“Sai Cão” literally means “go away dog”. The impressive name of this place comes from unknown origins, but I always think that the owners have such a big clientele that they almost have to kick them away like dogs… Well, this is just my humor talking; don’t worry, the reality is quite the opposite!
Recommended by a close friend, what really called my attention was the daily menu (lunch and dinner) for € 5 including bread, soup, main dish and a small bottle of wine. Enticing isn’t it? The truth is that it gets even more interesting when you go there and try their specialty which is the “posta à Mirandesa” (big steak with fried potatoes, rice and salad) included on the menu. That is, in my opinion, simply the best quality/price steak in town.
Every day you’ll find this restaurant full of young and seniors who come to delight themselves with this amazing piece of cuisine and such a familiar and traditional environment. Don’t expect the cleanest tables or the quickest service, as the owners treat the clients like their own friends or family. It almost seems like you are visiting one of your aunts and she’s decided to cook something for you while saying “sorry for the mess dear, but sit down and I’ll cook something for you”.
If you go to this place and try the “posta”, I’m 100% sure you’ll never forget it, and you’ll have to resist coming back almost every dinner!