“Casa Costa” Costa’s House is a restaurant that has been open for more than 100 years, and over 3 generations it has always been kept within the same family. It’s a humble place with only 4-5 tables, but the food is prepared in a home-made fashion and you can taste the 31 years of experience that “Dona. Elvira Teixeira” has in cooking for her family and customers.
There is always 1-2 main courses a day and the specialities include “Cozido a Portuguesa” boiled selection of pork cuts and vegetables, “Rojões à Moda do Minho” pork chunks served with boiled blood, tripe and pickles, “Tripas” a tripe bean stew, “Pá Assada” roasted pork shin and “Cabrito” roasted kid with a paprika sauce. These are the main meal options, they also have snacks; like “moelas” chicken gizzards served in a spiced tomato sauce, “Bucho” pig stomach served in a cumin broth, “codorniz” roasted quail and “orelheira fumada” smoked pig ear served with onion parsley and olive oil. Desserts vary from day to day, but you will always find seasonal fruit and “Romeu & Julieta” literally translated Romeo & Juliet, cheese with marmalade.
With the soup, main meal, glass of wine, dessert and coffee you pay 5 euros, which is extremely affordable. I would say it is a small price to pay for having a grandmother cooking for you, the space looks like you are sitting inside her house, because it actually is, as she lives upstairs.
Address: Rua de Tras, 224, 4050-614 Porto
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00 closed Sundays