Everyone’s got their own favourite version of Porto’s famous multi-layered sandwich, but Santiago’s is the one that unites francesinha lovers everywhere. The restaurant gets its sausage and linguiça from the Salsicharia Leandro at the nearby Bolhão, and the chips are always fried to order. This is one thick wodge of meaty, carby heaven.
Porto loves food, from traditional local dishes like the francesinha to cutting-edge cuisine. That’s a decidedly good thing for visitors, but it can make things tough too: of all the city’s many restaurants, where can you find the best francesinha? And what are the other dishes in town you absolutely have to try? We’ve narrowed it down to a mouthwatering top ten: a culinary hit list that’ll make you glad you packed those big trousers. Bom proveito!