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rua assumada, Faja Grande, Flores, Portugal
2925522217
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
cosy, but disappointing and overpriced

we went to this place following the enthusiastic reviews. The place is indeed nice and cosy, but the food is quite disappointing. First of all, almost everything on Flores is bio, so not a big deal; second, the food was really basic and overpriced (eg a small bowl of soup made of carrot and cabbage... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2014
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Brussels, Belgium
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

We walked up to the Vigia da Baleia and decided to lunch here on the way back... We enjoyed it so much that we came back for the following two nights and always had different dishes and desserts and we loved all of them. The owner is another Italian, very nice person. The selection of the house as an entree... More 

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Bologna, Italy
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Really nice place, with mostly vegetarian cuisine made with fresh ingredients! I went there for dinner with my partner and we both really enjoyed the food, the place and the service! The owner is a really nice lady from Italy (like us) and it has been really nice talking to her. I really recommend it!

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Milan, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The only restaurant in the Azores where you can eat some healthy and vegetarian food! Sometimes you can get also meat or fish, it depends if any cow has been recently killed or any fisherman went to catch any fish, but for sure you won't get any frozen food! The menu include also some oriental dishes, we where very happy... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Bologna, Italy
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The restaurant is owned by an Italian lady but the food is far far away from Italian standards. It is mainly a vegetarian restaurant (so if you are vegetarian you may like it) but my low rating is not related to this. If served in Italy most of the food would be returned back to the chef. Considering the average... More 

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Bergen
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252 reviews 252 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The first night in Faja Grande we went to this restaurant. It's located in a small cosy house in the outskirts of the village. The interior is also very nice. But it stops there! The service was very slow and not very welcoming. We ordered pancakes as out first course. We got some tiny "things" which looked like an old... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

we went to this place following the enthusiastic reviews. The place is indeed nice and cosy, but the food is quite disappointing. First of all, almost everything on Flores is bio, so not a big deal; second, the food was really basic and overpriced (eg a small bowl of soup made of carrot and cabbage and probably nothing else costs... More 

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Brasschaat
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Most beautiful restaurant in Flores. Very cosy. Romantic little garden. Good Italian cuisine in a beautiful setting.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

A small place where the owner serves mainly vegetarian food of really good quality. We came here 2 nights in a row and had great food both times. If you are on the island you must visit.

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I ate here three nights in a row (there aren't many places to choose from, but even so, this place really stood out). Monica is a very welcoming host, who does everything, from showing you to your table, to taking your order, to cooking your meal and doing the washing up! Italian influenced cooking with local ingredients - exceptionally fresh... More 

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Paris, France
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

This was the really best restaurant we had in Azores! Only fresh & local products, all was very fresh, it was perfect! We went twice, and you should taste the "segreto di dama", so great desert!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: rua assumada, Faja Grande, Flores, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Flores  >  Faja Grande
  • Phone Number: 2925522217
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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