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Praca Carlos Alberto, 83, Porto 4050-158, Portugal
+351 937 493 557
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Ranked #6 of 780 restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $34 - $40
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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93% Recommend
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is very inconspicuous - you have to go through the front door and up some stairs before you come into a tea-room style dining area that could be a bit twee but just about escapes it. The atmosphere is hushed but relaxed, and the staff were all polite and helpful. I had an amazing salmon terrine with garlic... More

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It's like being invited into your posh grandma's dining room for tea! Lovely setting in a dining room with a chandelier overlooking the square. Great food with an adventurous menu. I had octopus and my husband had veal fillet. All very tasty. We had 3 courses with a white port to start and a bottle of wine all for 75... More

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We did a two week roadtrip in Portugal and have been to many places, but this was by far the best restaurant we have been to!! If you are looking for a nice and special but not too expensive restaurant this is the place to go! It is not easy to find but look for the blue door. Once inside... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A very discreet little restaurant so you could easily walk past it. Tonight was our second visit to this restaurant during our holiday and we were not disappointed. The food was amazing yet again and the staff make you feel so welcome. My favourite is still the baked octopus. Totally delicious. Suggest you book a table in advance as limited... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

So happy to have found this beautiful little boutique style restaurant on the second floor overlooking a pretty square below. The service was discreet and friendly and of course the food is excellent. ( Recommend the Portuguese cheese gratin with honey, and the pig cheek with favas and vanilla mashed potato.)

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My wife & I made a reservation here entirely due to other T/A reviews, so glad we did. Delightful small restaurant on the first floor overlooking a lovely quiet square. Such caring service, wonderful food - try the baked octopus! Lovely wine and sensible prices. We could't fault it, so we went back for a second night, it was probably... More

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Yerevan, Armenia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Found it yesterday by a chance, and loved it so much that came back again tonight. The ambiance, service, and first and foremost, the food is just fantastic! Best restaurant in Porto and not only. Highly recommended.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Best food in Porto. Felt like I was in some friendly family house! Would visit every time I am in Porto! Service was unbelievable!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

I had my special birthday dinner with a group of friends from Australia here. Anita handle my short notice booking and designed a superb set menu for us. From the moment we step in to the restaurant, we are felt welcome and the table setting is elegant, overlooking the square below. All the courses are well balance and of top... More

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Kendal, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We discovered Camafeu on our previous visit to Porto and it was certainly one of the experiences we were most looking forward to on our return. Looking at other reviews the standard has been consistently high and it is clear that the restaurant has now firmly established itself as a major force on the Porto restaurant scene and quite rightly... More

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