Entering a “Tasco”, or tavern, is just like walking into the quintessential Portuguese home; the air is filled with the smell of a hearty stew and cooking oil sizzling in a frying pan, ready for making more of the finest culinary delicacies. Everyone is welcome, and though you may walk in as a customer, you will most certainly leave as a friend!
The décor is traditionally Portuguese, with long wooden tables and benches surrounded by photos of the local club or the city adorning the walls. The wine is served in mugs, sometimes fresh from the barrel!
The menu differs depending on what is available at the market and, of course, what the chef wants to cook! Most of the products used are sourced locally, ensuring that what you eat is fresh and very tasty.
Some of the “Tascos” are like time capsules - while life outside has evolved, inside, they have remained the same for twenty years.
Almost a second home to regular customers, the “Tascos” are where many start or end their day, discuss life, politics, philosophy, football... or simply observe the wave of people hurrying to work or heading home.
The “Tascos Gourmet”, similar to a gastropub, are a modern take on the older “Tascos”, where a traditional menu – including fresh products such as Portuguese sausages, cheese and traditional bread – is served in a more contemporary environment. They are a great place to go and catch up with friends or recharge your batteries after a hard day’s work.
The traditional “Tascos” (which continue to survive but are growing less and less common) as well as the more modern “Tascas gourmet” must be a part of your travel itinerary!
Take a trip back in time… or to the present day! Or both! The choice is yours.
Follow our suggestions and try the best of what the region’s gastronomy has to offer!
- A Badalhoca
- Adega Alfredo
- Adega do Quim
- Adega Rio Douro “Casa Piedade”
- Casa das Iscas
- Casa Guedes
- Casa Louro
- Escondidinho do Barredo
- Fundinense Casa Leandro
- O Buraquinho
- Aurora - Vinhos e Petiscos
- Casa de Santo António
- Casa de Santo António Baixa
- Museu d’Avó
- Taberna do Largo
- Tasca do Bairro
- Trinkas Petisqueira Lounge
- Vira Lata Petiscos do Mundo
In some of these spots, some days of the week you will be able to enjoy your food to the sound of fado!
Planeie a sua viagem
Dotada de uma rede de acessibilidades em franca expansão é possível chegar facilmente à cidade de avião, autocarro, automóvel, barco, comboio ou metro.
O Porto é um dos destinos turísticos mais antigos da Europa e a riqueza do seu património artístico, o Vinho do Porto, os vastos espaços dedicados ao lazer e a sua vida cultural são apenas alguns dos motivos que convidam a visitar a cidade.
Aqui encontra alguns dados essenciais sobre o Porto, bem como a referência a vários serviços públicos e privados disponíveis.
É fácil deslocar-se nos limites da cidade com recurso aos transportes públicos ou em viatura própria ou alugada.
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