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All reviews fish stew rice crab steak caldo verde soup bacalau three course meal pate francesinha salad the river touristy restaurants classic portuguese nice little restaurant modern restaurant great wine fantastic food
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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