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“An absolute gem - best restaurant in Porto”
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 June 27, 2014

My wife & I made a reservation here entirely due to other T/A reviews, so glad we did. Delightful small restaurant on the first floor overlooking a lovely quiet square. Such caring service, wonderful food - try the baked octopus! Lovely wine and sensible prices. We could't fault it, so we went back for a second night, it was probably even better! Its easy to miss though, it has no real street presence, just a single door with the menu on, and no signage to send you upstairs if you cant find it, give them a call they speak good english. You will like it!

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to make a review about our restaurant. We feel really pleased that you have enjoyed your time in Camafeu. It’s good to feel that we are making it right! It’s the best feeling for us!

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Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Found it yesterday by a chance, and loved it so much that came back again tonight. The ambiance, service, and first and foremost, the food is just fantastic! Best restaurant in Porto and not only. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to make a review about our restaurant. We feel really pleased that you have enjoyed your time in Camafeu. It’s good to feel that we are making it right! It’s the best feeling for us!

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Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Best food in Porto.
Felt like I was in some friendly family house! Would visit every time I am in Porto! Service was unbelievable!

1  Thank Ed119
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

I had my special birthday dinner with a group of friends from Australia here. Anita handle my short notice booking and designed a superb set menu for us.
From the moment we step in to the restaurant, we are felt welcome and the table setting is elegant, overlooking the square below.
All the courses are well balance and of top quality. I can't thank the staffs for their attentive, professional service. For this level of service and food, I will have to pay at least double the price in Australia.
Thanks again for making our night memorable and special.

3  Thank Kewasian
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Reviewed June 20, 2014

We discovered Camafeu on our previous visit to Porto and it was certainly one of the experiences we were most looking forward to on our return. Looking at other reviews the standard has been consistently high and it is clear that the restaurant has now firmly established itself as a major force on the Porto restaurant scene and quite rightly so.

The food was excellent, the atmosphere welcoming and relaxing (unlike a lot of high-end restaurants) and the prices extremely reasonable for a meal of such quality. The staff set out to make their customers feel special. All in all the 'Camafeu experience' is one that will last long in the memory - here's to the next time.

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