Beer caneca

How to order beer in Portugal

If you are in a restaurant or café and you order a beer (“uma cerveja”), the waiter or barman will generally give you a 300cl or smaller glass of beer. This is known as “um imperial” in most parts of Portugal but also called “um fino” in the north.

In the north, “uma cerveja, se faz favor” will get you a “fino” by default. If you want a pint you should specifically ask for “uma caneca” or “uma caneca de Super Bock, se faz favor”.