Conga – World class bifanas!

Conga Porto

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Conga – World class bifanas!

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Tiago from Porto

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A couple of years ago, I was camping nearby Lisbon when I asked for a bifana, in a snack-bar. I was salivating for that moist and spicy pieces of pork meat stuck in a bread, but all I got was a simple pork steak, with kind of the same spicy sauce, inside a dry bread: at that moment, I missed the bifanas that I’m used to. I missed the bifana from Conga!

In plain downtown, facing the emblematic Pedro dos Frangos, Conga however took a different direction from its neighbour: while the first keeps the same humble appearance and style that has always been its identity, Conga went in the opposite direction: it looks trendy, new and really welcoming.

And if one could think that going all ‘moderny’ could affect anything, well, it just didn’t: the waiters still treat you with the same sweet harshness and directness (“Hey boss, you want a bifana?”), they shout at each other in their distinct heavy Porto accent and, in a way, carry the flame of the old Conga in their presence. And the bifana, well, the bifana is still spicy hot as hell itself, yet delicious, begging for a beer to put out the fire.

If greasy pork sandwiches are not your cup of tea, there is a vast menu, from hotdogs to salads. So man up, look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself: are you a salad man, or a bifanas man? Or woman, I don’t want to sound sexist!

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Tiago from Porto

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Address

Rua do Bonjardim 314-318, Porto

Telephone number

+351222000113

Opening Times

Mon - Tue 09:00 - 00:00, Wed - Sat 09:00 - 02:00, Sun 11:00 - 00:00

Price

Bifana in bread: € 3.30

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