Restaurants in Viana do Castelo
Viana do Castelo, Portugal, has a number of restaurants available, serving regional as well as international cuisine. A popular area for dining in Viana do Castelo are locations close to Residencial Laranjeira Viana do Castelo.
Taberna do Valentim is best tavern in town, closed on sundays. Try "caldeirada" (assorted fish) and "natas do céu" (heaven cream) at this typical tavern speciallized in fresh fish (it's so speciallized in fresh fish that it is closed in days of storm, when fish boats cannot go to sea).
Casa d'Armas restaurant is in an old medieval house, also one of the best restaurants in town, and for some people, the best. Worth reading the menu. Cozinha das Malheiras is very close of the Praça da Republica, the Malheiro Reimão family palace is the place for this restaurant. His owner, Avelino Palhares dos Santos, checks the kitchen himself. Try the "bacalhau à Cozinha das Malheiras" (Cod-fish), roasted fish, sea bean-stew,"cabrito à Serra D'Arga" (suckling goat), "papas com rojões" (a tipical pork).
At the Restaurant Conde do Camarido, enjoy the tradition of regional cooking, as well as international specialities. Os Três Potes is a typical restaurant of the province of minho, installed in an old public oven. There you can see folk dance and music every saturday dinner (and fridays on high season). Nice and warm. Try "gambas grelhadas" (grilled schrimps), "papas sarrabulho" (a typical pork dish), grilled fishes, octopus, suckling goat, fondue bourlguisnhone. Homemade deserts: "rabanadas com natas" (bread with cream), and others. Excellent wine-cellar and the local Viana do Castelo wine.
Right on the waterfront opposite the Jardim Marginal, this retro market and bistro serves great weekday lunch menus for just €6, as well as all-day dishes such as handmade burgers. The industrial space has high ceilings and exposed stone walls and a curated selection of old-fashioned Portuguese brands, plus there are a couple of tables outside.
The town's newest attraction is this small five-room museum devoted to chocolate. It's fun and interactive, treating you to tidbits of facts and curiosities, but it's also often packed with school groups. There's a free audioguide to take you through the exhibits, and you get to put on a white coat and make a bar of chocolate at the end.
O VASCO restaurant positioned in a rustic house, with a single room, that excels by the beauty of the decoration. A quiet place where recipes of traditional Portuguese cuisine are proposed. Traditional Portuguese cuisine is among the most underrated and delicious in the world.