Category: Food

Portuguese wine

Portugal is now an internationally recognized centre of vinicultural excellence, and the output from some of its regions – notably Alentejo, Bairrada, Dão, Estremadura, Ribatejo and the Douro
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Pastries, cakes and sweets

Pastries (pastéis), buns (bolinhos), rolls (tortas), tarts (tartes) and cakes (bolos) are serious business in Portugal, at their best in confeitarias and casas de chá (tearooms), though you’ll
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Fish and seafood

On the coast, seafood is pre-eminent: crabs, prawns, crayfish, cuttlefish, squid, clams and huge barnacles are all fabulous (most of it from the Algarve), while fish on offer usually
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Eating out is rarely expensive

Eating out is rarely expensive and many Portuguese enjoy daily lunches and weekend family evening meals at a restaurant. Standards are fairly uniform and price differentials usually depend
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