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Cuisine of Leiria for gourmets. Places for dinner - best restaurants

leiria In Leiria restaurants, travelers will be offered a variety of fish, meat and vegetable dishes, as well as sweets popular in the region. Even though the city is far from the coast, here they prepare many interesting dishes of fish and other seafood. Some restaurants specialize exclusively in fish, and here you can try grilled trout or enjoy original eel specialties. Cod dishes, which are hidden under the general name "bacalhau", are very common in local restaurants. Chefs know thousands of recipes for preparing this type of fish, and no festive table can do without such dishes.
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The choice of meat dishes is no less diverse. The most luxurious treat of this kind is suckling pig. In the vicinity of the city, there are many good farms from which high-quality meat is delivered to local restaurants. Pork and veal dishes are widely spread, goat dishes are considered the most interesting regional specialty.
This type of meat is considered quite tough, but local chefs have reached incredible heights in its preparation. Young goat meat is be baked in the oven, and one more common cooking method is stewing in wine. To prepare such dishes, they use certain types of wine, which help make the meat as tender as possible and saturate it with special flavors. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Local farms produce not only high-quality meat but also excellent dairy products. Here you can try dozens of cheeses from goat and cow milk, the richest selection of cheese is presented in local food markets. In addition to restaurants, the city has wonderful cafes and bakeries where you can try the best desserts. They also serve various types of biscuits, and "pão-de-ló" is considered the most delicious and unique one. Fans of more complex desserts will have the opportunity to try wonderful pastries and cakes, not to mention interesting desserts from eggs. The latter will especially appeal to those who prefer healthy low-calorie sweets.
Miniférias One of the city's most upscale restaurants is Casinha Velha. Its extensive menu offers popular Portuguese, Mediterranean, and classic European dishes, which are all prepared according to unique signature recipes. This restaurant even bakes its own bread. Its guests will have the opportunity to try the best meat delicacies, seafood dishes and incredible desserts with artistic decoration.
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Cervejaria Joao Gordo Restaurant presents a wide variety of meat and fish dishes. Most recipes used by cooks are as simple as possible. Seafood fans will have a chance to try fish cooked over an open fire. Here they also serve fantastic meat stews. In addition to all the dishes, guests are offered rich vegetable garnishes so this restaurant can be a good place for vegetarians as well.
Miniférias A very beautiful historic villa houses the Mediterranean restaurant Casa Da Nora. In the course of the old building's reconstruction, it was possible to preserve many elements of its original decoration, so a very romantic atmosphere reigns in the restaurant hall. Wonderful seafood dishes and vegetable salads, refreshing cocktails and the best wines brought from various regions of Portugal are always offered here to dear guests. Despite its originality, the romantic restaurant has a very affordable price level.
The most interesting place to taste the best meat delicacies is Puttanesca Restaurant. Dozens of types of meat dishes are prepared here from the products delivered from regional farms only. Visitors can also try the best varieties of jamon, sausages and other meat delicacies that are brought here from many Portuguese regions. The famous Portuguese wines would be the best complement to such meat delights.
Miniférias Continue tasting farm products in the cozy restaurant Matilde Noca that features a wonderful homely atmosphere. It offers visitors a variety of cheeses and cold meats, as well as common Portuguese and Mediterranean dishes. They also arrange wine tastings, experienced sommeliers will help you choose worthy treats to pair with all sorts of drinks. The cozy restaurant is also suitable for a family dinner, most of its dishes have a very affordable price level. In Leiria, all gourmets can choose a good restaurant to their liking.
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♥   Restaurant 'Pontuel' Leiria. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Casinha Velha' Marrazes. Type - Home cooking. 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'O Casarão' Leiria. Type - Traditional cuisine. 4.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Paços da Rainha' Monte Real. Type - International. 12.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'O Convite' Fátima. Type - Traditional cuisine. 16.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Tia Alice' Fátima. Type - Traditional cuisine. 19.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Taberna d’Adélia' Nazaré. Type - Seafood. 28.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cuisine and restaurants in the neighbours of Leiria

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