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Rua Serpa Pinto 22 R/C, Horta, Faial Island 9900-095, Portugal
292391026
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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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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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

I had lunch and dinner at the restaurant both of which were excellant including baby lulas (squid) sauteed in a sea of butter and were the very best I have ever eaten. Service was efficient and reasonably quick. Would certainly return

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Local clients mixed with tourists. Nice owner, good plate of local fish food in a simple cafe style restaurant

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I visited this place twice for dinner. And also it was the first restaurant I've tried in Horta. The first time I ordered half fried mackerels with veg salad,no potato(too small appetite)which was sooooo tasty! And had passion fruit ice cream as desert. And the second time I had grilled red fish with salad,the fish was unfortunately over cooked on... More 

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

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  • 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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