A non-profit, non-hierarchical, cultural and environmental association. Name translates as 'House of the Vegetable Garden.' Offers vegan dishes using locally-grown vegetables, house-made bread, fresh juices, smath-batch beer and fermented ginger juices, and coffee. Events include language exchange, movie nights, concerts, poetry sessions, workshops and debates. Most Sundays benefit dinner is offered with a fixed price or buffet style dinner. NOTE: Please verify if still fully vegan. Open Tue-Thu 18:00-22:00, Fri-Sat 18:00-22:30. Hours may vary; call ahead. Kitchen closes earlier.

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127 Reviews

First Review by pedro jorge


Points +48

22 Sep 2023

Cozy with live music

The menu is not so big, but the food was great, we both had the cheeseburger with bean patty. Accompanied by very tasty coleslaw and baked potatoes. With someone playing Argentinian guitar in the background. We didn't make a reservation but were early enough to still hav a seat at a table as it's a small and popular place to enjoy the food and music.

Pros: Very tasty food, Great live music, Very cosy with card or board games

Cons: The staff seemed a bit off guard tonight, Quite small so it's best to make a reservation



Points +60

10 Sep 2023

Good vegan food and friendly folks!

Enjoyed dinner, good service, music and bought something from their shelve with local and/or for charity products.

I can recommend this place for its young and community driven flare. And the food was tasty!


Points +44

08 Sep 2023


Personale gentile e disponibile, cibo e vino molto buoni, ci sono spesso eventi di musica

Pros: Mood, Cibo, Musica


Points +33

30 Jul 2023

Love the concept

We loved the atmosphere and the concept of this place ❤️
Spend a cosy nice evening there with tasty food and Argentinian live music.


Points +46

11 Jul 2023

Great initiative, lovely people and good food

I love the purpose of Casa da Horta! After living for over 2 years fully vegan now, we were looking for a place to eat vegan in Porto. If you have the time and an open mind, I'm sure you will find good conversations, insights into the "real" Porto, and learn something about our duties for the environment.


Points +904

14 Jun 2023

Vinimos hace un tiempo pero teníamos que subir una reseña

Uno de los restaurantes que más nos gustó de Oporto, menús económicos y un sitio acogedor.

Pros: Totalmente vegano , Económico , Comida de calidad


Points +219

08 Jun 2023


You have a soup and two dishes and a cake to choose from.

The food was great, the portion size big, the pricez low. I recommend to try the fermented ginger drink!

The social centre also sells local art, fair trade coffee and club mate. It has cultur program like Wednesday animated movie night, jam sessions etc. There is a free shop where you can bring and take home clothes and shoes.

The service was run by international volunteers who were super nice and joyful.

Make sure to try to solve the weekly riddle you can win a coffee :)

Pros: great place, good food, nice people


Points +236

02 May 2023


I love this space and I'm always satisfied every time I go! the options are wonderful and depending on the day there are some thematic proposals for the restaurant… it is a very beautiful space for being in a kind of basement. the service is also wonderful and sometimes there are musicians playing wonderful things or reciting poetry. highly recommend! it is important to make a reservation as there are not many chairs and it can often be crowded

Pros: great price, good food , good service and good place


Points +353

21 Apr 2023

Delicious and cheap

Nice restaurant with good atmosphere. The food was very good and very cheap. We had a 2-person dinner for €22 total.

Pros: Fully vegan, Live music, Cheap


Points +188

26 Mar 2023

Very nice place for making new friends

I really appreciated this place where you can have dinner in a very informal way but also make news friends!

Pros: Vegan dishes home made , Very relaxed atmosphere , Nice staff


Points +180

21 Mar 2023

Tasty, Cheap & nice atmosphere!

We had a nice evening at Casa da Horta! Such a nice menue with cool irish music. We like!

Pros: 100% vegan, Live Music


Points +202

28 Feb 2023


Adoramos a casa da horta! a comida muito boa e barata! Adoramos o conceito e iremos voltar sem dúvida! Nessa noite calhou de haver um concerto e foi super divertido!

Pros: Boa comida , Barato , Concerto ao vivo

Cons: Nada a apontar


Points +125

12 Feb 2023

Great food.

I ate the dish of the day. This place has a great atmosphere. It’s not only a restaurant but also NGO that connects the local community with nature.


