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2018 Michelin Stars in Portugal

Two new Michelin Star restaurants in Portugal for 2018! And they’ve both in the Algarve! That’s now 28 stars from north to south and across to Madeira.  Gusto by Heinz Beck at Conrad Algarve in Almancil earns a...

2017 Michelin Stars in Portugal

Nine new Michelin Stars in Portugal for 2017! Let’s add those to the existing 14, and we have some excellent fine dining across the country. One star chefs earning a second star this year is ...

Tia Alice – High-Quality Home-Style Portuguese Cuisine in Fátima

Very rich, really good, home-style cooking, just like your favorite Portuguese aunt used to make. That’s Tia Alice (Aunt Alice). It’s worth the drive, an hour north of Lisbon to the pilgrimage town of Fatima, to enjoy traditional Portuguese cuisine of the highest quality. Meats and fish are succulent, sauces are thick and creamy, and the portions are large enough for two. It may well be Portugal Confidential’s favorite...
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Salpoente – Specializing in Bacalhau in Aveiro

Salpoente is a beautiful fusion of the best of traditional Portuguese tastes and flavors, prepared and served as chic, contemporary cuisine. Here, the treasured bacalhau (cod fish) is celebrated with a variety of innovative modern dishes by emerging chef Duarte Eira. The space itself is a former salt warehouse, transformed into a sophisticated cultural space for art, food and fun. Salpoente is on the...
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Quinta São Luiz – Elegant Dining near Coimbra

Recently, we visited a remarkable restaurant just a 15-minute drive west of Coimbra in central Portugal. It’s Quinta São Luiz in Pereira. With elegant modern décor, delicious cuisine and exemplary service, Quinta São Luiz is a highly-recommended, sophisticated dining experience.
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O Bairro – Modern Neighborhood Cuisine in Aveiro

One of the hottest new restaurants in Portugal is a small little neighborhood spot in Aveiro. It’s called O Bairro. Sitting on a street corner, across the walk from the city fish market, this quaint little eatery is full most nights. Word is quickly spreading about its creative gourmet cuisine at crisis-friendly prices.

Casa Arouquesa – Mouth-Watering Beef in Viseu

Guests at Casa Arouquesa travel from around the region and the country to enjoy the renowned mouth-watering beef and traditional Portuguese cuisine. In fact, many of Portugal’s top chefs consider this one of their favorite restaurants. So, we had to check out Casa Arouquesa.