Caldeireiros – Portuguese Tapas

After killing our feet climbing the hilly and winding streets of Porto’s neighbourhood, we stumbled upon this small, quaint restaurant in the wall.

Most of us started with their soup of the day, it was a light, salty vegetable soup.

I liked all the tapas we ordered. The grilled prawns in garlic and wine sauce were delicious, octopus with green sauce was tender and fresh, fried pork bits were tasty. I was too full to try the lamb sandwich with cheese.

The star of our dinner was francesinha, which was a typical Porto sandwich filled with steak or sausage or ham (or all of them?) covered with melted cheese and tomato sauce. Some version may be topped with an egg. Our server said fries go very well with the sauce, so we got ourselves a plate of thin fries. The francesinha was on the heavier and salty side for me, but definitely loved the fries dipped in the sauce.

Overall, a quiet and classy dinner experience for all of us with friendly service.

Verdict: Nice ambiance paired with appetizing tapas, would return.

Rua dos Caldeireiros 139, Porto

Sopa do Dia – 1.50 euro
Francesinha – 10 euro
Gambas ao alho e vinho (prawn) – 8 euro
Legumes – 3 euro
Polvo com molho verde (octopus) – 6.50 euro
Prego do lombo com quiejo (lamb) – 4.50 euro
Rojoes em prato (fried pork) – 4 euro

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