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Camafeu

#11 of 1,019 Places to Eat in Porto
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European, Portuguese, Wine Bar, Eclectic
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Praca Carlos Alberto, 83, Porto 4050-158, Portugal
+351 937 493 557
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 106
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
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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
Intimate and full of character

Ate here with a group of friends and we experienced friendly service and food prepared to a very high standard. A number of other reviews make mention of the restaurant being somewhat hidden away. In reality it is on the first floor and access is through a small blue door directly off the square... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
RGYorkshire
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Yorkshire, England
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Yorkshire, England
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100 reviews 100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Ate here with a group of friends and we experienced friendly service and food prepared to a very high standard. A number of other reviews make mention of the restaurant being somewhat hidden away. In reality it is on the first floor and access is through a small blue door directly off the square but study the photographs on their... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

We came to Camafeu for our last dinner out in Porto after a weeks honeymoon, and I am so glad that we did. The food surpassed all my expectations. I was impressed by the menu (was so hard to pick!) - each dish was beautifully cooked and presented. The dessert menu was as innovative and diverse as the savoury food,... More 

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Dendermonde, Belgium
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Quite hard to find, camafeu is a cosy restaurant at the first Floor. A very friendly waiter assisted us during the dinner. I had lovely ravioli of goat cheese, my girlfriend veel steak. Recommended for couples.

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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I went for dinner here with a friend while visiting Porto and could not recommend it highly enough. It was difficult to find after dark as the restaurant is upstairs so look at the tripadvisor pictures so you'll recognise the entrance! The service was 1st class, the food was fantastic and for the meal we had the price was very... More 

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Sao Paulo
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The place is a hidden gem. Lovely decor, service sooo kind. Food great. Good for a romantic dinner and for hanging with few friends.

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london
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We has trouble finding this above the shops but we are so glad we did. Excellent food, beautifully served. Bit like being in someone's front room but friendly too.

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Leuven, Belgium
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14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We found this restaurant through Tripadvisor. It's quite hard to find since the entrance door is next to a closed shop so it looks quiet closed itself except for the menu on the door and a subtle light above it. You have to climb up the stairs before entering a cozy living room-like dining room with candle light - the... More 

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139 reviews 139 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a great restaurant - well presented and tasty food, excellent service, very good wine......what's not to like. You may have difficulty finding this first floor restaurant as the street level doorway is small and the signs not very big. But very well worth the extra effort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by a colleague. The food was excellent with just the right sized portions. The wine was also very good. It was all very reasonably priced and the waiting staff were very friendly and helpful. I agree the entrance is not immediately obvious - but it is worth the searxh

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United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Finally a timeless place, a great welcoming by the staff and also by the Menu which is seductive... We had the Portuguese cheese gratin, probably the best I ever had! As main course, I chose the cheese ravioli with a Porto sauce, delicious also... I recommend this restaurant for the simplicity but in the same time the elegance of the... 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, Wine Bar, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?