Boticas | Vilar
Casa de Vilar
Casa de Vilar is located in the municipality of Boticas, with an easy access and situated between an oak forest and its own vegetable garden, where Tiago produces most of the vegetables he eats. The House prides itself on having one of the best grills of Barroso and, in the mushroom season, some of the best recipes of the region. At Casa de Vilar you only require a booking if the group is over 10 people and, if the weather is good, be sure to ask to be served in the cool shade of the woods.
Boticas | Beça
Prego - a steak sandwich - is a traditional Portuguese delicacy that couldn´t be simpler: bread and a small steak. However, if you think that all pregos are the same, it's just because you haven't visited Café Martinho in Carreira da Lebre, home of the absolute best Alto Tâmega's pregos. You can have them for breakfast, at lunch, for dinner, or whenever you want to try to discover what makes them so special: is it the regional meat provided by a hand-picked local supplier, the way they are prepared, or Jacinta's well-kept secret recipe? Whether you decide for a single factor or for the sum of them all, you'll come to understand why there are so many stories of satisfied clients that keep coming time and time again. So, if you're in the vicinity of Carreira da Lebre, you know what to do: take a break, enter Café Martinho, ask for a prego, and discover why people say that it's only here that you can eat like this.
Boticas | Vilarinho Seco
Casa do Pedro
In the village of Vilarinho Seco near Boticas you'll find this three century-old family house whose dining room is in a wonderful inner courtyard. Fresh vegetables, bísaro pigs and Barrosãs producers, Pedro and Ana opened this restaurant in the 90's whose highlights were Pedro's carefully dry-cured hams and Ana's alheiras which, in hers as well as in most of her customers opinions, hadn't and still haven't found their match. As traditional cuisine thrives on ancient secrets passed form generation to generation, it's only natural that the couple's sons, Alda and Pedro, are now in charge of this most appreciated Alto Tâmega food temple and inherited the alheiras and other family's secret recipes. Just to play it safe you should try all those delicacies as a sort of appetizer for a taste of the real Barrosão stew. Booking strongly advised.
Boticas | Carvalhelhos
Ti João's Tavern
In this house, a refurbishment of an old wine shop, we are greeted by Ti João´s broad smile, who welcomes us as royalty. Soon after, we are left in the care of Ana, his sister, who cooks with fairy hands a set of recipes that she has been gathering from various sources. Speaking of springs, Ti João´s Tavern is located in Carvalhelhos, where the sanctuary of the famous Water, embedded in a landscape of ancient oaks, is a must. Ask Ana to prepare, in her own special way, some trout from the River Beça, caught just there beside the house. Reservation is compulsory for more than 10 people.
When you walk through a spectacular and refreshing pergola and enter Casa Costa you'll immediately feel at home. It's always been like this and will remain so because that's the way it should be. Since it opened to the public more than 55 years ago, the family revived the tradition of the great Trás-os-Montes cuisine with its trademark simplicity and the professionalism all guests demand. For almost 20 years now, Costa heirs - Ofélia, Taró, and sons - have done everything to honor that tradition.
Chaves | Praia de Vidago
Casa de Souto Velho
Casa do Souto Velho is one of the founding taverns. D. Eufrásia and Sr. Osvaldo work round the clock to produce everything that is served to those who visit them. Every dish has a special flavour, perhaps due to the affection and art with which they are created. The Tavern is part of a private house and has its own room, with a good outdoor space during the summer. If you visit, it is unthinkable not to taste the alheiras of D. Eufrásia.
Adega do Fumeiro
This restaurant is one of the oldest in the town of Montalegre. The room is truly representative of the Barrosã culture, with its dark wood balcony and the typical fumeiro (smokehouse). The venue is open all week long, although a prior booking is recommended. Ask for Sr. Nuno, tell him that you´re coming on our behalf and you'll surely return again.
Montalegre | Padornelos
Casa de Padornelos
Casa de Padornelos, one of the first taverns in Alto Tâmega, sums up well its essence. It is located in the municipality of Montalegre, in Padornelos, two steps away from one of the highest mountains in the country, the Serra do Larouco. Sr. Ricardo is the Master of the Hams and those who taste them never forget them. D. Aldina is the queen of the kitchen and out of her hands comes one of Barroso's most coveted and authentic stews, truly unmissable. As it is a private house, the reservation must be made one week in advance and for at least 10 people.
Montalegre | Parada do Outeiro
Ti'Ana da Eira
This little treasure trove is at the end of the road that connects Montalegre to Parada do Outeiro. The dishes, prepared from regional products and even from the village itself, can only be compared to the breathtaking panorama over the Paradela reservoir and the Peneda-Gerês National Park. Stay in the hands of Bruno, Marisa and Lúcia and you will find out that you are in excellent company.
en - Montalegre | Restaurante
Taverna do Mercado
A venue in Montalegre, whose delicacies are the snacks prepared by João Ferreira, inspired by the culinary genius of renowned grandmother Chiquinha, the matriarch of the family. Don't forget to order a "cibinho" accompanied by a glass of good wine, you won't regret it. Booking advised.
Valpaços | Canaveses
Casa da Amoreira
In Canavezes, Valpaços, overlooking the stream, is the Casa da Amoreira, so called because originally there was a giant mulberry tree (Amoreira) on the site. Behind some green doors one discovers an idyllic patio, decorated and pampered by the hostess, D. Almerinda Valpaços. After that one enters a private house and, therefore, it is necessary to book in advance, since the house exclusively opens for a minimum of 10 people. After booking, ask D. Almerinda to make a ball, as only she knows.
Vila Pouca de Aguiar | Tresminas
Casa do Ti Chico, is in Tresminas, Vila Pouca de Aguiar. A quaint and picturesque village, crossed by a stream and surrounded by forests, where bees make the well-known honey of the region. Dona Lurdes is in charge of the kitchen, she possesses the secret for creating real delicacies straight from its oven, be it balls between log fires or lamb and kid roasts. In their season, try the wild mushrooms, duly approved by experts. In any case, do not forget that you must book 48 hours in advance and for a minimum number of 10 people. You can also visit the three gold mines, which were explored by the Romans during the occupation of Iberian Peninsula.
Vila Pouca de Aguiar | Telões
Casa de Telões
A private house with a room prepared for meals, with the use of own homemade products and personal recipes, seasonally based.
Vila Pouca de Aguiar | Vreia de Jales
Forno de Jales
The Fernandes Family opens its room to very special meals, exclusively for a minimum of 12 people. From the moment of your arrival, you embark on a journey through the unique flavours that this family delicately prepares for you, with their art and passion for good hospitality.
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