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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
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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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1 - 10 of 391 reviews

Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We just had an amazing time in the restaurant. We arrived without a booking (7 of us), there was no problem to have a table which was lucky because mid dinner the restaurant was already full. Everyone was extremely nice and the food just delicious!...More

1  Thank Zofia O
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

It was with great pleasure we read your review, thank you very much

Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

The dishes are very tasty, made with a sophisticated combination of ingredients. The staff is professional and the restaurant has an elegant and relaxing atmosphere. We will be back soon!

1  Thank AlessaCe
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you so much for all your good references. We will be waiting for you...

Reviewed 7 January 2018

This restaurant was absolutely perfect for our group of friends which comprises an (almost) vegan, several vegetarians, a carnivore and me, a veggie (by choice) who also needs to be gluten-free (courtesy of coeliac disease). In most cases it means that one or several of...More

2  Thank Maria B
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

It's wonderfull for us to know you apreciated our concept ( vegetarian and non vegetarian), and you had your goal in Essencia. Thank tou very much and we hope to see you again !

Reviewed 6 January 2018

Four of us visited this restaurant - three vegetarians, one of whom is also celiac, and a carnivore with a vengeance. The vegetarian food was excellent as we might expect but what made this particularly satisfying for us was that our carnivorous comrade also found...More

1  Thank Brian H
Reviewed 27 December 2017

When in Rome... So, I tried all vegetarian courses I was entitled to with my menu. Each and every single one of them was made with such care, they were so delightful to look at and very tasty. I found out I do not like...More

1  Thank HelloiseEliot
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

We were so , but so happy with your review ! It's a pleasure to know you had your goal. Thank you very much and if you come to Porto another time we hope you come here. A very good new year!!!

Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

A paradise for vegetarian food, they do a 3 course menu which is set with a few options. You can choose the combinations of starters, main course and desert. The food is simply delicious, with very artistic presentation. The service is excellent

Thank Eksar
Essencia R, Manager at Essencia Restaurante Vegetariano, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Thank's a lot for your excellente review ! If you can come at dinner we have plenty of choices ...

Reviewed 29 November 2017

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 5 December 2017

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

Reviewed 20 November 2017 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 21 November 2017

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

Reviewed 20 November 2017 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 21 November 2017

What a GREAT review!! Thank you very much.

Reviewed 18 November 2017 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 21 November 2017

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!

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, 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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