Foodies in northern Portugal will be elated to learn about Pitada de Mar, the new modern fish restaurant on Rua Heróis de França in Matosinhos. Well-known local restaurateur Jorge Polónia has transformed a traditional Portuguese tavern into a swank new space offering sophisticated seafood in this seaside community.
Your first impression of Quarenta e 4 will certainly be its grand space. The building was originally a warehouse; so much of its vastness still exists. But that’s where similarities end. The space is now beautifully-appointed with modern décor and dramatic lighting.
Bugo Art Burgers’ goal is to “challenge the predefined concept of a hamburger place.” So, expect the “idea” of a burger, transformed into a gastronomical experience.
In Japanese, Góshò is “Imperial Palace.” In Porto, Góshò is a fabulous trendy restaurant for those who adore sushi and Japanese fusion cuisine.
DOP is Chef Rui Paula’s acronym for Degustar e Ousar no Porto. It is his philosophy for preparation and presentation of his inspired cuisine. After achieving critical and popular success with his restaurant DOC in Folgosa, Paula returns to his hometown with a new venue to showcase this philosophy in the aptly named DOP.
This unassuming door on Rua do Padre Luis Cabral could be just another quaint home that defines the traditional heritage of Porto. Yet, step inside, and you find a modern new restaurant, steeped in the flavors of old Portugal but redefined in the ambiance and cuisine of owner and chef Pedro Lemos.
You’re an architecture fanatic....and you’re hungry. You’re in the Porto area. You really need a place to satisfy your passion for design as well as feed your growling stomach. Fortunately for you, Portugal Confidential can recommend the perfect place to fulfill these needs…Ar de Rio!
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