Where to Eat in Viana do Castelo: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 20, 2017 Lean Nau

A self-guided walking tour is the best way to appreciate the stunning architecture of Viana do Castelo. The buildings date from several different centuries so styles vary: highlights include the early 20th-century Basilica of Santa Luzia; the 16th-century fountain and former city hall building at the Praça da República; the gothic Cathedral on the Largo da Matriz; and the Monument to Caramuru and Paraguaçu, built just a few years ago in 2009.
Things to do in Viana do Castelo

1. Restaurant O Pescador

Largo de Sao Domingos, Viana do Castelo 4900-330, Portugal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups Lunch, Dinner HK$86 - HK$259 +351 258 826 039
Excellent
45%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 349 reviews

Restaurant O Pescador

O Pescador Restaurant is located in the historical center of Viana do Castelo ... Visit the city and delight in here ... Be amazed by the delicious monkfish rice, succulent seafood feijoada and various grilled fish. Awaken your senses with cod dishes. At the end enjoy our traditional desserts ...

Reviewed By trooper92 - St. Gallen

We can particularly recommend the seafood plate (for two) with rice and grilled sardinhas. Although the restaurant is mostly frequented by locals, they have English menu and communcation is no problem. Nice walk to the restaurant from the new center along the old main street.

2. Restaurante Camelo

Rua de Santa Marta 119 | Estrada Nacional 202, Viana do Castelo 4925-104, Portugal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +351 258 839 090
Excellent
50%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 503 reviews

Restaurante Camelo

Reviewed By JOSPIR89 - Porto, Portugal

Huge space with a labyrinthic layout. There were a crowd waiting for a table, and a enormous amount of people already eating. We made a reservation by phone, but it was not very useful, because Mr. Camelo only take note of Reservations and names when one arrived, and he seems to run the caos on a efficient way. Everyone got a table in one of the rooms or balconies available. 15 minutes after our arrival we were seated on a table. Waiters were diligent, and don't even try to count them. They are everywhere, dozens of them. We tasted "Rojões à moda do Minho" which is pork meat with liver and other parts of the pork, all fried with potatoes, and "Pernil de Anho" the leg of lamb in the oven. The "Rojões" were good without dazzle, but the rice made in the oven that goes with it was awsome. The leg of lamb was stunning. It is a pity that it is only on menu on the second Sunday of each month. As a desert we tasted " Pudim Abade de Priscos". It was divine. Despite the number of people to be served at " O Camelo" the quality is not sacrificed.They have a small parking , but it's easy to find a place to park outside.

3. Casa de Pasto Maria de Perre

Rua de Viana 118, Viana do Castelo 4900-549, Portugal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +351 258 822 410
Excellent
34%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 410 reviews

Casa de Pasto Maria de Perre

Reviewed By Pierre G - Queretaro City, Mexico

Went their for dinner while walking the camino Portuguese after checking TA reviews. A decent place serving traditional Portuguese food but nothing to write home about. Some of their starters pates were straight out of a can. Both the bacalhau and the cabrito were average comparing to other places. Desserts were nothing special either. Would choose a different restaurant in VdC in the future.

4. O Laranjeira

Rua Manuel Espregueira 24, Viana do Castelo 4900-318, Portugal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$141 - HK$243 +351 966 717 122
Excellent
51%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 216 reviews

O Laranjeira

Reviewed By PathManSlough - Slough, United Kingdom

We ate here almost two weeks ago while staying in Viana do Castello overnight on the Camino Portugues.
We had walked around the town centre looking for somewhere we might have a full meal (instead of tapas/cafe), and found this just around the corner from our hotel.
We entered and soon ordered. I went for the Octopus (Pulpo) with boiled potatoes (skin on), cavolo nero, carrot & onion alls erved in a tureen with a sauce of olive oil & butter. Simple but delicious!
My companions enjoyed veal, ham, egg & chips (2 persons ate this) and the Turkey pasta dish. All gave good reports.
We enjoyed a good bottle of Douro wine with the meal. I can't recall the exact cost but we thought the meal was relatively inexpensive with good service in pleasant surroundings.

5. Tasquinha da Linda

Doca das Mares A-10, Viana do Castelo 4900-370, Portugal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Seafood, European, Portuguese, Soups, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +351 258 847 900
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 861 reviews

Tasquinha da Linda

In an old warehouse of the tidal dock of Viana do Castelo, they send fresh fish and seafood. More than a restaurant, Tasquinha da Linda is a place of petisqueira vocation.

Reviewed By BrightonShredhead - Brighton

Like many, we turned up on spec but couldn't get in, so reserved. We went twice, it was so good. (Another fish restaurant nearby would make a living by catering for 'rejects'). Superbly cooked seafood (fish, shellfish) presented by friendly staff. Very good selection of wines as well.
We noticed that if you wanted to eat later (9.30ish), you could wait at adjacent Terrace for a table to become free.

6. Restaurante O Vasco

Rua Grande 21, Viana do Castelo 4900-542, Portugal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner HK$102 - HK$204 +351 258 824 665
Excellent
59%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 190 reviews

Restaurante O Vasco

Reviewed By PortugalForGolf - Edinburgh

This isn't a big restaurant, but it's attractive interior made it look appealing.
I'm glad that we did because we were very well looked after by the owner, who was friendly and informative. Not a long menu, but it featured several of the best Minho options for which the area is renowned.
Our couvert options were accompanied by the best black olive I've ever tasted, and very reasonably priced wines.
Starters were good, and our pork and cod main dishes were very good - and very generous portions.
Try it - you won't be disappointed.

7. O Tabernao

Largo Infante Dom Henrique 42, Viana do Castelo 4900-369, Portugal Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$118 - HK$165 +351 258 832 463
Excellent
61%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 600 reviews

O Tabernao

Reviewed By JoseSM - Porto

It is not easy to have a good Tapas restaurant just 30 minutes away from Spain. We try as we were looking for something different from the excellent Minho cuisine. We had great Pimentos Padron and the other tapas were juts average. The octopus, the calamari’s , the ham , cheese all OK but nothing really great. Anyway, the owner’s is great guy and the wine even better.

8. O Manel

A2 - a 4 Praca da Liberdade, Viana do Castelo 4900-040, Portugal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 258 845 320
Excellent
52%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 265 reviews

O Manel

Reviewed By RPLM - Vila Praia de Ancora, Portugal

It´s not a luxurious restaurant but the food tastes really good! It remembers me my mum's food because it looks like you're eating in a traditional Portuguese home. Besides it's in a really nice location and they have affordable prices.

9. Confeitaria Natario

Rua Manuel Espregueira 37, Viana do Castelo 4900-318, Portugal Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Cafe, Portuguese Breakfast +351 258 822 376
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 664 reviews

Confeitaria Natario

Reviewed By Nelma G

Great bakery! This is a mandatory spot for one of the most famous cakes in Viana do Castelo:the bolas de Berlim or Portuguese doughnuts! Simply delicious. It's tiny inside and tends to get very busy with slow staff but it's a must visit! If you are around the area do not miss Bolas de Berlim!.

10. Porta 93 Restaurante

Avenida Conde da Carreira 28 | Praça General Barbosa, Viana do Castelo 4900-343, Portugal Reservations European, Portuguese, Contemporary Lunch, Dinner +351 910 776 694
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 123 reviews

Porta 93 Restaurante

Reviewed By joseportela - Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Small and cozy room, on the first floor; very courteous table service and a very good portuguese wine selection

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