lapão

This spruce tearoom specialises in traditional local sweets, including cristas de galo (almond and egg paste in a flaky pastry dough), pitos de Santa Luzia (made with pumpkin and cinnamon) and pastéis de Santa...

Portuguese in Vila Real


A traditional roadside restaurant a little outside town on the EN2 towards Chaves, convivial Chaxoila serves up great daily specials such as cabrito (kid goat) and açorda (bread and shellfish stew) from the...

Portuguese in Vila Real


Popular with locals, this plain-faced, family-run place in the central pedestrian zone serves delicious, belly-filling regional dishes.

Portuguese in Vila Real

Restaurante Cardoso

For late-night comfort food, Portuguese-style, this convivial downtown hole-in-the-wall is a perennial local favourite. The speciality here is Portugal's beloved francesinha, a toasted meat-and-cheese sandwich...

Bakery in Vila Real

Pastelaria Gomes

Vila Real's most traditional bakery is a great place for a coffee, a covilhete (the meat pastries it is famous for) and a spot of people-watching. There's a second branch close by, at Rua António Azevedo 2.

Cafe in Vila Real

Nova Pompeia

This large bright cafe and bakery serves omelettes and light meals at reasonable prices.