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Sagres, Portugal | Fishing near Sagres Point

A Quick Ride to the End of the World

Sagres, Portugal—Awesome, breathtaking, beautiful. Some of the more common words that come to mind upon reaching such an uncommon site. Once home to Prince Henry, the Navigator, Sagres is set on continental Europe’s most southwestern point. With Sagres Point jettisoning out through the Atlantic as if reaching toward some far-out object of desire, Sagres was, […]

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More Than Just Port on the Douro

Sabrosa, Portugal—Outside a of couple of neighborhoods in Lisbon, driving in Portugal is relatively safe and easy. The highways are good—and relatively empty—the city streets are manageable and the road signs are universal. But, it’s the 90-minute drive from Porto along the IP4/A4, up the Douro River valley into the district of  Vila Real—whose winding roads, breathtaking […]

Porto, Portugal | Palácio do Freixe

A Night in Porto

Porto, Portugal—Porto, is Portugal’s “second city”. There’s a similar dynamic in Portugal with Porto and Lisbon that you see in Italy with Milan and Rome. The northern city being perhaps the more industrious, and the southern city being the center of attention, tourism and political power. On the way to a weekend getaway on the […]

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Seabra's Marisqueira
Newark NJ | 87 Madison Street
Overall
It's crowded and lively because the food is great and the diners there know it. My favorite seafood spot in the NY/NJ area
Food
Ocean big - big menu with big dishes that easily feed two people. Fresh is the word, with a variety of traditional and authentic preparations
Service
They're busy, so you need to be a little aggressive and get their attention
Vibe
Casual, lively (and insanley noisy) family restaurant, with every one packed together with feasting on seafood
Prices
Moderate $$$
Hours
Sun-Sat; Lunch, Dinner and Late Night
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Faial
Smithfield RI | 970 Douglas Pike
Overall
A little out of the way for most, but defintely worth the trip for great food in an inviting environment FOOD: Plenty to choose from on the menu, American and Portuguese. My meal was flavorful, hearty and glady a little different from the norm
Food
lenty to choose from on the menu, American and Portuguese. My meal was flavorful, hearty and glady a little different from the norm
Service
Super friendly, very attentive and helpful
Vibe
Very comfortable, not too casual, family friendly, bar is "women friendly" if I may say that
Prices
Moderate $$$
Hours
Sun: 12–9, Mon-Tues: 3-9, Wed-Thurs: 11:30-9, Fri: 11:30-10, Sat: 12-9
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Madeira
East Providence RI | 288 Warren Avenue
Overall
Consistently good. You can eat at the clean and comfortable bar and watch a game, or at a table in the spacous dining room
Food
Great steaks, great specials. The octopus is very good, too
Service
Professional, courteous and attentive staff. Superp attendance during larger parties
Vibe
It's a popular place. It's usually busy, but I've rarely had to wait for a table. Lot's a couples and groups. Great spot in the summer. Family friendly
Prices
Moderate $$$
Hours
-
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Douro
Greenwich CT | 28 West Putnam Avenue
Overall
Delicious and interesting Portuguese food in a pleasant and contemporary setting
Food
Nice variety on a menu of fun and flavorful dishes that fuses traditional Portuguese food with contemporary American style
Service
Polite, professional and subdued service. No "flair" necessary
Vibe
Chic, but comfortable interior, tastefully decorated with plenty of sun coming in to lighten up the darkly appointed room
Prices
Moderate-High $$$$
Hours
Lunch: Sun-Sat 11:30am-4pm; Tapas: Mon-Fri 4pm-6pm; Dinner: Mon-Thurs: 4pm-10pm, Fri-Sat: 4pm-11pm, Sun 4pm-9pm
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