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

Taste the real Porto

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.


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 Manifesto

Travel is a learning opportunity and it starts at home. Read about where you are going before you get there. Searching and planning is part of the experience, not just the hassle before it. You are an explorer, a back door traveler. The torch is yours.

If you don't enjoy a place at first, give that culture the benefit of your open mind. Share your questions and discuss them with others. Preferably at a table. Over a beer. And some appetizers. As our good fellow Anthony Bourdain would put it: "there isn’t much that can’t be solved through good food, good drink and the company of good people."

Growing up, you learned life's important lessons at the dinner table. Keep on doing that. Every interaction is a good opportunity to make a connection. You carry the torch every time you ignore the tourist traps and seek authenticity.

Travel slow. Walk lightly. Change plans at the last minute. Learn some phrases in the local language. Eat local food. Go where locals go. All emotions are beautiful when you travel. Let them in.

Sitting in a traditional cafe, you become part of the cityscape. You bring humanity back to places when you decide to do so. The world needs more of that.

Traveling is realizing how small one actually is in the great scheme of things... and walk away then, a better version of ourselves.

We know you missed traveling. Travel missed you too.

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


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!

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.

Ricardo Leite

Tour Guide

A stand-up comedian by night, storyteller during the day, Ricardo will share Porto’s most important heritage, the one alive and kicking inside these northern folk of Porto, aka tripe eaters, accustomed to having little, yet always ready to set one, or more places at the table, for long hours of sharing, not only food or wine but stories and memories, about food and wine!

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.


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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