My first day in Portugal, my friend, interpreter and guide Jorge Silva took me to the small village of Areia. We visited a restaurant called Tasca Tosca, which is Portugese for rough wine bar, named after its rough-hewn wooden tables and fantastic selection of wine. Zé, whose smile and laugh are infectious, is the jovial owner of three restaurants, and this is his newest. Zé had just closed up for the afternoon when we showed up, but he was nice enough to let me get a few photos. This café, with its delightfully-warm ambience, is known for its grilled cheese and delicious appetizers. It’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon, sharing a meal with your friends and family. You can also make a quick stop and enjoy an espresso and one of the many fresh pastries Tasca Tosca has to offer.
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