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“Picture Perfect.”
Review of Camafeu

Camafeu
Ranked #10 of 1,829 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $37
Cuisines: European, Portuguese, Wine Bar
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: On the first floor of a historical site in Porto's downtown, recently opened a small quiet restaurant, called Camafeu. Go back to the times where you had a meal at your grandparent's place, where the decor was romantic but eclectic and where you can indulge yourself on mouth-watering but not-pretentious food.At dinner time, you are invited to stay for a late drink and enjoy, through the big windows, the scenery of the square bellow (Praca Carlos Alberto, named after our late King). We invite you to try the tender Sirloin steak or the Duck with figg jam, or the Prawn porridge among other fabulous appetizers and main-courses. Everybody will love our home-made desserts. Don't forget to ask for the famous Portuguese wine from the Douro region, either it's Port, White or Red.
Reviewed April 1, 2013

We enjoyed a full dining experience here with a couple of bab seniors and we fully enjoyed the experience. Set in a nice little square in Porto (there aren't many as Porto is becoming somewhat of a run down hell hole), Camafeu is set up the stairs in an old restored building. The restaurant is absolutely picture perfect. Candle lit atmosphere, nice appropriate classical music playing and lovely dark wood tables and white table dressings. It is delightful.

We had starters of scallops which were tender, juicy, meaty and delicious. They were perfectly cooked and having had some pretty rubbery scallops in the past, pushing these past my open lips was a treat.

We had both fish and steak main courses, all of which were cooked perfectly to order and I simply could not fault any of it.

Desserts were delicious too.

We had red and white wines to accompany and the dinner was faultless. Highly enjoyable and if in Porto I would go back.

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2  Thank babsontour
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

We Went to Camefeu after reading some of the reviews at TripAdvisor with some degree of concern.

To make a long and tasty story short - Amazing. Nothing less.
The food, the atmosphere, the service - Absolutely surpassed our expectations.

Ate the carppacio as a starter (Unique and tasty) and the cod with corn bread crust & sirloin steak as main courses- Wonderful+ Lemon pie and profiteroles as deserts- I would go for 2 of the Lemon pie :)

Don't leave Porto before you visited this restaurant.

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1  Thank mpm612
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

wonderful experience!
the restaurant is very small and welcoming, the waitress are very polite and always smiling, the food is tasteful and particular... it is the perfect place for a perfect romantic dinner!
we recommend to book because the room contains few tables.
delicious!!!

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1  Thank matteopb
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Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

Nice Restaurant, food is nice and effordable. Nothing very special but for a regular dinner its quite good. Fish was delicious :)

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Thank Romney A
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anitasimoes, Owner at Camafeu, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2013

We appreciate your kind review. We are always trying to improve by taking our customers’ reviews into account. We are glad that you could take the time to review Camafeu and hope that you can come again in the future and make a better one.

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Reviewed March 19, 2013

We would not have found this jewel without Tripadvisor. Behind a tiny entrance and some stairs, there is this nice and cosy restaurant that we can only recommend!

We especially enjoyed the crispy duck breast (15 €) and the Douro wine recommended by the waitress (16€).

Only attention point: only open for dinner and closed Sunday and Monday.

1  Thank Max A
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