The word marisqueira isn’t the ideal one if you want to start your Portuguese speaking experience. There is a tricky letter sequence – ma·ris·quei·ra – which troubles every attempt to get close to its pronunciation. The meaning of the word is a lot simpler: it can refer to the woman or the shop that sells seafood or most commonly the restaurant which serves seafood. Some of the best are normally on the coast – the freshness of the products is essential – if you go to a Marisqueira you should try fish or seafood – after all they proudly bear the name for some reason. Being A Marisqueira de Braga means that you’re in the business for a long time and that you have survived the intense competition – everybody wants the name and the glory.
The prices are fair, families and friends gather there, the restaurant is in the centre, don’t expect easy parking, walking would be a good option after a likely substantial meal.
A Marisqueira de Braga – Avenida da Liberdade, 157