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27. April 2012: Restaurant A Tasquinha

| May 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Prat Presunot (EUR 4.50; plate of ham) is a good start into the evening – tasty and aromatic.

The plate of smoked sausages (EUR 2.00; prat chouriço) on the other hand is not so special as the sausages had a bit too much fat for my personal taste.

Then again, the spicy sausages in live coal (EUR 4.00) is quite tasty but has also some bread elements in it which make it very soft and tender. And for a change, it really was quite spicy and tasty.

As a main course we had octopus in live coal (EUR 25.50; polvo brasa) which is intended for two people. The tentacles were quite tasty as they were tender and not chewy at all. The dish was good – the potatoes were not that special though.

The place is pretty nice, it is nicely decorated, quite oldishly, the tables are nice but very small so you do not have much space to sit really but it is still very nice.

The prices are fair too – the dishes themselves plus also other elements like the bread (a basked accounts for EUR 2.00), a piece of butter (EUR 0.50), a beer (EUR 1.60), a bottle of water (EUR 2.20), a coffee (EUR 0.80) and the regional cheese (EUR 1.50; queijo regional). The service is okay, they are friendly and helpful in general but there is definitely room for improvement as they are quite pushy when it comes to the next order or even leaving the table which is not that nice.

The outside of the place is pretty nice too – you can sit down and have a beer and enjoy the sun. Overall, the Restaurant A Tasquinha is a nice place to enjoy traditional Portuguese food in a traditional atmosphere where you find some tourists but also lots of locals.


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Contact Details:

Restaurant A Tasquinha

Rua do Carmo 23

4050-164 Porto (PT)

Tel.: +351 223 322 145

Mobile: +351 91 828 34 61

E-Mail: geral@atasquinha.com

Homepage: http://www.atasquinha.com

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.

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