Restaurante Camelo
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Adventurous Eaters Apply Here in Viana do Castelo
Restaurante Camelo, located in Viana do Castelo in Portugal’s north, is one of the country’s most famous restaurants for its full hog roasts and critters kept on the property. You can quite literally see your food before it becomes dinner. But on my visit, I was there to try some more unusual delicacies. Chicken gizzards were a starter as I didn’t know what I was eating, but the real star is arroz de sarrabulho, or rice cooked with meat and blood of the pig. I would have enjoyed it more had I not known what it is, but it really just tastes salty, not particularly of blood. Less adventurous diners can enjoy fried hake and other regional fare. Beware the aguardiente, the homemade firewater.
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