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.