Taste Porto: Porto's longest-running Food Tour company

Our Story

We’re the founding fathers of food tours in Porto. First mentioned in passing over a holiday dinner among friends, Taste Porto has grown from its humble beginnings into what it is today.

Featured on Anthony Bourdain, Rick Steves, Sunday Times, The Guardian, Lonely Planet and more, Taste Porto is Porto's longest-running Food Tour company and a leader in showcasing the rich history and culture to thousands of guests who visit our wonderful city every year.

It all started when two Porto natives and one American forged ahead with the business idea that combined their love of Porto with their second love: the cuisine of Porto.

Avid travelers, taste testers, at-home chefs, and cultural explorers, the team realized that what they valued most from their travels was the opportunity to meet locals and see the city through their eyes. And so it was unanimously decided that Taste Porto would do exactly that: allow people to taste the real Porto.

As the first and only tour operator focused solely on gastronomic experiences in Porto, Taste Porto team members are passionate about local gastronomy and strive for each and every guest to fall in love with the city and its food.

Our Mission

At Taste Porto we believe food is a cultural expression. That is why our guided walking tours are about more than just the food, we want to share the history, architecture, culture, and cuisine of our beloved city. So that you can taste the real Porto.

Our team

There's nothing like going off the beaten path in Porto. Somewhere away from the crowds that truly feels like yours. Connect with one of our tour guides and get ready to eat like a local while discovering a side of Porto that tourists rarely see.

André Apolinário

Co-Founder

André was born and raised in Porto and is a proud lover of Porto’s food and football team. He sees each Food Tour as an opportunity to show people all the beauty of Porto, which he does through a combination of facts, memories, and personal, everyday experiences. You will be challenged not to catch his infectious love of the city’s cuisine, one of the best in the world according to him.

Ricardo Brochado

Senior Tour Guide

Ricardo is a retired archeologist that was tired of eating dirt. He joined Taste Porto and lived happily ever after, surrounded by food and wine!

Sérgio Costa

Senior Tour Guide

A vinyl and cinema enthusiast addicted to flavors, ranging from curated meats to cheese, wine, and desserts, Sérgio wears many hats other than guiding you through Porto's food!

Maria Nicolau

Senior Tour Guide

Born and raised in Porto, Maria could not be a bigger fan. With her, enjoying the city and its food is not an option... she will make you feel at home the moment you sit down and start Tasting Porto.

Joana Tomé

Senior Tour Guide

Joana has traveled half the world to transform herself from archaeologist to tour guide. Her love of Porto, its food and heritage led her to Taste Porto. Her motto is "if you have a problem, put some cheese on it. There's nothing that won't get better with cheese."

Miguel Lestre

Senior Tour Guide

A musician and food aficionado, Miguel is also in love with Porto, its hidden gems and stories. He is nothing less than happy to share his city's secrets with you.

Ana Rita Roldão

Senior Tour Guide

Porto born and raised designer/illustrator, Rita is inspired by Porto’s beautiful shapes and colors. Riding her scooter up Porto’s steep hills is probably one of her favorite things in the whole world.

Sandra Jekabsone

Customer Service Chef

Originally from Latvia, Sandra has loved Porto since her first trip here years ago. She enjoys the unique tastes of Porto teasing her taste buds, board games and great company to share experiences.

Tânia Azevedo

Marketing Manager

Tânia is the newest addition to the Taste Porto family. She deeply believes that getting a flight ticket to Porto is the closest any human being can get to the feeling of receiving a letter from Dumbledore.

We are looking for you!

Taste Porto Tour Guide

This is a part-time job, that requires at least fluency in Portuguese and English, but the more the merrier, they say. Got the passion, but no guiding experience? Do not worry, we will provide training! Please see more details below.

Careers

We offer an amazing team environment, learning, and foodie adventures. Do you want to join us?

If you are living in Porto, love Porto, love food, love the food of Porto, and love people from everywhere in the world, we might be looking for you! Join us and become our local expert tour guide.

This is a part-time job, that requires at least fluency in Portuguese and English, but the more the merrier, they say. And happy people. We like happy employees!

Got the passion, but no guiding experience? Do not worry, we will provide training!

Do you think you are the one? If so, please email us at hireme@tasteporto.com with the following:

  • In the subject line: Application for Food Tour Guide;

  • Your CV;

  • Tell us why (in English) you would be perfect for the job.

We promise to reply to all candidates with a yes or no. Just bear in mind the process may take a few weeks. We are looking forward to learning more about you!

Warm foodie regards,

The Taste Porto Team

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