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“Very clever chef” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Camafeu

Camafeu
Praca Carlos Alberto, 83, Porto 4050-158, Portugal
+351 937 493 557
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Ranked #8 of 910 Restaurants in Porto
Price range: $31 - $37
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.
Ghent, Belgium
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“Very clever chef”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This cook respects his ingredients and produces incredible authentic flavors. He gets the best out of each ingredient. He is inspired by traditional dishes, but masters his passion so well that he produces amazingly balanced flavors. He does not brag with complexcity but excels in the pure simplicity of his dishes and flavor combinations. Do not skip dessert. You will regret it for the rest of your life. The excellent (taste and technique) chocolate fondant with peppery coconut ice cream arouses all kinds of emotions.

The service also reflects the philosophy behind this restaurant: friendly, warm, helpfull and inteligent.

This restaurant is someones well loved baby, and they allowe their guest to share this love.

Do not miss it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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anitasimoes, Proprietário at Camafeu, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Thank you so much for your excellent review. Our team feam feels realy proud and excited for the future when Camafeu gets this kind og reviews.

I'm reallly happy that you had such a wonderful experiemce at Camafeu.


Best regards
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“Really good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Comfortable, not pricey, nice selection of wines, simply worth a visit. If you feel like eating well for 30 EUR max per person in Porto, that's the spot.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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anitasimoes, Proprietário at Camafeu, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Thank you for your nice review. It's really importante for us that our costumers have a great experience in Camafeu. Hope you can visit us again another time!
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“Lived up to what others said about this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Based on Trip Advisor we had dinner here last night. We were most pleased. The place is very small, but the room is cozy and the service is very nice. The veal in pastry (and the sausages in pastry) were excellent, as was the duck. Desserts were very nice. Menu was longer than I expected in such a small setting. Wine list was also surprisingly large. Price for all was quite moderate (about 30 euros a person). Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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anitasimoes, Proprietário at Camafeu, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
So good to read that you really enjoyed your dinner at Camafeu. Its really importante for us that our costumers had a nice night. Hope you could visit us again.
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“The essence of the city in a romantic restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This tiny restaurant has rewarded our stubbornness. The entrance is a tiny door on Praca Carlos Alberto and after the first steps we thought to be into someone's house. But as soon as we went on the stairs and achieved the upper floor a tiny, romantic atmosphere involved us. Few tables, well chosen furniture, the Camafeu has been able to capture the soul of Porto for its guests. As for food, good quality at reasonable price; perhaps the menu is not wide enough for all kinds of guests, but, as foretold, the value-for-money is very high. Summary: the essence of the city in a romantic restaurant

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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anitasimoes, Proprietário at Camafeu, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Hello,

Thank you so much for your review and for taking the time to explore Camafeu after passing the door bellow.

We are always keen on making the most of our customers time. And whem you know that our goal was achieved, we feel really happy.

We hope to see you again at Camfeu.

Best regards
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“Nice dining atmosphere with excellent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The restaurant is rather small but the tables were comfortably distanced from each other. It is a quiet place for dining and so perfect for couples. The food was well cooked with delicate taste. One of the best meals we had in Porto! We particularly enjoyed the veal fillet in puff pastry. Despite it being the most expensive course, its portion was good. There were two pastries which was good for sharing.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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anitasimoes, Proprietário at Camafeu, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Hi,

Even though Camafeu is a small restaurante, we try that our customers always feel confortable. So, after Reading your review, we're really glad that you felt that the space between the tables is adequate.

We hope to see you again.

Our kind regards
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