Casa Guedes is a snack bar famous among Portuenses as they serve the best pork sandwiches there can be. Don’t expect a fancy place at all, this is a small, genuine and totally informal spot.
It’s run by a family who found an amazing (and secret) recipe for pork roasted leg (pernil de porco), but also have great Portuguese cooking skills which shows in their soups, ‘papas de sarrabulho’, ‘alheira’, cheese/ham plate with a selection of national cheeses and hams. All delicious together with house wine.
Honestly, the plain pork sandwich allows you to try the true amazing pork taste. I usually go for one pork sandwich with ‘Serra’ cheese (typical cheese) but I ask them to place the cheese on the side, as it’s one of my favorites, therefore I can taste both, separately.
As the place is small, there are always queues, don’t let them discourage you, but I do recommend avoiding Friday and Saturday for dinner as it will, for sure, be too much of a waiting time or just arrive before 20:00. Also a little after lunch time should be perfect. For a bit more comfort get a table outside as it is nicer and less crowded, so during winter time, bring a warm jacket. You’ll notice all locals doing that.
Here is where I usually buy the ‘Serra’ cheese for Christmas, a must have Portuguese dessert at that time of the year and this one is one of my favorites.
Perfect spot for a foodie! Enjoy!