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Rua Serpa Pinto 22 R/C, Horta, Faial Island 9900-095, Portugal
292391026
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  • 31
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  • 8
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  • 7
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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
Local restaurant falls a bit short!

We went in for lunch around 1pm and asked what was the plate of the day and were told it was over. They open at noon and close at 3, so we ordered from the menu. Staff did not speak English, but we managed to order. The food was just OK and the bill was 35 Euros. Everybody in the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kirk L
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went in for lunch around 1pm and asked what was the plate of the day and were told it was over. They open at noon and close at 3, so we ordered from the menu. Staff did not speak English, but we managed to order. The food was just OK and the bill was 35 Euros. Everybody in the... More 

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Thank Kirk L
Coimbra, Portugal
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I lunched here on New Years Eve. My tomato soup and bacalhau with a half litre of draft red wine were excellent value at less than 12 euros. What made the experience special was the kindness of the owner who phoned around to find out which restaurants would be open the next day. It helps if you speak portugues, as... More 

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Thank Cakeij11
Horta, Portugal
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

The food and atmosphere was excellent. However, the server was not at all friendly or very pleasant. Did not check back to make sure everything was ok and we had to wait forever to get the check. It was not that there was a language/communication issue as many reviewers mentioned because I was with a local. With that said, the... More 

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Thank 2doggieboys
Darwen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Enjoyed a pleasant simple meal here... Service prompt, but as other reviewers have commented, staff have no English, so communication not easy... Would have liked to try the yams, but in spite of arriving early for supper, the yams had gone... Ah, well....

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Thank Jane P
Lisbon, Portugal
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

We had local cheese and corn bread/cake for starters. For main, we ordered grilled tuna and grilled steak. Everything was delicious and the portions were very generous. They have a nice selection of local and regional wines. The decoration is rural, which really fits a place where you can taste local food. The seasoned and kind staff is the cherry... More 

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Thank rgsimoes
Rochester, New York
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2,167 reviews
1,450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 695 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We ate here on our last night in Horta, and found the place just by walking around the back street. The restaurant is pretty inside, and menu contains the traditional Portuguese food. However, one disadvantage to eating here (for an American) is that they spoke NO ENGLISH AT ALL. I tried getting an extra plate, but even sign language would... More 

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Thank Larry W
Genova
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

I've been here three times now after three hard days' work, and every time I ate wonderful steaks. Beef steak, swordfish steak, tuna steak, all three were excellent, awesomely cooked with great side dishes. Sopa do dia is always excellent as well (the main vegetable vary from day to day, you'll have to ask) and the passion fruit cream is... More 

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Thank Andrea R
Horta, Portugal
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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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Thank Hauskn
Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

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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Thank Frank L
Paris, France
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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