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Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano

Rua de Pedro Hispano 1196, Porto 4250-365, Portugal
+351 22 830 1813
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seitan” (23 reviews)
“risotto” (38 reviews)
“steak” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Rua de Pedro Hispano 1196, Porto 4250-365, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Now I don't often say this but this is a really excellent place. All the food we ordered was tasty, well served and in impeccable surroundings. It wasn't rushed but not too slow and they genuinely made us feel welcome. It is a bit out...More

1  Thank philli1
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Its such a great honnor for us what you say in your review. Thank's a lot!!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here last night following TA reviews. Its a bit out of town but it was worth the journey. The restaurant looks lovely, the staf were helpful and the pace of evening was just right for us. We are veggies and its such a...More

Thank Sopp
Essencia R, Gestor at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

All the team was very happy about your review !!! Thank you so much and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped by for lunch after reading the great reviews, and I was far from disappointed. Seated in the cozy, little backyard I enjoyed the non veggie menu. The cod was fantastic. Service could not have been better and the food was really affordable at...More

1  Thank Thor-André A
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was a pleasure to have you here with us. Thank you very much for your review and recomendation!!

Reviewed 15 May 2018

I dragged my friends here so I could get a decent vegan meal on my birthday during our stay in Porto and they all ended up loving it. There are vegan, vegetarian and even a couple of meat options which i was surprised about. The...More

1  Thank BritFoodie
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

It was really amazing to read your great review. Thank's a lot and hope to see you again !

Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Last night my partner and I went to this restaurant, because of the raving reviews and we weren't disappointed. Luckily we made a reservation, because the restaurant was full. We had a wonderful evening. The service is excellent: the staff is friendly and thoughtful, and...More

1  Thank SunSunSunSunsun
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Your review is amazing!!! We are very happy. Thank you so much. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in the near future.

Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

First things first make sure you book as otherwise you probably won't get a table . Vast selection of veggie&vegan dishes and even a few carnivore dishes ,if you have somebody that way inclined in your party . We sat inside and it was very...More

1  Thank Stephen P
Essencia R, Gestor at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

We are very glad with your positive comments. Thank you so much!

Reviewed 2 May 2018

The food was good. Nice atmosphere. Puddings could have been better (not bad, but not amazing). But overall a very nice place to eat, especially if you are veggie or vegan.

Thank Katie K
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you Katie, we will try to improve the pudding! :)

Reviewed 27 April 2018

It was my first time at Essencia because I’m not a Vegetarian enthusiastic. I couldn’t be more wrong. This restaurant is excellent, and you can eat meet as well. But you have great vegetarian amazing starters and main courses variety. The staff also great and...More

1  Thank JoseSM
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

What can we say? We are very happy with your "enthusiastic" review. Thank you so much and we will be waiting for your return...

Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

The restaurant was full from the moment we arrived to the moment we left, which is always a good sign. Theres a great selection of vegetarian options, as well as non-veggy options. I went for one of the risottos which was amazing. Portions are nicely...More

1  Thank Rodrigo B
essencia2015, Gerente at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thanks so much for your excellent review!!. We will be waiting for your next visit to Essencia...

Reviewed 17 April 2018

Well yesterday was my first time in this cozy restaurant. I have loved the space, the food, everything. On my next trip to Porto I will definitely try it again. This time I did not had time for dessert but on a next time I...More

1  Thank Luzia C
Essencia R, Gestor at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

We feel very happy that you enjoied !! Thank you very much and hope to see you again...

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Rajiv S
23 June 2018|
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Response from Stephen P | Reviewed this property |
No dress code
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sineadobm
2 May 2018|
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Response from Essencia R | Property representative |
Sorry but we only saw your question now. We are open everyday except sundays and holidays. At lunch we only accept reservations fron the fork on saturdays. Thank you very much.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$38
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua de Pedro Hispano 1196, Porto 4250-365, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Northern Portugal  >  Porto District  >  Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 22 830 1813
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