COR DE TANGERINA
€ Cor de Tangerina (253 542 009. Largo Martins Sarmento, 1; closed on Sundays from 5 pm) The Paço dos Duques is just around the corner and the Guimarães Castle is in full view. Operates in an old restored house as a cooperative. In addition to the vegetarian restaurant, it also includes a cafeteria and a Fair Trade shop.
€ El Rei (253 419 096. Praça de São Tiago, 20; closed on Sundays). Serves national and international dishes. Specialities include grilled prawns and Bacalhau mistério (a salted codfish dish).
€€ Papaboa (253 415 872. Rua Capitão Alfredo Guimarães, 412) Next to Guimarães Castle, this very comfortable restaurant specialises in "new Portuguese cuisine". Excels in good taste and hospitality.
QUINTA DE CASTELÃES
€€ Quinta de Castelães (253 557 002. Rua do Parque Industrial de Ponte; closed for dinner on Sundays and all day on Mondays). Situated 3 km outside Guimarães in the direction of Braga. From Taipas, turn right at the Parque Industrial crossroads. Serves Minho dishes by candlelight and also has a mini-museum of agricultural implements.
RESTAURANTE CAFÉ CONCERTO VILA FLOR
€€ Restaurante Café Concerto Vila Flor (253 438 159. Avenida D. Afonso Henriques 701) You will find this fantastic “designer” restaurant and bar inside the Vila Flor Cultural Centro, in the perfect setting of the beautiful manor house and romantic gardens.
SOLAR DO ARCO
€€ Solar do Arco (253 513 072. Rua de Santa Maria, 48-50; closed at dinnertime on Sundays). A restaurant in the historic centre of Guimarães with quality service and a varied menu, specialising in traditional Portuguese cuisine.
€ Val Donas (253 511 411. Rua Val de Donas, 4. Restaurant dedicated to traditional cuisine, located in the beautiful old Casa dos Carvalhos. The speciality is Bucho Recheado (a kind of haggis made from pork).