When I walk into a local bar or cafe here, between the hours of 5 and 7pm, the whole place is packed with everyone chowing down on heaping plates of Caracois. It may look like an enormous amount but these Portuguese snails are much smaller than their known French cousins. The tradition of eating Caracois in the summer originated in the southerly Portuguese region of Alentejo , with influence from the Andalucia region in southern Spain. Both of these regions get extremely hot in the summer but also have the humidity that promotes snail growth, and these snails are harvested throughout the season until their supplies dry out.
Suck it Up and do What the Portuguese do, Eat Caracois!
Sao Vicente, Madeira: How to Get There + Best Things to Do
I loved this place! The staff were delightful each time I went. Will definitely be back. Lovely restaurant across the street from the Electricity Museum.
Must have the sucking pig & chamfana!! - Almirante
Have you added Sao Vicente to your Madeira itinerary? I ended up in Sao Vicente on a whim and I made it my base for my entire Madeira trip, which is kind of out of the ordinary as most travelers will take advantage of the many hotels in Funchal that make an even better base, especially if exploring Madeira by tour or an excursion. The gorgeous town had a lot to do and more natural sights than meets the eye! This is a complete travel guide for visiting Sao Vicente , Madeira. It will include the Sao Vicente Caves and Volcanism Center , where to eat, accommodation, and much more!
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