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Em Carne Viva
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Ranked #131 of 1,661 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $28
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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.
Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“veggy luxury”
Reviewed March 31, 2014

the 3 storied house is beautifully decorated, the menu creative and the food excellent.
friendly but discrete staff, suggestive lighting provides this restaurant with the perfect atmosphere for either a quiet or a romantic dinner.

Visited March 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Perfect vegetarian restaurant even if you are not vegetarian”
Reviewed March 17, 2014

First able a small remark: I am not vegetarian. But this vegetarian restaurant is a must: the food is great, a beautiful garden/ terrace and an amazing service.

We went there for lunch and the lunch menu has an amazing relationship between quality and price. I chose a vegetarian version of a "very meat" portuguese traditional dish: Rojões. The taste, the details and the flavour were all there.

The service was also quick and very nice: the place was full and we all chose the lunch menu which has 2 options for main dish. We will come back there for sure

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Hugo S
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Porto, Portugal
2 reviews
“The perfect vegetarian restaurant”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

I first have to admit I’m addicted to meat. I was expecting to end my meal and feel something missing, but that didn’t happen. On the contrary, it was a remarkable meal.

The place is extraordinary and the personal is very welcome. I really feel I was guest in my friend home.

Just the building deserves a visit. Someone that does not feel comfortable with vegetarian food should go there for the building, but expect to be surprised by the food.
Price is not small, but very cheap for the experience quality.

  • Visited November 2013
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