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Essencia Lusa Restaurante Tradicional


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


$17 - $23
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Totally recommended. We were five and we shared 2 bowls of traditional stew with fish and we ate a lot! We loved the taste and quantity. Their menu of wines is vast and have local delicatessen. It is small so you may need to wait...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank albacobos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked by this small restaurant noticed it was fully packed. Luckily we got a table right away. We ordered a small pitcher of red sangria....OMG. We couldn't help it order another one.... The best sangria we ever had. We order grill octopus for dinner...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Colleen W
Reviewed May 2, 2019 via mobile

We had our first meal in Porto here, and we ate delicious fish. We took the seafood rice for 2 (too bad this wasn't an option for 3) and bacalhau. Was very nice for a reasonable price!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Virginie H
Reviewed April 8, 2019 via mobile

We were very pleased with everything we had in Essencia Lusa. For appetisers we tried the tuna pâté and the crab pâté, both were so nice. The main was an enormous bowl of delicious seafood rice that we couldn’t finish because we were too full,...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Giorgia F
Reviewed March 31, 2019

Dropped in on the off-chance for a late night meal on the day we arrived in Porto. What a lucky find! We both had an excellent three course meal. The arroz con Mariscos was magic! Many others looked at our plates with envy! Definitely one...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Iain S
Reviewed March 19, 2019

Only around the block from our guest house, this was an ideal choice for a quiet evening meal. The house speciality was home made pates. We had the delicious shrimp (Pate D Mar) and tuna (Pate de Atun) pates with french toast. The highlight was...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank John C
Reviewed February 27, 2019 via mobile

Staff is amazing, good food and fair prices! I totally recommend it, I will be back for sure. Have a good one.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Mikeportotrips
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

Very good, authentic classic Portuguese restaurant near the Douro. On a side street, this little restaurant serves fantastic food, substantial portions, and a very pleasant experience. The service is good, although seems a little harried at times. The food is delicious, and every piece of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AAMiles
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Cozy little restaurant but with amazing food and wine. Excellent service! They serve nice traditional portuguese cuisine, but with a modern twist. Definitely recommended!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Andreea_Cl
Reviewed October 21, 2018

You know as soon as you enter that this was a good choice for your food. The first thing I noticed was the gleam of the wine glass, then the cutlery, plates, napkins and table. Perfect. The menu isn't extensive but covers all of the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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