www.visitportugal.com

Live Chat

Gastronomy

Prato de bacalhau
Photo: Grupo Lagrimas
Photo: Grupo Lagrimas

Portugal’s cuisine is as rich and varied as its landscape.

The most distinctive feature of Portuguese cuisine comes from the sea. As you enjoy a simple grilled fish, always fresh like the seafood that abounds from end to end along the coast, you can be sure that you are in Portugal! Cataplanas, bouillabaisses and any other fish or seafood dish are also excellent choices.

For meat dishes, our main suggestion is cozido à portuguesa, a mix of meats, vegetables and various sausages, cooked in a delicious way. We have excellent DOP (Protected Denomination of Origin) meats, from north to south, whether it’s beef, pork or kid. Many vegetables and fruit also preserve the taste of the old times, and some also have the DOP label, especially as many are produced organically.

Portuguese olive oil is of prime quality and is part of every dish, including cod (for which it is said that there are 1001 recipes!), which we excel at preparing and enjoying.

Each dish is matched to the right wine. The whole country produces wine and, while Port wine is famous, the Douro, Alentejo and many other table wines are no less superior.

And the cheeses! While Queijo da Serra (mountain cheese from Serra da Estrela) tops the bill, all the cheeses from Centro de Portugal, Alentejo and the Azores are delicious.

The sweets, whose roots go back to the many convents where they were originally prepared, even today make us “give thanks to heaven”. And a pastel de nata (custard tart) is a must. It is delicious with coffee, which we drink in the form of espresso.

At the end of a meal, we might make a toast with some Port or Madeira, fortified wines that have been spreading our name to faraway lands for centuries. Or with an excellent sparkling wine produced in Portugal, to celebrate a memorable meal provided by the country’s talented chefs.


Search
Advanced search


Kid
Photo: Nuno Correia
Gastronomy from the Centro de Portugal
In Centro de Portugal you will be delighted by flavours from the sea and the mountain, by sweets that will make you beg for more, all with the added spice of the warm welcome of the people, who love (...)

Pico
Place: Ilha Do Pico nos Açores
Photo: António Sá
Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture, World Heritage (UNESCO)
What about tasting a wine that grows on basaltic rock? It seems strange that such conditions produce such a delicious nectar, but the truth is that in days gone by, this wine went directly to the (...)

Queijadas de Sintra
Place: Sintra
Photo: TP Fast Foto
Lisbon Gastronomy
From grilled sardines to pastéis de Belém (custard tarts), the food in Lisbon is as appealing as the city and the region.Grilled sardines are popular throughout Portugal, but in Lisbon they are (...)

Vineyard
Place: Madeira
Photo: Turismo da Madeira
Madeira Wine
A Wine bearing the name of an Island and an Island bearing the name of a WineAcknowledged all over the world as a tourist destination par excellence, the Island of Madeira also owes its celebrity to (...)

Pages

Explore Explore
See More
Map
Remember and Share
yukie sugiura
ギマランイスからブラガに行く途中の山道、場所は分かりませんが、とても惹かれた場所でした
CYNTHIA ADINA KIRKW
Three years ago, my husband, Huw, our son, Caladon and I packed pots and (...)
Events Events
See More
Festivities of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios
Festivities of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios
In September, see the festivities of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios in Lamego, and (...)
Advanced search
Planning See your selected contents and create your own Plan or Brochure
Forgotten your password?
Login using social networks
*Please wait *The password recovery instructions will be sent to your e-mail. *E-mail not sent. Try again.
Login using social networks