Points +65

01 Nov 2022

cheap and yummy

I really liked the vibe in that place, and the fact that it is non-profit makes it even better.
The food is very cheap and came quickly. I had the Francesinha. Although I never had Francesinha before, I'd say it was quite different to the original version. The filling was with smoked tofu and vegetables, instead of the usual meat and sausage. And the sauce was basically a tomato sauce, not "beery" at all. But overall I was very satisfied and full afterwards.


Points +15

Mostly Veg
25 Oct 2022


One of my favourite places in Porto by a mile. Delicious meals most often prepared by volunteers.

Pros: Good food , Cheap , Delicious

Cons: Only two choices per day


Points +46

21 Oct 2022


Pior francesinha e atendimento e que experienciei na vida. Uma pena pois o local tinha tudo para ser interessante.


Points +24

15 Oct 2022

Absolutely disgusting

I don't usually leave feedback, although I know I should, but this time I have no choice. This is the worst vegan restaurant I have tried in ages, absolutely no hygiene whatsoever, the food was insipid and the service terrible, I would recommend this restaurant to my worst enemy.

Pros: Average amount of vegan options

Cons: Unhygienic , Bad service , Tasteless food


Points +415

08 Oct 2022

Good place, NOT vegan

I love these places in portugal, social venues with good atmosphere and cheap prices.

We went on francesinha night and it was a bit disappointing because it was full of veggies. Which is ok if you know it beforehand, but I think it was a bad surprise, considering the options we have now to make a mock francesinha with tofu, seitan...

I saw other dishes like chickpea curry that looked and smelt great tho.

If I lived in Porto I'd be here all the time, but maybe not for the food. The staff was very friendly too.

Worth mentioning this place is not vegan, they sell products (like the francesinha) with regular cheese as well.

Updated from previous review on 2022-10-08

Pros: Cheap food and beer, Nice atmosphere

Cons: Not the best francesinha, Not vegan


Points +629

22 Sep 2022

Italian night

I originally went here 3 years ago and the restaurant had one option and it was my favourite restaurant I visited whilst I was there. I visited last week, the staff were welcoming and there was an Italian night on, I ordered the gnocchi which came with a salad. I really enjoyed the food however everyone else was there were in big groups and the vibe was a bit off - so wasn’t ideal for a solo traveller.

Pros: Vegan menu , Great concept , Very cheap

Cons: Too social an atmosphere for solo travellers


Points +786

17 Aug 2022

Healthy but normal food

It’s an alternative and social place. Worth the visit.
The food is filling but it depends on the day what’s on the menu. The food we had was nothing special but it tasted good.

Pros: Everything should be vegan, Fair pricing , A place for the common good


Points +87

12 Aug 2022


Small simple place next to the riveria. Had a nice dinner, enjoyed a concert playing at the background. Very reasonable price. Thank you!


Points +907

03 Jul 2022

Riquísimo y muy económico

Es una cooperativa 100% vegana.
Tienen una carta corta pero con opción de menú con entrada, primer plato, plato principal y postre todo a 8/10 euros.
Muy rico y completo.


Points +982

22 Jun 2022

Cool concept, not the best food

I love the concept and prices were very cheap, but the food itself wasn’t very flavorful and my starter was so salty I almost couldn’t eat it. More for the community than quality of food


Points +1855

08 Jun 2022

Constantly shifting anarchist place

Worth taking a look even if you're not going to dine there. But if you do, it's cheap, central and unexpected.


Points +21

06 Jun 2022

Main was served before I finished my starter

When I was still in the middle of eating my starter (and not even almost finished), the waiter, without asking/checking to see if I'm ready, just gives me my main, and thus I had to abandon my starter in order to eat main before it went cold. However, the main I got (tofu curry) had some roasted tofu on the side, which was much colder than the curry, and the aubergines and rice were also notably colder than the curry, which made the dish quite unpalatable. As well as this, the main was served sloppily in my opinion. However, everything is relatively cheap and there is a nice ambiance in the place.

Pros: Fully vegan, Relatively inexpensive, Nice ambiance

Cons: Rice, tofu, aubergine were cold, Main served when I wasn't finished my starter, Food (tofu curry) was presented sloppily


Points +116

21 Apr 2022

Love the concept!

I enjoyed my time here, the food was great and very affordable. ❤️

Pros: Everybody is welcome, even the homeless!❤️


Points +112

08 Apr 2022

Unbedingt vorbei gehen

Es ist super lecker! Tolles Konzept! Und super schön eingerichtet!

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