Off to Lisboa, Douro and Porto at the end of May -- suggestions? opinions?
We're flying back to Portugal at the end of May, but I haven't been in a little over a decade . . . looking for lunch/dinner recommendations, as well as comments on the following restaurants.
LISBON (three nights):
Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca, 87-D
Chafariz do Vinho
Chafariz da Mãe d'Água
Rua da Mãe d'Água à Praça de Alegria
Restaurante Nariz de Vinho Tinto
Rua do Conde, 75
Rua da Moeda, 1A
Douro In Restaurant
Avenida João Franco
5050-264 Peso da Régua
Estrada Nacional 222
Restaurante Ponte Romana
Rua St António 2 ,
5085-243 Pinhão-Gouvães do Douro
Rua de Costa Cabral, 2343
Palácio das Artes
Largo de São Domingos, 18
We were in Lisbon a few years ago and on the advice of a Lisbon native-friend, we ate at Solar Dos Presentos. It's popular with the locals, and I thought the food was very good. It's one block off the Avenida Liberdade at Rua das Portas de Stº Antão, 150.
Form your list to Lisbon I just know Bocca which is very good.
Talking about very good Portuguese chefs, I would recommend
• Alma from Henrique Sa Pessoa: www.alma.co.pt
• Feitoria from Chef: José Cordeiro: http://www.altishotels.com
• Tasca da Esquina from Vitor Sobral: www.tascadaesquina.com
• Cantinho do Avillez from Jose Avillez: www.joseavillez.pt
• Quinta dos Frades from Chakall: www.quintadosfrades.com
But I would definitely recommend something more traditional. You need to go to ‘Santo Antonio de Alfama’ located is the heart of Alfama neighborhood http://siteantonio.com/site/index.html
I really enjoyed 100 Maneiras in Lisbon. Interesting, modern food well prepared and well matched with selections from their list, for less than you'd pay almost anywhere else.
Likewise I thought Foz Velha in porto was worth the taxi ride from central Porto.