Café Santiago: Best francesinha in Porto, Portugal

Layer after layer of meat, Café Santiago, Porto, Portugal

If you come to Porto, you can’t leave the city without trying francesinha. This decadent, over-the-top meat-filled sandwich is a must-eat in Porto. You can enjoy this carb-heavy, beer-friendly dish of meat, bread, cheese, and gravy any hour of the day. Francesinha, which means “little Frenchie” in French, was the creation of Portuguese citizen Daniel Silva. Silva, who lived in France, wanted to create his version of the popular croque monsieur. So, he invented the francesinha, which today is a …

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