Penafiel Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Penafiel

October 9, 2017 Venice Greaves

Penafiel (Portuguese pronunciation: [pɨnɐfiˈɛɫ] or [ˌpenɐfiˈɛɫ]) is a municipality and former bishopric (now a Latin Catholic titular see) in the northern Portuguese district of Porto. Capital of the Tâmega Subregion, the population was 72,265 in 2011, in an area of 212.24 square kilometres (81.95 sq mi).
Things to do in Penafiel

1. Restaurante O Sapo

Rua da Estrada | Penafiel, Penafiel 4560-173, Portugal Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 255 752 326
Excellent
42%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 315 reviews

Restaurante O Sapo

Reviewed By Michael K - New York City, New York

If you are looking for a restaurant to take your girlfriend/fiancé/wife, this is not the place for you. This restaurant is perfect for a guys night out--the food is typical Portuguese and very VERY heavy. The food keeps coming from appetizers to dessert along with the wine. Going here with a group of Portuguese men as an American made the experience even more amazing. I would definitely suggest this place if you are around the area. Service was good, not amazing but very friendly.

2. Cozinha da Terra

Lugar da Herdade, 8, Paredes 4580-582, Portugal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 255 780 900
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 265 reviews

Cozinha da Terra

Cozinha da Terra is a family restaurant inside Casa de Louredo that through the 15 years of its life received many gastronomic awards given by the experts of several opinion leaders.Cozinha da Terra wishes that the best prize continues to be the enourmous pleasure of those who come to our dinning room and eat a great meal!At Cozinha da Terra we cook portuguese traditional fantastic food of the old farmer families, but treated with modern methods – healthier and very flavoured And to complete the scenery Cozinha da Terra opens its doors wih a kind of hospitality that makes you feel at home!

Reviewed By Craig P - Oxford, United Kingdom

We stopped in on the road from Pinhao to porto for a late lunch. The food was fantastic, made fresh and really tasty. Great prices and range of food. We speak no Portuguese but found it no problem even in this remote place. Well worth a visit for a meal.

3. Bons Habitos

Rua Doutor Antonio Ferreira Gomes, Penafiel 4560-568, Portugal European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 913 730 321
Excellent
26%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 68 reviews

Bons Habitos

Reviewed By RGSPINTO - London, United Kingdom

I would like to thank you, for so many good services that this restaurant has provided to me. The food is near the perfection, the starters are awesome and the staff is really good, specially Mario. Keep up the good work.

4. Restaurante Casa Ramirinho

Pieres Marecos | Marecos, Penafiel 4560-222, Portugal Wheelchair Accessible European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 255 725 314
Excellent
32%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
8%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 124 reviews

Restaurante Casa Ramirinho

Reviewed By Carla A - Greater London, United Kingdom

I loved eating outdoors alongside my family and my dog. The food was delicious and I hope to go there again this year. (seems like a tradition to go there every year,haha)

5. Casa Dos Presuntos

Ave. S. Miguel, Penafiel 4575-367, Portugal Wheelchair Accessible European, Portuguese Lunch +351 255 612 479
Excellent
82%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Casa Dos Presuntos

Reviewed By Norbert D

A very nice informal restaurant. The waiter doesn't speak English but just let him decide what to eat. You will get the finest local dishes (kind of tapas ).

6. O Moinho do Moleiro

Paco de Sousa, Penafiel 4560-366, Portugal Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +351 255 752 131
Excellent
44%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 130 reviews

O Moinho do Moleiro

Reviewed By Danielle P - Prague, Czech Republic

Unassuming place - in a family house / garden. Everything served here is homemade, fresh and local. Do not forget to taste also their "de la casa" wine.
Restaurant with stone tables is situated in the garden with a stream and a mill, where they sow the flour and bake their own bread. You will meet here mainly the local, so do not hesitate to soak up authentic atmosphere and enjoy their fresh foods.

7. Esquilo Restaurante

Rua de Elisio Meireles Ferreira de Sousa, Penafiel 4560-538, Portugal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$94 - HK$385 +351 255 724 168
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 143 reviews

Esquilo Restaurante

Flavors of traditional root, which evidenced through techniques of modern cuisine, taking forms of spheres and tears. Portuguese cuisine with certainty, and contemporary fusion twist. We hope to serve you.

Reviewed By Binks0045 - Bournemouth, United Kingdom

This is a great place for that really special meal. Very friendly and helpful staff, nice ambience and a menu which was amazing in its variety of choices. The food was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. The puddings were amazing as well. Book this for that special occassion

8. Restaurante O Engaco

Av. Recenzinhos 3011 CASTELoES 4560-056 Penafiel | Rotunda Casais Novos, Penafiel, Portugal Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner +351 255 724 209
Excellent
56%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 119 reviews

Restaurante O Engaco

Reviewed By W-Man77 - Guildford, United Kingdom

Before I go any further I'm going to have another winge about TripAdvisor's 5-point rating system. It's just too crude. So, as per my title, this place deserves better than 4/5 but I will only give 5/5 for somewhere really excellent/exceptional. Rant over!
We were recommended O Engarco by our guide at Quinta da Aveleda who also kindly 'phoned ahead and booked a table for the 8 of us.
Our waiter was excellent - suggesting a variety of petiscos which we followed with a shared steak platter. He also chose wines to go with the dishes and chatted about both. We enjoyed that lunch so much we immediately booked for dinner the next day (the last of out stay in Portugal). That followed a similar pattern - petiscos (mostly different to those we had on our first visit) this time followed by fresh sea bass served at the table.
Verdict - very, very nearly full marks - well worth a visit if you're in the Penafiel area.

9. Restaurante Rocha

Rua Central de Ribacais 629, Penafiel 4560-027, Portugal Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +351 255 942 455
Excellent
78%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 135 reviews

Restaurante Rocha

Reviewed By John T

We visited Restaurante Rocha at the advice of a friend and Reading the reviews, and then went again later in the week. It is quite large and spacious (is stretches far beyond the entrance room with the counter). There is a decent car park at the side of the building.
The food consist of a variety of regional and national Portuguese dishes. We tried the baked cod, the pork cheek, roast pork, and beef. All were well-cooked and tasty, as were the cold starters. There is a short but value for money wine list, mostly with local wines
Regarding the service, although we arrived very early, spoke virtually no Portuguese and had two small children in tow, we were given a wonderful welcome, with no effort spared to make our meals as pleasant as possible.
Value for money is outstanding by English standards. For dinner for 2 plus 2 children, with adults getting three courses plus wine we spent around EUR40.

10. Wine Bar Casa Da Viuva

Rua de Quintandona, Penafiel 4560-195, Portugal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$243 - HK$337 +351 912 245 910
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 267 reviews

Wine Bar Casa Da Viuva

Reviewed By HoboDiner - Ridgewood, New Jersey

We ate at the Wine Bar twice during the northern leg of our Portugal trip and had two fantastic meals. Set in a small preserved village, the restaurant is nestled into a storybook setting of winding stone roads and mountain views. While the ambiance is quaint and rustic, the food is refreshingly innovative and offers up some delicious twists on many traditional Portuguese dishes. We ate there with a large group which is the perfect way to sample all the small plates on the menu. Particular group favorites included the bread with chunks of chorizo, quail eggs in little edible nests, stuffed peppers and the amazing octopus salad. While the restaurant is pitched as a wine bar with tapas, the portions are substantial, so we dialed back our second night to lighter dishes which were the ones that really shone. The food was complemented by great service during both of our visits which we all immensely enjoyed. This should be a must stop if you are staying in the Penafiel area - we highly recommend!

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