Gastronomy: Discover the best Portuguese dishes in Porto

8 de November, 2023

Porto, a city located in northern Portugal, is not only known for its stunning history and architecture but also for its delectable culinary scene and fresh and local ingredients. If you are a food lover and love to enrich your 5 senses with the greatest experiences, you are in for a treat during your visit to Porto and the northern surrounding region.

From mouthwatering traditional dishes to iconic pastries, there is something to satisfy every palate. In this blog post, we will explore the gastronomy in Porto and northern Portugal, highlighting the five best Portuguese delicacies that you must try while in the area for the most exquisite and traditional flavors. Whether you are staying at the best guesthouses and best hotels in Porto, as we at Olivia Singular Houses have to offer, you are about to take an unforgettable journey.

If you are ready to embark on a culinary adventure and discover the true essence of Porto through its food, read on.

Explore the Gastronomy in Porto: Discover the Best Portuguese Dishes

From the famous fish and seafood to mouthwatering beef and steaks, there is something for everyone in Porto.


In Portugal you will have one of the best experiences eating seafood. In this country with pleasant temperatures all year round, any time is the right time to enjoy the freshest and most local seafood. In the district of Porto you can find some of the best seafood restaurants in the country. From oysters, lobsters, langoustines, mussels, barnacles, clams, and prawns, let yourself be carried away by the flavors of the sea.

Game meat

In the North of Portugal, game meats such as pork, veal and goat are gastronomic treasures. These meats reflect the region’s rich gastronomic traditions, offering a diverse range of flavors and textures. Northerners enjoy pork, which is succulent and versatile, in a variety of dishes. Veal’s tenderness elevates gourmet experiences, while kid meat adds a unique and tender dimension to local cuisine. These meets make exquisite smoked sausages one of the most traditional foods in our country and that are part of dishes as ‘Tripas à Moda do Porto’, or ‘Francesinha’ sandwish.


Gomes de Sá style, with cream or in the oven. No visit is complete without sampling the traditional Portuguese codfish dishes. ‘Bacalhau à Brás’ is a flavorful combination of shredded codfish, onions, and thinly sliced potatoes, and the most harmonious national olive oil. Bacalhau com Broa is a delicious cod dish with a crunchy cornbread crust on top. You will find innumerous dishes around codfish.

Pastel de Nata and other traditional sweets

Don’t forget to try the iconic “Pastel de Nata”, a custard tart filled with cream. Portugal boasts a wide variety of sweet treats. From flaky, caramelized options to almond-infused frangipane tarts, these pastries highlight a rich blend of flavors and centuries-old baking traditions.

Indulge in Authentic Portuguese Flavors curated by Olivia Singular Houses

Olivia Singular Houses provides you with the information for exceptional dining experience with our curated suggestions and partnerships for authentic Portuguese flavors. Immerse yourself in the rich and diverse culinary heritage of Porto with the most exquisite seafood, traditional dishes, and flavors. Enjoy a gastronomic journey like no other, with each dish handpicked to display the best and highest standards of Portuguese cuisine.

Uncover the Charm of Porto: Stay at the Best Guesthouses and the best hotels

For a more intimate and cozy experience, consider staying at one of Porto’s best guesthouses and hotels: Olivia Singular Houses. From charming boutique guesthouses, as Marquês Garden House by Olivia and the 1872 River House by Olivia to classy designer hotels, as is the well know Exmo. Hotel by Olivia, Olivia Singular Houses has a luxury and intimate stay for everybody.

Discover the hidden gems of Porto while enjoying the personalized service and unique ambiance of Olivia Singular Houses. Experience the warmth and hospitality of the locals at these charming accommodations to get to know the Portuguese and Porto’s culture, through our curation.

Exploring the gastronomy in Porto and Northern Portugal is a must-do for any food lover. At Olivia Singular Houses we will provide you with curated suggestions to ensure an exceptional dining experience that showcases the best of Portuguese cuisine.

Do not forget to uncover the charm of Porto by staying at the best guesthouses and hotels, such as Olivia Singular Houses, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture and hospitality. Come and meet us and create unforgettable culinary memories!

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