Pedro Cardoso answers Taste Porto’s 20 Questions

Meet the Taste Porto Team in “20 Questions” and discover the locals who bring Porto’s streets to life with our food tours. Since 2013, we’ve aimed to showcase the rich history and culture of our city while inspiring food lovers everywhere. According to our tour guide Pedro, “it has been a beautiful journey”. Continue reading for some insider Porto tips.

20 Questions with a Taste Porto Tour Guide

  • Pedro, describe Porto in one word.

  • What’s the weirdest food and drink combo?
    Beer and pastel de nata.

  • What do you always avoid ordering on a menu?
    Anything written in English.

  • If you could choose any two Portuguese famous people (dead or alive) to have dinner with, who would they be?
    António Variações and Amália Rodrigues.

  • Your friends from out of town is visiting. Where are you taking them?
    Casa Expresso and Parque da Cidade.

  • Do you like cooking? Which dish is your showstopper?

  • Describe yourself as a traveler in 3 words.

  • What’s your favorite portuguese comfort meal?

  • What’s your favorite petisco?

  • What’s the best travel advice you have ever received?
    Get lost.

  • Do you have a favorite quote or Portuguese traditional saying?
    “Puta deita-te” (It’s hard to explain this expression. Guess you’ll have to join one of the Porto Tours and have Pedro explain his favorite expression to you).

  • Complete the sentence: “A day in Porto is not complete without …”
    A coffee.

  • What’s your go-to coffee order?

  • What’s your most treasured memory in Porto?
    My childhood.

  • Do you have any tips for someone who is visiting Porto for the first time?
    Don’t fall for touristic traps.

  • What’s the best way to spend a rainy day in Porto?
     At home.

  • What’s your favorite Portuguese tradition?
    The killing of the pig.

  • What is the most common misconception about Porto?
    That we are poor and uneducated.

  • Name an overrated spot in the city.
    Majestic Cafe.

  • What is the secret to being an amazing tour guide?
    Communication and knowing the people.

20 Questions with Taste Porto

Throughout this interview series, “20 Questions with the Taste Porto Team”, we’ll ask the questions that need asking, uncover the flavors that need uncovering, and maybe, just maybe, gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be part of the amazing Porto community. Stay tuned!


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