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Essência Lusa

Restaurant | €€-€€€

Located on one of the most traditional streets of Porto downtown, near the Ribeira, is the Essência Lusa Restaurant.

This restaurant has its location in one of the buildings recovered from the Historical Center and presents a traditional and minimalist decoration with the "historical" stone walls that give it a special charm and make the room cozy and pleasant.

The menu at the entrance invites you to enter who wants to delight with the typical Portuguese cuisine made by D. Carmo. Here are privileged Portuguese products and homemade cooking. Some of the specialties are the Caldo Verde, the Fish and Seafood Stew, the Octopus à Lagareiro with potatoes, the Cod in the oven, the Traditional fried Pork Meat, Tripas à moda do Porto and the famous Francesinha, all dishes made on the spot and accompanied by good wines. To finish, their homemade desserts.

The average price per person is around €15.

  • Ribeira
  • Traditional


Rua de São João, 85
4050-553 Porto

910 744 839


10€ to 25€
Historic & Center