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Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano

#9 of 1,476 Restaurants in Porto
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Rua de Pedro Hispano 1196, Porto 4250-365, Portugal
+351 22 830 1813
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8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Bath, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

Loved the warm ambiance of the place. Our starters were exquisite (beetroot salad & goat cheese), our mains were just super nice (Malaysian curry and prawn risotto) and the deserts were so irresistible that we will go again in a few days. Excellent ? Attentive staff. Book ahead as the place fills up quickly.

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Thank Paul V
essencia2015, Gerente at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this review

Thank You very much for al your review. HopeYou enjoyed the deserts also. Would be a pleasure to have you in Essencia again ! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2016

I took my family of 5 to Essencia and enjoyed it immensely. In fact, it was the meal we are still talking about. Even on a Monday in January they were booked solid. They do offer some meat dishes, but we all chose the vegetarian options. The roasted beet salad was delicious, but the baked goat cheese salad was a... More 

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Thank HLC60
essencia2015, Gerente at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this review

It's really a great satisfaction for us to read your review. Hope you will always fell good in Essencia. Thank you so much! More 

Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2016

First of all, we were late for our reservation by at least half an hour, and they still gave us a tremendous table in the corner. (We underestimated the walk from the beaches.) While they serve meat dishes, their vegetarian selections were the highlight of our trip to Porto. We still dream about the avocado soup!

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Thank muddydoggers
essencia2015, Gerente at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this review

Thank you so much!! "WHAT ELSE "? (can we say? ) More 

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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

Very good food and service. Also a good value, around 70€ for two, starters, mains course, puddings, wine and a glass of porto

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Thank Julie P
essencia2015, Gerente at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your excellent review! More 

Porto, Portugal
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2016

Here is my review: Place: easy to find, and to park, nice architecture, but nothing really special. I really like modernist buildings, but this one was not a uau modernist one (mid xx century). Physical Evidence: really standard, white and red interiors. They have cosy spaces to sit that gives intimacy to guests. There are some contemporary finishing at the... More 

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Thank Gustavo L
essencia2015, Gerente at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

Lovely place, not too far to walk from Casa De Musica metro. Very friendly staff, large selection on the menu and tasted really really good. Would recommend to vegetarians, vegans and meat eaters!

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Thank PJA186356
essencia2015, Gerente at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for all your review and hope to see you again. More 

Porto, Portugal
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370 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

Thus attractive restaurant with a lovely patio has a real quality menu and amazing luncheon specials. Everything tastes homemade and at a very high level of quality. I can't wait to go back.

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Thank Winstonthedog
essencia2015, Gerente at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this review

Thank you so much ! We will wait for you. More 

Oporto/Portugal
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2016

Daily menus include an entry or a dessert without drink, and that for a reasonable price. Couvert is included and is generally pleasant. The main course varies between a vegetarian and a non vegetarian, with very good quality and presentation. The desserts are delicious, especially the cakes. Service is attentive and very competent. A very good option, especially if it... More 

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Thank manuribas
essencia2015, Gerente at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this review

Thanks a lot !! More 

Aveiro, Portugal
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2016

Essencia has food and ingredients for every taste, but its the vegetarian that should take someone to go there! Everything is delicious and very well presented. If is a couple to go there, there are good chances to be sitting in private and cozy tables, away from the usual kitchen and service fuss. This evening the service was a bit... More 

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Thank ritamelo26
essencia2015, Gerente at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this review

It's very god for us to Know You had your goal. We apologise if the service way a bit confuse, but as You say it's not a normal situation. We will wait for your next visit and thank You very much. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2016

The restaurant is lovely and the menu had mouthwatering dishes. After taking a long while to decide on what to eat i ended up going for 3 starters (so i could try as much of the dishes as possible). I like to think i made the best choice as they were all worth the calories. To top it off i... More 

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Thank Sham M
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your excellent review and recomendation! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $38
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?