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Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano (OPCOES NAO VEGETARIANAS)

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Acrescentar ao nome do restaurante: (OPÇÕES NÃO VEGETARIANAS) Passando então a: Essência Restaurante Vegetariano (COM OPÇÕES NÃO VEGETARIANAS) Muito obrigada
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $38
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Deli
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My Portuguese friend recommended this place to me, know I'm a vegetarian. It lived up to the hype and more!! Really great dining experience. Very nice inside, and outside under protection. Friendly staff, and the food was wonderful. Next time I'm in Porto, I'm going...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Jim84sa
essencia2015, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano (OPCOES NAO VEGETARIANAS), responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for you and your Portuguese friend(for the recomendation) !! it's allways a big pleasure for us to know you had your goal in Essencia. We will wait for your return to Porto to come here again...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Essencia for dinner tonight after reading several rave reviews on Trip Advisor about how it was the 'best vegan dinner' they've ever had. I was so excited. Unfortunately, we have different ideas about it. The restaurant wasn't bad, but...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SABinde
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano (OPCOES NAO VEGETARIANAS), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sabinde: We are very sorry that we didn't fulfill your expectations at Essencia. We are not a vegan restaurante but a vegetarian with vegan options and a few non vegetarian .All the starters are vegetarian (about 8 ),10 vegetarian main courses (including vegan),2 of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is wonderfully decorated, serves delicious vegetarian food and has lovely staff. There are options for everyone- gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, non vegetarian. All dishes are tastefully put together. There are several drinks options available however if u want to go healthy ask for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sangeetadas
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano (OPCOES NAO VEGETARIANAS), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are very happy that you liked our place and thank you very much also for the recomendation. Hope to see you again here...

Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

Turned up at their doors at their opening for supper, hoping for a table, since we were turned away from a nearby vegetarian restaurant (didn’t have a reservation)... we lucked out, as they had 1 table for two left. What a wonderful surprise!! Hands down,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 471candacem
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano (OPCOES NAO VEGETARIANAS), responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2018

All our team is very happy with your review!! We will try allways our best and thank you very much for your recomendation. We wish you a Merry Christmas.

Reviewed November 26, 2018

A friend of mine had recently travelled to Porto and told us this restaurant is a must whether you are vegetarian or not (he is meat eater and did not miss eating meat). I am very glad I took up this recommendation as my family...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank SM0000000
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano (OPCOES NAO VEGETARIANAS), responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2018

Thank's a lot for sharing your experience in Essencia. It's very gratefull to know you came because your friend opinion and you had your goal. Thank you very much for your excelente review and recomendation!!!

Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

I have travelled a lot and I believe being a vegetarian for 30 years I can critic and I believe this is The finest vegetarian restaurant I have ever been to. Food amazing staff friendly and atmosphere clean and relaxing there’s more the price is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TracyF837
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano (OPCOES NAO VEGETARIANAS), responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2018

What a wonderful review! Me and all the staff thanks you very much. It will be a great pleasure to welcome you again.

Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

For sure, the restaurant deserves more than 5 stars! Great service (very, very friendly), AMAZING (I mean it) food that surprised us with every single flavour and great atmosphere! Wish I live in Porto to go to Essência Restaurant every now and then!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank nilsonjunior
Essencia R, Proprietário at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano (OPCOES NAO VEGETARIANAS), responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

WOW! It´s a great pleasure for us to know you had your goal in Essencia and a great honnor when tou say you would like to live in Porto to come here more often... Thank you very much for your excellent review!

Reviewed October 27, 2018

I am a regular client of this restaurant, not only because it is the best vegetarian restaurant in Porto, but also because it has 2 non-vegetarian options that allows me to invite my non-vegetarian friends, reluctant to try vegetarian food, to have an excellent meal...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank blaug2018
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano (OPCOES NAO VEGETARIANAS), responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thank you very much for sharing your excelente opinion of Essencia ! We will be waiting for you...

Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Amazing, amazing and once again amazing. It’s difficult to describe all the flavors we tasted. Super nice and friendly service. We were sitting in the cozy garden, enjoying good weather and listening to relaxing music. We will definitely come back next year with our family!

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank beawys
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano (OPCOES NAO VEGETARIANAS), responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Thank you so much Beata for your good comments. It will be a pleasure to welcome you and your family again

Reviewed October 17, 2018

I booked this restaurant for my boyfriend's 50th Birthday as part of his surprise weekend in Porto. I made the reservation a couple of days beforehand and explained it would be his big day. I also asked if they could put a candle on any...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Gerezana
Essencia R, General Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano (OPCOES NAO VEGETARIANAS), responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Thank you very much for your review and we ask you apologize again for the candle ! It was really what happened: when Elisa saw the desert in the table already, she decided to ask for another one. Anyway we are very happy that you...More

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lehavi
August 17, 2018|
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Response from Chris C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Lehavi, Only picked this message up today, sorry. Wouldn't know the answer anyway but I hope you enjoyed it. C
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June 23, 2018|
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sineadobm
May 2, 2018|
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Response from Essencia R | Property representative |
Sorry but we only saw your question now. We are open everyday except sundays and holidays. At lunch we only accept reservations fron the fork on saturdays. Thank you very much.
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