Where to Eat near the Festival

Here are some of our suggestions!

Casa da Música Restaurant

Where •  Casa da Música – Piso 7, Avenida da Boavista, 604-610
Get there •  This is the party venue!
Contacts •  WebsiteFacebook

“Restaurant Casa da Musica proposes a set of menus from a la carte, to the Menu of the Day, and the Gourmet Menu. Chef Artur Gomes provides low cost signature cuisine distinguished by his very individual style, featuring a combination of simplicity and elegance. Offering a contemporary and international cuisine embedded in Portuguese roots, he delivers interesting and original suggestions, using always the most carefully selected ingredients.”

Mercado do Bom Sucesso

Where •  Praça Bom Sucesso
Get there •  Near Casa da Música / Carolina Michaelis metro stops
Contacts •  WebsiteFacebook

44 stalls colored with a wide variety of gastronomic delights from various Portuguese regions and from other parts of the world. Everything from cheese and savory treats or original pastry and handmade chocolate to fresh juices, fine Portuguese wine or gin.

Casa Agrícola

Where •  Rua do Bom Sucesso 241
Get there •  Near Casa da Música / Carolina Michaelis metro stops
Contacts •  WebsiteFacebook

Originally an old rural farm house belonging to a wealthy landlord, this was part of a farm called Nossa Senhora do Bom Sucesso (Our Lady of Good Success). Very charming – the chapel still exists next door! – and great for dinner upstairs in the restaurant dining room or snacks in the bar/café on the ground floor. The restaurant serves a variety of portuguese and international dishes, including options for vegetarians.

Capa Negra II

Where •  Rua Campo Alegre, 191
Get there •  Near Casa da Música / Carolina Michaelis metro stops
Contacts •  WebsiteFacebook

One of the recommended stops for trying out Porto’s infamous “Francesinha”. They claim to have the best one in town! If you’re a meat-eater you must try this Portuguese “croque-monsieur” with Portuguese sausate, ham, cheese and a spicy sauce.

But you can also find all other types of meals – from steak, codfish, seafood or pasta dishes to just light snacks or soup. And a big plus – this restaurant is open until 2:00 AM! (though we’ll assume you’ll still be on the dance floor at that time!)

Shopping Cidade do Porto

Where •  Praça do Bom Sucesso 61
Get there •  Near Casa da Música / Carolina Michaelis metro stops
Contacts •  WebsiteFacebook

Shopping mall with a food court including options such as sandwich shops, McDonald’s, Wok to Walk, salad shops, Pizza Hut, pasta, etc

Essência – Restaurante Vegetariano

Where •  Rua Pedro Hispano, 1196
Get there •  Near Casa da Música metro stop
ContactsFacebook ou Website

An elegant setting for a nice gourment-style dinner. Comfortable with great food – mostly vegetarian with some meat or fish dishes.

Zé Bota

Where •  Travessa do Carmo 16/20
Get there • Near Clérigos – Trindade or Aliados metro stop
Contacts •  Website or Facebook

Very cozy restuarant with great typical Portuguese food. An excellent “hole-in-the-wall” place with amazing food and wine – fresh seafood, meat dishes, etc for very affordable prices. You won’t be disappointed!

Real Hamburgueria Portuguesa

Where • Rua Da Torrinha 134
Get there •  Lapa or Carolina Michaelis metro stops
Contacts •  Website or Facebook

A gourmet burger joint, whose concept is to cook burgers only with typical and traditional Portuguese ingredients. You can “take a trip” around Portugal through your tastebuds, as they offer hamburgers inspired by different regions of Portugal. There’s also a vegetarian option.

Churrasqueira Rotunda da Boavista

Where •  Praca Mouzinho de Albuquerque 153
Get there •  Near Casa da Música / Carolina Michaelis metro stops
ContactsWebsite or 226 063 742

Both dine-in and take-away – as you like! They are known for their barbequed chicken but have other grilled meats (not very good for vegetarians!). Fast service and good prices. It’s not going to wow you, but you will enjoy your meal!

Lupin Restaurante Vegetariano

Where •  Rua Arquitecto Marques Da Silva, 74 R/C
Get there •  Near Casa da Música / Carolina Michaelis metro stops
Contacts •  Facebook or 22 329 0910

Located on the bottom of a 1950s building with nice patio dining. Their concept is gourmet-style cooking at reasonable prices, showing that top cooking can indeed be vegetarian or, indeed, vegan. They also put importantce on using local, seasonal and organic products.

Sabores do Sebouh

Where •  Rua Miguel Bombarda 34
Get there •  Carolina Michaelis metro stop and some walking
ContactsFacebook or 933 446 790

A favourite of the Porto dance community. Great homemade food at very good prices. As this is Mediterranean food, there are many vegetarian dishes. The owner speaks fluent English and creates an informal atmosphere. The best falafel in Portugal! Give it a try!

Aduela Taberna-Bar

Where • Rua das Oliveiras 36
Get there •  Trindade or Aliados metro stops
Contacts •  Trip Advisor or 22 208 4398

A busy neighborhood place with good music. Good for drinks and tapas. Free wifi!


Where •  Rua Mouzinho da Silveira 249
Get there •  São Bento metro stop
Contacts •  Website or Facebook

This is hands down the best vegetarian buffet around. The food is so varied in tastes, colours, textures. Not only do they worry about serving quality food, but also making the presentation look fabulous. Eat until you’re stuffed – with so many options in the buffet, that won’t be hard. A great place for vegans too! Natural juices and a great variety of teas are also on the menu!


Where •  Rua Sa de Noronha 33
Get there •  Trindade or Aliados metro stops
Contacts •   Website or Facebook

A quaint bistro/wine bar. Known for steak dishes and meat/cheese platters.

Black Mamba

Where •  Rua Martires da Liberdade, 130
Get there •  Lapa or Trindade metro stops
ContactsFacebook or 22 326 6620

All vegan burger joint and punk rock record shop. The burgers are definitely worth it. There are also vegan desserts!