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Em Carne Viva

#124 of 1,479 Restaurants in Porto
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Avenida da Boavista No 868 | N 868, Porto 4100-112, Portugal
+351 932 352 722
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited as part of our girls weekend and treated ourselves to the 6 course tasting menu. Only 2 of the 5 of us are actually vegetarian and for this occasion I decided to go vegan, none of us were disappointed. We all really enjoyed the food. Loved the fact that it was traditional Portuguese dishes given a vegetarian/vegan twist,... More 

Thank Michelle D
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed April 18, 2017

We had the most wonderful lunch at this stylish vegetarian restaurant. From the moment we walked in, my husband, daughter and myself felt so welcome. The interiors are beautiful, a fluid series of peaceful, thoughtful spaces. We chose to sat in the front room although were tempted by the garden too! All the furniture and the lights are upcycled and... More 

Thank Sarah O
1 review
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Fine dining + all vegetarian = happy lady! Delicious vegetarian and vegan food and attentive waiting staff.

Thank Anna I
Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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Reviewed March 28, 2017

We loved this restaurant. The space is beautiful and the food was delicious and beautifully presented. It was one of our favourite meals during our 6 day visit to Porto and we would def go back to try more of the menu.

Thank Zofia108
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

The guidebook listed vegeburgers - wrong, this place is SO much more. This is vege fine dining. Lovely dining room, small but thoughtfully decorated and the food was beautiful. Imaginative rather than the tired vege standards, beautifully presented and delicious. I can't recommend it enough. Not that easy to find. Look for the chalkboard outside. On the same side of... More 

Thank LadyKLondon
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Reviewed March 3, 2017

Went on the basis of the great Tripadvisor reviews ... which were not wrong. Bit of a trek from where we were staying in the Ribeira area and not obvious to find the entrance ... well at least we managed to walk past. But the food was top notch, e.g. green broth, rocket bread, vegetable millefeuille, truffles with a poached... More 

Thank LucienOSS
2 reviews
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant serves only vegetarian food. The food is really tastefull. We had some starters and a main course. The main course was too big for us. But it was delicious and we enjoyed our evening.

Thank Daphne S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2017

This is a most welcoming and elegant restaurant. We were treated to light and joyful food, beautifully presented with love and diligence. We are not vegetarians, and we did not book, so 2 sins before we even sat down, but we were welcomed like old friends and treated to wholesome food and drink, presented charmingly and artistically . It was... More 

Thank Tim W
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Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

Arrival was not very promising as our booking couldn't be found and restaurant wasn't set up yet for the evening service. Our waitress was very lovely and helpful but the operation of the restaurant was a bit amateurish. However, that aside, the food was fantastic. Much better than at essencia were we ate the night before. A more varied and... More 

Thank burnhammildmay
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Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

From the very beginning to the end the staff were attentive, polite and very knowledgeable about the food. Exclusively vegetarian and vegan food served creatively and tasted amazing. Interior is refreshingly different from typical vegetarian restaurants. Highly recommend. Location quite random and not very visible unless you are looking for it!

Thank Anastasia A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $28
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida da Boavista No 868 | N 868, Porto 4100-112, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 932 352 722
IN MEAT VIVA is a unique and innovative space geared for tourism. The Eco-Restaurant Vegetarian / Vegan Inspiration R EGIONAL is a product of food and wine service at the table and with refinement. With capacity to serve 74 seats spread over two interior rooms, with a seasonal increase of 60 seats in the elegant and sophisticated terrace space "lounge" installed in a romantic garden. Space recycled and environmentally friendly, provides a rare hotel offer, innovative and unique in Portugal, from the ecological tableware (plates, glasses, etc.), Furniture, decoration and lighting and some building materials 100% recycled. The tables and chairs are constructed from wood taken and enjoyed the house itself. It is active in the area of environmental sustainability for the feeding and awareness to reduce excessive daily intake of meat, given the proven impact on the environment. The kitchen equipment and services are equipped with the most advanced technology on the market, optimized to reduce spending on energy resources and less CO2 emissions. One of the innovations introduced is the organic waste treatment unit and consists of a refrigerated chamber that prepares them for later use in composting. The energy will come from renewable energy sources or by photovoltaic panels 33, either by four solar panels for heating of water. It made ​​the collection and storage of rainwater for toilet flushing system, irrigation and water mirror installed on the Sidewalk. The eco-restaurant is complemented with sales and eco-design exhibition; conferences on sustainability from architecture and building materials for the eco-design; use eco-efficient hotel equipment; environmental education; show-cooking vegetarian with distinguished guests showered with the choices of the Institute of Douro and Port Wines, with the fate Piano deliciously fill the sound space, singing on key environmental fate as a backdrop. Finally, Yoga, presented as the healthiest and ecological practices of full correction of the human being, will be made ​​available in an exquisite outdoor space and a telescopic cover of transparent glass, Around the water mirror, enabling visual communication with the garden recreating a space "Zen" and only one in town. It will be a tourist heritage dissemination point for the region through the sale of wines and other certified products. "Live Flesh" is an environmental performer par excellence. If the main source of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere is all industry-related livestock for consumption rather than car use in our daily lives, it can be said, more than using solar or photovoltaic panels or have the ultimate eco-efficiency equipment, is the simple fact that we do not use meat in each dish we do something significantly useful for the environment.

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