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Praca Carlos Alberto, 83, Porto 4050-158, Portugal
+351 937 493 557
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Ranked #8 of 910 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $37
Hours:
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: European, Portuguese, Eclectic, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
23 helpful votes 23 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 

Izmir, Izmir, Turkey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

If you want a romantic meal and looking for a high quality,this means Camafeu. Before meal I want to add that the staff is the kindest one's I have ever seen with very fluent English. The meals are excellent and very professional, i tried some kinds of red meat like roasted beef and duck with asparagus sauce,both were amazing. You... More 

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anitasimoes, Proprietário at Camafeu, responded to this review

That is what we expect to deliver! When we succeed that is no better reward for us! Thank you! More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The food was exceptional good and tasty. Also the service was good and they were very kind. The restaurant looks really nice, a bit chic but still cosy. It's nice that it's on the first floor because it gives a better view but also you are further away from the traffic. You have to search good to find it, but... More 

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anitasimoes, Proprietário at Camafeu, responded to this review

It really means a lot to us that you enjoy your time at Camafeu! Hope to see you next time you visit Porto. More 

Kelowna, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

For our last night in Porto our group of four wanted a nice send-off dinner to celebrate. We consulted Trip Advisor and selected Camafeu, based on the fact it was 200 meters from our hotel and it was raining. Lucky for us! It was a tad tricky to find because the signage is not at street level - it helps... More 

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anitasimoes, Proprietário at Camafeu, responded to this review

So good to hear that! I’m smiling with contentment. It was a pleasure to have you in our restaurant! We work every day to make it better and to see that we accomplish have been giving us the best award: our customer’s approval. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

It was full of tourists when we visited. Maybe this means that locals have not yet discovered this little gem of a restaurant, or that (like us, initially) they're put off by number of tourists that obviously come here. Anyway, having discovered it, and with it being within walking distance of home, we'll be sure to come here again. It's... More 

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anitasimoes, Proprietário at Camafeu, responded to this review

We are happy that you find us! So good to hear that! It was a pleasure to have you in our restaurant! We work every day to make it better and to see that we accomplish have been giving us the best award: our customer’s approval. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The place is cosy and nice. The menue offers a good range of interesting dishes at reasonable prices. The service is excellent, staff speak English and are polite. Since the place is small and there are only a few tables, bookng a table over the phone might be useful, though during work days it is not necessarily full.

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Thank you for your review! It is our customer’s feedback what can make us do better each time! Hope to see you again. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Great little restaurant! A little hard to find, but worth the hunt. The salmon tartar was really good. The veal could have been rested for longer after it was cooked. The pork dish needed a bit more balance maybe more veg and less meat. The chocolate mouse was probabaly the best I have ever had. All in all a great... More 

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Additional Information about Camafeu

Address: Praca Carlos Alberto, 83, Porto 4050-158, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 937 493 557
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 37
Cuisine: European, Portuguese, Eclectic, Wine Bar

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