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“Charming place”
Review of Camafeu

Camafeu
Ranked #12 of 1,797 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $35
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 March 20, 2014

Lovely little place in central Porto. It's a very small restaurant with a lovely dining room, the food and service were both excellent and it's great value for the quality and setting. Book ahead as it's very popular.

Thank 18Gus2000
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anitasimoes, Proprietário at Camafeu, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2014

Thank you so much for your kind review! It is very important for us that our customers feel good at our restaurant; we work for that every day.

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Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had dinner at this restaurant on our first night in O Porto and was the perfect way to get to know the warmth and friendliness of the Portuguese people. The food was delicious, well presented, and of excellent quality. We had the Portuguese cheese gratin, and the Portuguese 'sausage rolls' (sorry I can't remember what they were called) and they both were amazing, specially the cheese gratin. And then for the main we had the duck breast, and the veal, both perfectly cooked how we like them and with wonderful sides. Also the porto tonic was a great way to start our tasting of the local wines.
The staff in so friendly, they both were amazingly polite to my boyfriend and I, and were so patient and understanding when we tried (and failed) to speak Portuguese.

Thank saraseo
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anitasimoes, Proprietário at Camafeu, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2014

It was a pleasure to have you in our restaurant! We work every day to make it better and to see that we accomplish have been giving us the best award: our customer’s approval. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed March 16, 2014

Again, without Trip Advisor you would simply never come across this restaurant if you were in Porto for a month, so take its rating at face value and do yourselves a favour and go.
Seating only 22 covers, it is intimate and the service is warm and friendly. The restaurant itself is eclectic in its decor but absolutely charming and it's main theme of Cameos (which is Camafeu)
We started with a White Port with tonic water which was a revelation and the perfect aperitif which came with lemon slices frozen into the ice cubes! Such a simple yet effective idea - which pretty much sums up this restaurant. The pricing is amazing, the food very good and the service is endearing. It would be most peoples idea of the perfect local restaurant.

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Thank TonyB08
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anitasimoes, Proprietário at Camafeu, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2014

It was a pleasure to have you in our restaurant! We work every day to make it better and to see that we accomplish has been giving us the best award: our customer’s approval. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed February 25, 2014

Like many others I consulted Trip Advisor before deciding on a restaurant and previous reviews helped me to decide on Camafeu........Upon arrival, the restaurant oozed a great ambiance and had the feel of family run restaurant. The service was friendly, attentive and timely but gave us time between courses, prices were reasonable, the food was excellent (my friend who accompanied me said it was the best Salmon he had ever tasted!). I would recommend a visit to anyone visiting Porto and wanting NOT to be disappointed with a restaurant.....Book early as it gets very busy after 9.30pm but with the whole rounded experience that is no surprise at all.....A sign of a great restaurant is that locals visit and plenty of Portuguese were in evidence on our visit.

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Thank 355LeeIreland
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anitasimoes, Proprietário at Camafeu, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2014

Dear Lee, it was really a pleasure to have you both in Camafeu. You were such nice customers, so we’re really happy that you have enjoyed your meal and felt comfortable and welcome to take your time to experienced Camafeu. Hope you could visit us again soon!

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Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Managed to have dinner from the second try, was very boutique style, good wine menu, nice service but the food itself quite ordinary, nothing to highlife or remember!

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anitasimoes, Proprietário at Camafeu, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2014

Thank you for your review, it’s nice for us to know what our customers think about us and keep us trying to do best each day. Hope to see you again!

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