35 of the Best Porto Restaurants, Bars and Markets

Porto is no longer a second-tier city known only for fortified wine and pretty bridges.

The Northern Portugal city has emerged from Lisbon’s shadow with a food scene that rivals the bigger city to the south.

Casa de Chá da Boa Nova is a stunning, immersive theatrical experience with the ocean as its stage and a great multi-course seafood meal as its players.

Casa de Chá da Boa Nova

While Taberna dos Mercadores offers a spattering of items ‘from the sea’ on its menu, the restaurant mostly serves Portuguese comfort food as opposed to haute cuisine.

Taberna dos Mercadores

While O Gaveto is a seafood lover’s paradise, the restaurant’s menu offers fish and even meat.

O Gaveto

Tucked away on the third floor of the modern Espaco Porto Cruz building, DeCastro Gaia looks fancier than it’s menu of small plates would indicate.

DeCastro Gaia

Mito lives up to a name that translates to Myth with a menu that’s both seeped in tradition and filled with excitement.


Situated in a former house and located in the shadow of the São Bento train station, Tapabento is a favorite Porto restaurant among locals.


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