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Driving up from Lisbon to Oporto for three weeks.

Tdotfoodguy Jul 13, 2011 04:00 PM

I have had a chance to look at the board and think I have Lisbon and Oporto under control...unless there is something new and fantastic to hear about. I am curious about O'Paparico andthe ODE Oporto Wine House in Oporto...haven't seen it mentioned here and wondering if they are Tripadvisor novelty.

I would like to know if there are suggestions for the Sintra area, Obidos, Batahla, Tomar, Coimbra, Aveiro, Viseu, Douro valley. Could be nice lunch or dinner and doesn't have to be fine dining all the time.

It's my wife and I and we enjoy new discoveries or just well executed food preparation. We can spend money but don't feel up to big dinners every night.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    LeRique Jul 14, 2011 02:41 AM

    Aveiro great seafood, beautiful city O Moliceiro is good and fun for lunch.Viseu is a pretty cool town with good chow options.Near Viseu in Sao Pedro do Sul Adega da Ti Fernanda is great rustic cooking,west of the town center by a few k's.Tomar and Obidos are beautiful but Obidos is not a great food town and gets really crowded.Have fun exploring this wonderful aea

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    1. re: LeRique
      Tdotfoodguy Jul 14, 2011 06:39 AM

      We had just made a reservation at the Hotel Moliceiro in Aveiro. We expect to explore around Obidos if the crowds are too much as well. Thanks for this.

      1. re: Tdotfoodguy
        Shawn Jul 23, 2011 02:47 PM

        Last year, we were surprised to find one of our best meals in Portugal in Obidas. We stayed at a B&B called Casa das Senhoras Rainhas, and had dinner at the restaurant there, Cozinha das Rainhas. Surprising, sophisticated food in a really touristy town. Here's the menu:


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          LeRique Jul 23, 2011 03:46 PM

          I agree, really nice hotel as well.

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            c.w. Oct 19, 2011 08:40 AM

            Just wanted to chime in with a huzzah for Cozinha das Rainhas. Ate there during one of our two nights in Obidos last week, and it was probably the best meal we had during our time in Portugal. "Suprising, sophisticated food" is a great way to describe it.

            Our other dinner in Obidos was at Pousada del Castelo, which was a large group dinner (28) with a fixed menu. Good meal overall, but tough for me to evaluate well (or fairly) given the group size.

      2. Sue Style Jul 14, 2011 09:40 AM

        Don't miss Pedro dos Leitoes in Mealhada, about halfway between Lisbon and Porto, a tad north of Coimbra - a temple to sucking pig ... go to http://www.suestyle.com/articles/2009...

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          LeRique Jul 14, 2011 01:44 PM

          Sue,I was just kicking myself for not mentioning that.Thanks.

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            Tdotfoodguy Jul 14, 2011 03:13 PM

            Thanks to both of you. I'll have to see if I can get the wife past the small pigs. The picture on Sue's website might be too much for her. But we will be in the area so maybe I can spring it on her. The grinning piglet might be too much though.

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