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Restaurante Celta Endovelico
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Ranked #40 of 1,994 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $23
Cuisines: French, Portuguese
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Endovelicus Celta Restaurant is a cozy and different space in the heart of Porto . Inspiration Celtic offers delicious Lusitanas and Bret specialties. The Cider , the Mead , the Craft Beers and wines occupy a prominent place in this innovative space. Come taste our delicious and varied galettes of Bulgur Wheat , our crepes with caramel au beurre sale and the already famous cream of Portugal . Feel comfortable in this space protected by the Celts gods .
Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

We are Australian. My husband + I ate here last night. We had such fun as it was the owner's birthday. They included us in their festivities which was lovely of them. The food was second to none. We had the tapas - stuffed mushrooms with tomatoes + goat cheese, steamed pork + another dish which was sausage wrapped in filo pastry. We enjoyed it so much we brought our Aussie travelling companions back tonight to experience it too. It was as good as last night. We ordered the stuffed mushrooms + pork again but swapped the pastry for smoked salmon, cod + meatballs - 6 dishes in all. Absolutely superb!! They bought out some fun costumes with swords for us to play act with for photo opportunities. They are extremely friendly restauranteurs with great staff. We can only hope they continue to go from strength to strength as they deserve a terrific review + wonderful success. Magic job Endovelico!!

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Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

We went with the tapas and it was great. If you're using apple maps to get there keep in mind that it took us to the wrong part of the street - trip advisor map has the correct location.

1  Thank Matt A
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Reviewed April 12, 2017

This restaurant uses Facebook as its web page and the most important thing about this web page is that it shows the three principals with whom we interacted and whose enthusiasm for what they were doing was contagious. I could not leave without a “man-hug” from one of the guys and Celtic hug with a two-cheek kiss from the woman who was dressed in Celtic attire!

While it might have been nice to sit in the front room of this tiny place with a very tiny kitchen, we were enthralled with being in the back room at a table for two with a 14 person Porto-family group and a 10 person Forty-something group of Brits! The former was celebrating some event that latter were just having fun which got just a bit more cautious as the “man-hug” guy brought out the two Celtic swords and demonstrated how the Celts slew the Romans! There was wonderful banter and the Porto-family had energetic kids and their grandparents as well as a couple of other relatives.

I expect some readers are more interested in the food that was offered than the ambiance that we, perhaps not others, experienced. The first thing: everything we saw was served on wooden platters of an appropriate shape. Some of the food is served flambé. All the food seems inspired by Portuguese and Celtic traditions – fusion might be a term that applies.

We were guided by the guy in kilts and the lady-in-waiting about how much to order with the understanding that we could always add something if we wanted more. Our order turned out the be perfect in amount and in flavor/preparation/innovation.
We began with a tuna paste/mousse on small breads. Next came the chorizo en flambé with its special dipping sauce. The next two items came at the same time. A cut of pork between two bread slices soaked in a delicious dark sauce was very well seasoned and pleasing. The goat cheese/herbs stuffed mushrooms were also wonderful and very large. Perhaps the best that can be said about these mushrooms is that they were perfect before the chef got his hands on them and afterwards they were even better.

So, all of this was served with great energy by the “Jester!” He did not wear a kilt nor did he dress in drag – no, he was his shaggy self and had a personality that should be bottled and sold to anyone who might be on the verge of a depression. This guy was multi-lingual, knowledgeable about the menu, and could serve all 28 people in that back room, sometimes simultaneously – and he always kept my beer glass and my wife’s wine glass full!

We had dessert partly because we didn’t want to leave. It was too much fun being in the company of these people. The dessert choices were not especially special although I looked at some served to others and thought they were nicely presented. We chose to have ice cream. My wife took lemon. I took the sweet rice ice cream! What, you may well ask is this “sweet rice” ice cream? Well, it’s beyond vanilla and just short of sake but it’s not laced with any alcohol.

Would you believe that this meal cost under 50 euros?

Not only that but it came with hugs and kisses.

This may not be a place for everyone and there may not be nights like the one we had, but, if you happen to luck out – enjoy and remember, as T.S. Garp reminded us, everything!

My only regret is that I never learned if the Brits were there as part of a garden club – think 40-year-old calendar men/women – or as a bowling team or as swingers. I guess somethings are best left unknown.

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Reviewed April 9, 2017

My husband and I ate here after a day touring the Douro Valley. We were pleasantly surprised to find a menu with food from Britanny such as galette. It was delicious. In addition, our server was entertaining us with Celtic stories. He showed up at our table with a sword and after our meal he was offering to let us try on Celtic helmets. We had a great time with delicious food and entertaining server.

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1  Thank Micheline D
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Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

We ended up here without knowing it was a Celtic-themed restaurant. The food was great (huge portions), a lot of choices for vegetarians as well. The woman who served us was extremely friendly and helpful. We ate some tapas (see pictures), a huge chicken salad and meatballs with cilantro and cumin and patatas bravas (fries) with a nice spicy sauce. We paid about 50 euros.

Thank Kathleen V
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