Northern Portugal, Portugal Food Guide: 10 Portuguese food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Viana do Castelo

September 2, 2019 Osvaldo Hartline

Find out what Portuguese restaurants to try in Viana do Castelo. A self-guided walking tour is the best way to appreciate the stunning architecture of Viana do Castelo. The buildings date from several different centuries so styles vary: highlights include the early 20th-century Basilica of Santa Luzia; the 16th-century fountain and former city hall building at the Praça da República; the gothic Cathedral on the Largo da Matriz; and the Monument to Caramuru and Paraguaçu, built just a few years ago in 2009.
Things to do in Viana do Castelo

10. O Laranjeira

Rua Manuel Espregueira 24, Viana do Castelo 4900-318 Portugal Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +351 964 990 730 http://www.olaranjeira.com
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4 based on 271 reviews

O Laranjeira

Reviewed By rennatian

Restaurant can be recommended but I had to go back next day re a bill overcharge. I was kept waiting whilst the proprietress attempted electronic reversals. She eventually accepted my original suggestion of cash but if only she'd offered me a bun or a drink whilst I was waiting, or even a bottle to take away I wouldn't feel so annoyed! ie 1 point off for stupidity!Dear client we totally agree with you if our mistake were on purpose.As soon as you present your bill, we immediately confirm the mistake and refund you.Best regards,O Laranjeira team

9. IN francesinhas

Travessa da Vitoria, Viana do Castelo 4900-567 Portugal Portuguese, European Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol [email protected] +351 965 000 653 http://www.facebook.com/IN-francesinhas-1864932840410287/
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4 based on 142 reviews

IN francesinhas

Reviewed By Anfrist

We stopped at this place which was filled with locals. We enjoyed their specialties, sandwiches with several types of meat, eggs, cheese, fries and especially the sauce. You really get a refill here. Sangria very tasty Service was cool, prices all good as well.

8. Pecado Capital

Praca da Liberdade, Viana do Castelo 4900-040 Portugal European, Portuguese, Grill Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Free Wifi [email protected] +351 963 242 282 http://www.facebook.com/restaurantepecadocapital
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4 based on 225 reviews

Pecado Capital

Reviewed By Gakeitse

A misunderstanding that we must’ve been responsible for, between us and our waitress, meant that we waited over an hour to be served the food we ordered. Once rectified, we were served quickly and it (Filet mignon & Presa de Porco) was delicious. It seems a relatively new restaurant but wasn’t busy. End of season I guess.

7. Tasquinha Da Praca

Praca da Liberdade, Viana do Castelo 4900-040 Portugal Grill, Healthy, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accept +351 258 823 361 http://www.tasquinhadapraca.pt
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4 based on 1129 reviews

Tasquinha Da Praca

Reviewed By 125MarkW

Lovely spot near the water on the plaza. Eat inside or outside. We especially liked the Tasquinha with hamburger and homemade chips (these are potato chips not fries). The bread and sauce are yummy. Also, the chicken lasagna was delicious. They have multiple food and beverage options, something for everyone in your party.

6. Porta 93 Restaurante

Avenida Conde da Carreira 28 Praça General Barbosa, Viana do Castelo 4900-343 Portugal European, Portuguese, Contemporary Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Highchairs Available +351 910 776 694 http://www.facebook.com/portanoventaetres
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4 based on 168 reviews

Porta 93 Restaurante

Reviewed By LibbyJ6789

We had a lovely dinner here. The food was outstanding. The service was very attentive. It is centrally located. Reservations are recommended because it is not very big. (While there, they accommodated several groups, but several others were turned away.). It was very peaceful and tastefully decorated.

5. Louro - Restaurante Gastronomico

Rua do Esteiro, n05 Torre, Viana do Castelo 4925-610 Portugal European, Portuguese, Contemporary Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments [email protected] +351 258 115 180 http://lourorestaurante.pt/
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5 based on 63 reviews

Louro - Restaurante Gastronomico

Reviewed By Bl1ndnick

First of all is not easy to find Louro’s restaurant, however when you arrive and step inside you’re at home...Smiley faces are welcoming you and your guests. I’ve been recommended by a work colleague and visited with work mates and business lunch. Every time I was there, the food was spotless for me and my mates or guests. A place to visit, doesn’t matter the reason, business or pleasure... just go and enjoy as much as I’ve been doing it...

4. Liz Caffe Bar

Rua Gago Coutinho 17, Viana do Castelo 4900-510 Portugal European, Portuguese, Bar, Pub Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Television, Wine and Beer +351 967 869 198 http://www.facebook.com/LizCaffeBar/?view_public_for=249865968421427
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4 based on 198 reviews

Liz Caffe Bar

Reviewed By Rick F

we were hungry at the wrong time of the day and had missed lunch in most places and we wanted more than a cake and were thrilled to find Liz, good coffee and delicious toasts with cheese and various toppings, well made and very appreciated! would definitely recommend!

3. Tasquinha da Linda

Doca das Mares A-10, Viana do Castelo 4900-370 Portugal Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer [email protected] +351 258 847 900 http://www.tasquinhadalinda.com
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4 based on 1202 reviews

Tasquinha da Linda

In an old warehouse of the tidal dock of Viana do Castelo, they send fresh fish and seafood. More than a restaurant, Tasquinha da Linda is a place of petisqueira vocation.

Reviewed By Blue_439

This place is, by Portuguese standards, expensive. The decor is nice and refined, service is excellent —although they let you serve your own wine, which you shouldn’t have to do. The fish soup was admirable, one of the absolute best I’ve ever had —and I’ve had quite a few. The main course, a typical “cataplano” dish (fish and seafood slowly stewed), was less convincing as the fish came out overcooked. The ice cream at the end was OK but nothing to write home about, and they gave me hazelnut instead of chocolate!The wine list is long and plentiful, and the red Douro wine we picked was excellent.

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2. O Botequim - Restaurante

Avenida do Meio 146 Areosa, Viana do Castelo 4900-834 Portugal Brazilian, Healthy, Grill, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Table Service, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar [email protected] +351 932 498 809 http://www.facebook.com/obotequimrestaurante
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5 based on 104 reviews

O Botequim - Restaurante

N'O Botequim we have typical Brazilian snacks, meats from South America, craft beers and traditional drinks. A relaxed and familiar atmosphere, very much in the style of the true Brazilian "Boteco"!

Reviewed By Jeroen_Be

We passed by accident looking for a place for dinner. All restaurants nearby seemed to be closed, except this one. And what a great discovery!Most specialities of this Brazilian restaurant are meat dishes, so with the help of an English speaking waitress (and owner of the place?), we tried one (28 euros for 2 persons). It was delicious!By the way, staff is super friendly and very helpful, but doesn't speak English, except the lady who served us.

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1. Cerqueira's Lounge & Restaurant

Viana do Castelo Portugal European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service +351 968 196 520 https://www.ja-jp.m.lite.facebook.com/Cerqueiras-LoungeRestaurant-234153847059222/
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4 based on 255 reviews

Cerqueira's Lounge & Restaurant

Reviewed By AAA-Team

Our family with the 2 teenagers enjoyed the modern portuguese food after a couple of traditional dinners. Friendly staff and a relaxed lounge atmosphere. Don’t miss the passion fruit sangria! First time we had the Francesinha - a delight if you are not on a diet.

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