With a very varied countryside and culture, our gastronomy reflects the variety of customs, recipes and raw materials. Certain restaurants, whether refined or relaxed, have such strong traditions that they are truly mythical places in Portuguese gastronomy. They are almost 'cult places' if you visit the area where they are located.
In Lisbon, with so many examples, we highlight one of the oldest and one of the most recent places to eat well in the city. Tavares Rico, established in 1784 in the Chiado, has always received the city's stylish, intellectual and Bohemian elite. Bica do Sapato, very popular for the quality of its cuisine and excellent location by the river, is nowadays a mythical place for fine food.
In Porto, we choose a restaurant that devotes much attention to the design of the cuisine and the space: the Bull & Bear, one of the most popular places for the new Portuguese cuisine.
All over the country you will find restaurants, cafés and outdoor terraces that become well known because they gain loyal customers. Some of them have given their names to famous recipes, such as Bacalhau (cod) à Narcisa, in Braga, and Margarida da Praça, in Viana do Castelo.
Wherever you are in Portugal, you do not need to look far if you like to combine gastronomy with an atmosphere that speaks for itself.