OUR PEOPLE / CULTURE

We believe that you can’t make good food without good people. We love what we do and we know it’s not just about making Espetada, it’s about serving great food while having fun. We’re family run and proud of it. We’re a small but happy team who aim to make sure that when you have an Espetada, you not only have a great meal you have a great experience and create some fond memories.

The Story of the “Galo” in our truck, “O Galo de Barcelos”
(The Rooster from Barcelos)

The symbol has its genesis in the history of Barcelos. The city of Barcelos is located just east of Braga. Even though it is not on a major highway, it still is a good sized city. The legend of the Rooster is so old that no one knows for sure its real source. There are several versions of the legend. The version below came from post cards found in a tourist shop on the Ribeira in Porto, Portugal.
At a banquet given by a rich landowner in Barcelos, a valuable piece of silver was stolen and one of guests was accused of the theft. He was tried by the court and was found guilty. In spite of the overwhelming evidence against him, he still protested his innocence. The magistrate granted the man a final chance to prove his case. Seeing a cock in a basket nearby he said, “If I am innocent, the cock will crow.” The cock crowed and the prisoner was allowed to go free.

The galo in our truck is a special gift from the Island of Madeira from our parents, it symbolizes honesty, integrity, trust and honor, and it is also believed to bring good luck!

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