We were told about this restaurant by a Porto native who said that it was a great place to experience traditional Portuguese cuisine.
We almost missed it on our holiday, but when we stumbled across it quite by accident one midday, we made the recommended reservation for dinner that night (and it was necessary)
We ate in the upstairs dining area. The servers were friendly and very patient and accommodating. There were three women cooking away in the lower kitchen and if I understood our waiter correctly, the menu is a guideline and the ladies of the kitchen cook what is fresh and available.
Wait staff spoke good English (or French) and tolerated well my terrible Portuguese. With help from the servers, we started with cocktails accompanied by a nice goat cheese and the traditional, but very good salt cod cakes. A dry Douro Valley Riesling-styled white wine was enjoyed with our dinner of pork and clams with rice for two and we had a very well brewed coffee with creme caramel for dessert.
All of this was incredibly reasonably priced and served in a very friendly and professional fashion, but was not at all rushed. We got the impression that we were welcome to linger at our table for as long as we wished.
I'm glad we found Solar Moinho de Vento. I would recommend searching it out to others.
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