COZINHA DO VALE
€€ Cozinha do Vale (259 979 640. Sardoeira). This restaurant is part of a hotel and offers sophisticated cuisine and a well-stocked cellar.
€ Espadeiro (259 322 302. Avenida Almeida Lucena; closed for dinner on Sundays and all day on Mondays). You will find this welcoming restaurant in the centre of Vila Real, offering excellent traditional Maronesa beef dishes.
MUSEU DOS PRESUNTOS
€€ Museu dos Presuntos (259 326 017. Avenida Cidade de Ourense 43; closed all day on Tuesdays and at lunchtime on Fridays). You are normally only allowed to look at the exhibits in museums, but here they can actually be eaten. However you try it, whether as a starter or as a main course, the important thing is the presunto (smoked ham) itself - and the menu is also full of other delicacies.
TERRA DE MONTANHA
€€ Terra de Montanha (259 372 075. Rua 31 de Janeiro, 18; closed for dinner on Sundays). The two dining rooms are spacious and comfortable and the atmosphere is very pleasant. Some tables are arranged inside huge vats. Serves very good regional dishes.
€ Transmontano (259 323 540. Rua Teixeira de Sousa). A family restaurant whose regional dishes are very popular with locals.