VIANA DO CASTELO
CASA DE ARMAS
€€€ Casa de Armas (258 824 999. Largo 5 de Outubro, 30; closed on Mondays) This restaurant has an imposing façade and a medieval interior. Serves excellent fish and seafood dishes and the best meats.
COZINHA DAS MALHEIRAS
€€ Cozinha das Malheiras (258 823 680. Rua Gago Coutinho, 19/21; closed on Tuesdays) Situated in the centre of Viana do Castelo, offering efficient service and excellent food. Don’t forget to sample the white Ponte de Lima vinho verde.
€ O Garfo (258 829 415. Largo 5 de Outubro, 38) Offers a good selection of fresh fish. Dine out on the esplanade in summer.
€ O Pescador (258 826 039. Rua Góis Pinto, 111; closed on Mondays) A simple family restaurant serving very good seafood.
TABERNA DO VALENTIM
€€€ Taberna do Valentim (258 827 505. Rua Monsenhor Daniel Machado, 180; closed on Sundays.). An open door signals fresh fish, straight off the boat. Don’t miss the excellent caldeirada (fish casserole). One of the best fish restaurants in the north of Portugal.
€ Viana Mar (258 823 032. Avenida dos Combatentes, 201/203, closed on Sundays.) This was the first restaurant in Viana do Castelo. The décor has a sea theme and there is background music. Try the Antiga Viana salted codfish.