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Rua Serpa Pinto 22 R/C, Horta, Faial Island 9900-095, Portugal
292391026
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Unpretentious place offers great local fare

Visited this place with four other hungry yachtsmen looking for local fare and weren't disappointed. I loved the linguica and the blood sausage was really tasty. I tried the grilled squid and wasn't disappointed. Typical of Portugal the portions were generous with plenty of bread and potatoes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
CinciTom
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Horta, Portugal
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We ordered tuna, but it was dry and very disappointing. None of the other dishes ordered by our party were enjoyed.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This has to be the best place we tried when traveling in the Azores. So nice that we even went twice. First time the restaurant was packed, but the staff got out of their way to set up a table for the 4 of us. Very nice service until the end with good recommendations. They didn't have cool bottles of... More 

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Paris, France
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Most of the food comes from the freezer and is not local. Very low quality and poor service. Many guides recommend it but it' s not justified

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Visited this place with four other hungry yachtsmen looking for local fare and weren't disappointed. I loved the linguica and the blood sausage was really tasty. I tried the grilled squid and wasn't disappointed. Typical of Portugal the portions were generous with plenty of bread and potatoes. All pronounced this a capital place and left satisfied.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Very typical restaurant with a friendly service by the staff. You have a large choice of meat & fish dishes. I recommend lapas as a starter and fish as the main dish. If possible, book a table in advance as it's often full house.

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Boston (well, an hour south)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Enjoy trying authentic cuisines? I went here with the family and everyone enjoyed their meal. From octopus (best I've had) to beef to quail, everyone gobbled their food with a smile. If you like polvo (octopus), you have to try it here - the moilho was so flavorful, I couldn't stop from dunking my bread in it!

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Konstancin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Blood sausage and local quail make this the place to go for local dishes (non seafood). Waiter did not speak English but menu was partially in English - so very local.

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Our hotel manager recommended Medalhas for inexpensive dining. I'm glad he did. I used the opportunity to try several local sausages and local cheeses. They were kind enough to send out samplers of the sausage dishes so I could pick which one to order. A tasty local dinner at a very reasonable price. This is the kind of place I... More 

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Fonthill, ON
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The waiter would not accept our choice of wine. He insisted on bringing another. French fries and rice is starch overkill. There are better restaurants in Horta with more pleasant staff.

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Hampshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Had a nice dinner here with friends. Mixed platter of local cheeses to share as a starter then I had the roast quail which was really delicious. Good atmosphere, friendly staff. Recommended.

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Serpa Pinto 22 R/C, Horta, Faial Island 9900-095, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Faial Island  >  Horta
  • Phone Number: 292391026

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