We arrived almost by accident at this little restaurant, as there are so many in the area. From the beginning the service was great and Thiago made us feel very welcome. We ate on the terrace which Thiago recommended and we would do the same. You have to try the Portuguese Serra da estrela cheese. We also had small sardines which were delicious. The "vinho verde" (recommended by Thiago) was cheap and delicious. Then we had flounder and octopus rice with breaded octopus steaks. For dessert, we tried the carrot cake with chocolate spectacular! We tried the house licor and the barman told us the history of the bar. It is a market area and the bar is old fashioned, but it still does not stop professionals from visiting. It is a success and highly recommended.
Matosinhos is the third most important fishing port of Portugal and is located just 8 kilometers from Porto. Porto is a touristic city so there are good restaurants, but they are pretty expensive. The fish come from Matosinhos, so one day we made the choice to try a restaurant closer to the city and the food was so good for a lesser price that we decided to keep going back there every day. Marisqueria Majara is one of the most popular restaurants and it has been around for more than 40 years. It is not easy to park around here, keep in mind. It's a great place, the place and the quality of products is excellent and every day there a 15 € menu for dinner for two. We went on a Monday and there was no menu a spring, or a great hake baked with vegetables that even my daughter licked his fingers. But every day there are three different dishes to choose from within the menu, combine meat or fish, so if you do not like one thing pudes order another. Sundays are usually roasted kid, have an extensive menu, which of course is the protagonist stellar seafood mixed bonkers, price for two people € 80, but with a two-you have 4 or 5 because for those already Portugal ye visited before, you know that the portions are usually twice that of Spain.
The restaurant was recommended to us by a friend. It was fantastic with phenomenal service and good atmosphere. Just out front there is a parking lot where you can leave your car. This is an area with many seafood restaurants, but for us this was the best.