Oporto: Cervejaria Gazela

“Cervejaria Gazela” is a snack-bar/restaurant in Oporto, located in the Batalha Square, near the “Teatro S.João” (Saint João Theatre). It is not far from “Aliados” and the “São Bento” Metro and Train Station. (Google Maps)

It is quite small inside, consisting in a “U”-shaped counter inside of which 2 or 3 friendly and chatty cooks prepare the hotdogs and serve everyone. The food is quite different from everywhere else and the price is predictable in the range of 10 to 15€.

The house’s special are the distinctive hot dogs made with a special spicy sausage and a slim slice of pork within a toasted mini-baguette. If you like spicy food and want it to taste stronger you can ask for some “molho” – sauce – on it.

Special Hot Dogs

There are also other good options like “Prego” which is basically a grilled pork steak that can be served in bread (“prego em pão”) or in a dish surrounded by fries (“prego em prato”). I personally recommend you to ask for the extra cheese, ham and egg that you can have with it as seen in the photos.

This place in one of those “secrets” that inspired me to create this blog, it is a snack-bar I would choose for lunch and a couple of beers if I had some friends visiting me at Oporto and I’ve never seen a tourist inside it! The few that are seen usually walk outside on their explorations without noticing the great food locals are eating inside.

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8 Responses to “Oporto: Cervejaria Gazela”

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  2. Yaya Says:

    Sadly, I didn’t get a samurai version of the photo – the woman had grabbed the knife and put it away before my camera could load!

    By the way, I love your blog. It’s making me hungry.

  3. fly girl Says:

    I don’t eat meat, but this place looks so charming I’m sure i could find something I like to eat. Portugal has been on my trip list for awhile, thanks for showing me an insiders view, which is always the best view.

  4. blackwatertown Says:

    This place sounds perfect.

  5. mary richardson Says:

    i love hidden unknown restaurants and cafes. Isn’t it fun to “try out” new places and find a wonderful secret?

  6. Lynn Says:

    unusual looking hotdogs for those of us in the US. looks delicious though. nice blog, i’ll have to explore a bit. good pics are an added plus!

  7. Tina Says:

    I just felt for taking a plane from the winter in Sweden and come to you. It would be nice to taste the food, and feel the atmosphere in the snack-bar.

  8. Alison Says:

    Oh, this looks delicious!

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