Conga Restaurant may have the “best bifana in Porto”!

Conga Restaurant is the name of one of the best Bifana sandwich makers in Porto. This is a name that you can´t forget when visiting Porto: Bifana!

First of all, what is a Bifana?
Bifana is a pork and bread (sandwich), filled with hot and spicy sauce, and it is a very traditional Porto dish.

Conga-restaurant-bifanas-porto-Conga Restaurant

Take a good look at this delicious Conga´s Bifana!


So, Conga is a restaurant funded in 1976, opened after it´s owners had returned from Angola (Africa), and decided to open this restaurant in Porto´s downtown, nearby Allies Avenue / Avenida dos Aliados. Since then, their reputation as Porto´s best Bifana has grown, and you can check why by paying a visit during your stay in Porto.

BONUS TIP: Bifana´s recipe

PREP TIME: 15 mins
COOK TIME: 20 mins
TOTAL TIME: 35 mins

This pork tenderloin sandwich recipe comes directly from mom’s recipe book. Another wonderful, traditional recipe from the Azores Islands. So full of flavour!
Author: Nelson Cardoso
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Portuguese
Serves: 4 large sandwiches


  • 2½ lbs pork tenderloin
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ tbs course salt
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tbs freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 1 tbs (a mild) hot pepper sauce (or Frank’s hot sauce as a substitute)
  • 3 tbs unsalted butter
  • 4 large crusty buns


  • Thinly slice the pork tenderloin in into pieces and place in a large bowl.
  • Add the minced garlic, course salt, lemon juice, lime juice, white wine and hot pepper sauce.
  • Mix well, cover and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours or over nights.
  • In a large pan, melt the butter on medium high.
  • Once the butter is melted and starts to bubble, carefully pour in the pork and marinade.
  • Straighten out the pork to make one layer and cover.
  • Continue to cook on medium high until the liquids are reduced to half.
  • Uncover and taste a piece of pork for doneness. The pork should tender. Adjust salt if needed by adding another pinch or two.
  • Shut off the stove.
  • Cut large buns and pile meat onto the bottom of each bun. Spoon some of the sauce from the pan over the meat.
  • Place the top of the bun on the sandwich and serve hot with a cold beverage!

Have fun! And don´t forget to check our post regarding “Porto´s best bifanas” / “Best Bifanas in Porto