Rei dos Leitões, Mealhada
It is not easy to select a restaurant to eat Leitão in Mealhada. One will find so many places to stop that you can easily become in awe and confused. However, one is king. In fact, its name is precisely “O Rei dos Leitões”…
In this family run quintessential establishment you are truly treated like a monarch. The menu features leitão in the traditional style, served with thinly sliced fried potatoes and fresh salad which is seasoned with the best selection of olive oils and vinegars. A huge array of many other traditional Portuguese recipes, finished with a creative twist, can also be an unforgettable gastronomic experience.
As for desserts, authentic is the word that comes to my mind, I know for a fact that those in charge will drive miles in order to get the most genuine traditional cakes and pastries. Simply excellent.