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“Hip little place”
Review of Casa da Horta

Casa da Horta
Ranked #419 of 1,904 Restaurants in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$11
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Casa Da Horta is a cultural and environmental association, based on local action with a horizontal decision making structure. It aims to search and create alternative ways of living questioning the existing layers of culture, habits, lifestyles and political state.In our kitchen where is no chefs, waiters or cooks, we prepare mostly local vegan or vegetarian dishes, as a response to the exploitation of animals, humans and environment in food production around the world. We get vegetables from local farmers - Raizes, Agitadoras de Alquimias project and family farmers Joaquim and Rosa Lima and Sr. Alexandre. Fernando Paiva brings us home made apple, elderberry or grape juices. You can also drink the artesanal beer "Sovina" from local producers in Porto and we have coffee from Zapatistas! We serve lunches and dinners from Tuesday to Saturday. On Fridays we do Francesinha Vegetariana - typical Porto dish, made using sheep cheese from Tras os Montes small farm. Saturday is dedicated to special menu (various cuisines from around the world, regions, or some other theme. On Wednesdays we have movies and other activities you can check in our calendar.
Reviewed 30 March 2014

My girlfriend and I went for dinner twice while staying in Porto. The menu is usually an entree (We had Gaspaccio for 1.20) and a choice of two mains followed by a choice of 2 or 3 desserts. The food changes quite a lot each night as there are generally different people in charge of the kitchen each evening. We ate 3 courses both nights, with a bottle of wine and our bill didn't exceed 20 euros. The people who work there are lovely and the ambience of the old room is very cosy.

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1  Thank Jimwilson2
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

In Porto it's not common to find a vegan restaurant, not even vegan food. In most places you ask for a vegetable soup and sometimes it has bacon or "chouriço" on it. So here you can rest your mind, don't worry, it's safe to eat, it's all Vegan. And if it's not, they will warn you (they use sheep cheese from Tras os Montes small farm for the Francesinha).
The food it's very good and cheap. The staff it's friendly and there's always something happening.

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2  Thank Ana B
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

Look, I get that vegetarianism and veganism can be a political stance in countries where they're fairly new ideas, but at some stage veg*nism has to become normalised as a food choice rather than as a political one. Until then, the food takes a back seat to the politics.

This is a cool, hippy collective where like minded people can go and engage in some politicking, but when your horizontal decision making structures dictate 'no chef, no kitchenhand' in the kitchen, you end up with less than stellar food. Even Marx would have suggested a good chef selected on merit rather than whoever happened to feel like volunteering on the day - from each according to their abilities, etc.

In short, great vibe, but terrible food.

2  Thank RobMered
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Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

Nice atmosphere in a cellar. Completely hipster (international, yukulele and veggie), amazingly cheap (menu at 8euro). A must try!

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Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

Nice restaurant ,very causy in the cellar. good service, amazing atmosphere, food simple but good and healthy. All for a cheap price. Will definitely come back!

1  Thank Thierry C
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