Eat and Drink in Matosinhos

Porto’s residents come to Matosinhos purposely to dine on fish and seafood, which is straight from the ocean and surprisingly affordable. The amount of restaurants will make your head spin; there are literally scores in the area, many packed around the Porto de Leixões.

If you’ve got a big appetite you could go for a seafood platter, which will have crab, clams, goose barnacles (a particular speciality), shrimp and lobster. Also very traditional are grilled sardines, served with new potatoes, and salted cod (bacalhau), in its dozens of different preparations. Pair it all with vinho verde, a crisp young wine from the Minho Valley in northern Portugal.

Restaurants

Restaurants

Most of Matosinhos’s restaurants are traditional, serving big portions of rustic food. Choosing a traditional restaurant blind can be disappointing – especially in the most touristy spots...
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Pubs and Bars

Pubs and Bars

Alongside tradition, modern cooking has recently come to Matosinhos – a little later and slower to take off than Lisbon’s culinary revolution, but now rapidly gaining pace.
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Night Clubs

Night Clubs

People attend nightclubs because it's a form of live interactive entertainment in an environment that maximizes all your senses. When you're out on the dance floor, you feel sound throughout...
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Cafes and Delis

Cafes and Delis

Atlantic to the west, rivers to the north, mountains to the east: Porto is spectacularly placed to garner ingredients. There is wonderful fish and seafood, rare breed meats, stunning charcuterie...
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