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Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano

Rua de Pedro Hispano 1196, Porto 4250-365, Portugal
+351 22 830 1813
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“seitan” (18 reviews)
“risotto” (28 reviews)
“veg dishes” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Rua de Pedro Hispano 1196, Porto 4250-365, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

best vegan food i've ever tested. i'm a vegan for 25 years and i love to travel and eat out. this is the best vegan(options) restaurant i've been to the date. definitely coming back when i return to portugal. not so close to the old...More

Thank Ritta K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife is vegetarian and I'm not so we can struggle finding something that suits both. Today neither of us had to compromise, there were plenty of options for my wife and I had several. When the meals arrived they were excellent. My duck was...More

Thank Brunei110
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Your comments are so nice, we were very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us We will be delighted to welcome you again Thank you for sharing

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant because of the abundance of meat in the city centre. Great food and rich flavours. The staff couldn't have been nicer

Thank BramvanO
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your nice review

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to eat -- and with a few non-veggie options on the menu, there's plenty for non-veggies too. The seitan steaks were delicious as was the tofu dish. There's so many great options that we found it best to pick a...More

1  Thank JamesMasters
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We were delighted to read that your experience with us was positive Thank you so much for your kind words

Reviewed May 16, 2017

If I listed what I wanted in a restaurant Essencia would tick the boxes. Nice decor and ambiance Thoughtful, attentive, happy staff Discreet, super efficient service Original, delicious food Great for vegetarians but meat/fish options for other guests Very very good wine list.....champagne at 3.5...More

2  Thank Dorsetblue
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2017

It was with great pleasure that we read your positive comments Thank you so much Dorsetblue

Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner and was highly impressed. Even down to the citrus butter for the bread, flavors are maximized! Prices are very reasonable. Service was very nice and helpful. A favorite for sure! See the cardamom tart in picture.

Thank Rita T
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2017

Thank you Rita, we were glad to know your experience at Essência was nice

Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

Very nice vegetarian restaurang also offering non veg alternatives. Very nice staff and good menue and wine list

Thank Robert F
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2017

Thank you for the 5 stars you gave us!

Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

As the title says, the place was wonderful. We hadn't booked and we wanted to lunch outside, they gently moved a table. The staff was more than friendly. Speaking French and English. The food was amazing. I will always remember the Mexican tacos avocado pie....More

Thank Juliette H
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2017

Thank you very much for your nice review. We hope that you can visit us again.

Reviewed May 2, 2017

This place is slightly out of town, but definitely worth the short taxi ride. I'd strongly recommend booking a table in advance though as the restaurant was fully booked when we were there, and it would be a shame to make the journey and then...More

Thank HB2007
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2017

Our goal is that the customers enjoy their meal and we are very happy to know that you were not disappointed. Thank a lot for your visit.

Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

We have frequented many veg and vegan restaurants and this one is a step above. Great food and excellent service. Very professional. The entire place was reserved at 8 pm, so make a reservation. Prices were excellent, with each appetizer or desert about €4-5 and...More

Thank Travelbug2468
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2017

It's wonderful to read such a great review. Thank you! We just have 4 non-vegetarian options, because sometimes people are resistant to try food that they are not accustomed and we don't want to exclude anybody. But we understand your point of view.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $38
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua de Pedro Hispano 1196, Porto 4250-365, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 830 1813
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