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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
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seitan” (24 reviews)
“risotto” (34 reviews)
“tofu” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Delicatessen, 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

Great place, very cosy with a very nice garden for a meal outside when the weather allows it. The service is efficient and friendly, the food exceptional!!!

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

Thank you so much, it was with great pleasure that we read your good comments

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to finally have a great, complete, vegetarian meal in Porto. Service and atmosphere are amazing.

Thank Zack J
Essencia R, Gestor at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great to read your review ! Thank's a lot!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's very difficult to find good vegetarian food in an area famous for it's pork and seafood. Here my boyfriend and I enjoyed a delicious and nutritious 3 course meal for a total of only around €30. Simply spectacular food, amazing service. It's not just...More

Thank Shannon K
Essencia R, Gestor at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a GREAT review!! Thank you very much.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best vegetarian reataurant Ive been to! Very friendly and considerate service, good wine, the food is amazing, it was a real feast. I highly recommend goat cheese starter, main with quinoa and cardamon tart/ brownie with lemon ice cream for dessert. The prices are...More

Thank Agata F
Essencia R, Gestor at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank's a lot for your great review. It's very exciting for us to read what you say about Essencia. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You shouldn't miss this gourmet place in Porto! Menu is creative and food itself is delicious and even when you are absolutely full after main course, you can not say no to amazing desserts! Have I mentioned tasty starters? Interior of restaurant has the style...More

Thank Jana P
Essencia R, Gestor at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

OH! Thank you very much for all the good references you write about us. Hope to see you again one day...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't not come here! The food was amazing and beautiful and fresh. One of the best meals I've had in a long time. The reviews are right! Elise, our server, was very kind and knowledgable and told us about the good wines and where to...More

Thank letsgosunset
Essencia R, Gestor at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It's wonderfull for us to know you had your goal in Essencia. All the staff apreciate very much your review. Thank you very much.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was really good. It's mostly vegetarian but there are some meat dishes. The risotto was great. The cardamom tart was great. I did not find the quinoa dish great but it was good. I would go back for sure but I can't say...More

Thank Eric G
Essencia R, Gestor at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Eric for your nice evaluation We mostly agree with you :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant a week ago when me and my partner visited Portugal and we LOVED it! As a non vegetarian I wasn't sure what to have so I picked any, and it was awesome. My partner is a vegetarian and loved everything she saw...More

Thank Courtney H
Essencia R, Gestor at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much Courtney for your good words!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great evening at the Essencia. The food was very very good, from starters to desserts. Additionally the staff was so kind and friendly, they made the great dinner even better. Thank you so much

Thank ericfesterling
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your excelente review and we are very happy to know you had a great evening with us !!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing, Amazing!! I ate here for both lunch and dinner and both were incredible. Service was excellent, food was fresh and delicious, and there was so much choice as a vegetarian. Can’t recommend enough!

Thank Tanialeec
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

What a great review! It's a big pleasure for all of us to know you had your goal in Essencia. Thank's a lot . Amazing!!

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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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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