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Camafeu

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European, Portuguese, Eclectic, Wine Bar
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Praca Carlos Alberto, 83, Porto 4050-158, Portugal
+351 937 493 557
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: On the first floor of a historical site in Porto's downtown, recently...
On the first floor of a historical site in Porto's downtown, recently opened a small quiet restaurant, called Camafeu. Go back to the times where you had a meal at your grandparent's place, where the decor was romantic but eclectic and where you can indulge yourself on mouth-watering but not-pretentious food.At dinner time, you are invited to stay for a late drink and enjoy, through the big windows, the scenery of the square bellow (Praca Carlos Alberto, named after our late King). We invite you to try the tender Sirloin steak or the Duck with figg jam, or the Prawn porridge among other fabulous appetizers and main-courses. Everybody will love our home-made desserts. Don't forget to ask for the famous Portuguese wine from the Douro region, either it's Port, White or Red.
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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 243
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  • 94
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic restaurant !!!

Excellent place, warm and cozy environment (belle-époque style), very friendly staff. The menu was predefined due to the occasion (St. Valentine's Day), but the food was exquisite... Makes you want to return and taste whatever is offered on the menu every other day :-). Surely a place to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Mário O
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Excellent place, warm and cozy environment (belle-époque style), very friendly staff. The menu was predefined due to the occasion (St. Valentine's Day), but the food was exquisite... Makes you want to return and taste whatever is offered on the menu every other day :-). Surely a place to revisit

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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Restaurant was a bit difficult to find as it was located on the first floor. Service and ambiance was very nice. The restaurant only had 9 tables so it was very charming and warm. My husband had the scallops to start which he said was great as was his octopus main. The seasoning was just right. I had the duck... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We booked before we left the Uk and totally relied on trip advisor. What a little gem. Hospitality amazing and food equally good, our table was ours for the evening so made it a totally relaxing experience followed by the fireworks in the square, awesome!! This restaurant is a must if your visiting Porto.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We had dinner with awesome atmosphere. Food was delicious and very well presented. Get a reservation as the place is small! Found this place via Tripadvisor!

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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The food is delicious and very well presented, the service is fast & friendly and the décor is original giving the restaurant an intimate and cosy atmosphere.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My husband and I spent new years eve in Porto and were on the search for restaurants. I reached out to quite a number of restaurants and Camafeu immediately stood out. Their manager, Anita Machado, was extremely helpful. She sent over the set menu for NYE immediately and welcomed us to dine with them. My husband and I have very... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Beautiful setting. Stunning food. Unstuffy atmosphere. Great service. Everything you want from a restaurant. My husband still raves about their duck with raspberry. In fact, I don't know why I'm giving this review because it'll probably mean my getting a table next time, is even more difficult!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It can't get better than this. I loved everything about this place. I agree that the service is particularly attentive. The restaurant is tiny, and you can tell it is a labor of love by the unique items used to decorate it. The food was superb, both in taste and presentation. 80 Euro for 2, but we had 3 courses... More 

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anitasimoes, Proprietário at Camafeu, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to make a review about our restaurant. We feel really pleased that you have enjoyed your time in Camafeu. It’s good to feel that we are making it right! It’s the best feeling for us! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Me and my boyfriend had really been looking forward to eat at this place since we had read so many positive reviews here on trip advisor. And it started off well. The restaurant is very cosy and charming and the staff was very friendly. As starter we ordered a mix Portuguese plate. None of the items was really sensational and... More 

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anitasimoes, Proprietário at Camafeu, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to make a review, and I’m really glad that you enjoyed our chocolate mousse – it is my grandmother’s recipe. For the starter I understand that you could not enjoy it as they are peculiar flavors, but about the codfish and the pork cheek I just can’t see how you said that – they... More 

Coimbra, Portugal
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14 reviews 14 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A unique place where different flavors are served which lead us to travel on a magical evening...an experience to repeat! For sure!

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anitasimoes, Proprietário at Camafeu, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and for sharing your impression about us! We are really glad that you have enjoyed your time in Camafeu and hope you could come to visit us again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Praca Carlos Alberto, 83, Porto 4050-158, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 937 493 557

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 34
  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese, Eclectic, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions

Description

On the first floor of a historical site in Porto's downtown, recently opened a small quiet restaurant, called Camafeu. Go back to the times where you had a meal at your grandparent's place, where the decor was romantic but eclectic and where you can indulge yourself on mouth-watering but not-pretentious food.At dinner time, you are invited to stay for a late drink and enjoy, through the big windows, the scenery of the square bellow (Praca Carlos Alberto, named after our late King). We invite you to try the tender Sirloin steak or the Duck with figg jam, or the Prawn porridge among other fabulous appetizers and main-courses. Everybody will love our home-made desserts. Don't forget to ask for the famous Portuguese wine from the Douro region, either it's Port, White or Red.
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?