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Restaurante A Arvore

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Rua Da Conceicao, 23, Horta, Faial Island 9900-080, Portugal
+351292392500
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Recommended

Go for the lunchtime buffet. The Owner is "a character" who loves his work, loves cooking and wants his customers to enjoy what has been prepared. The buffet was a choice of about 10 hot dishes and you can eat as much as you want for 7.50€. Choice of homemade desserts for 2.50€ each. Evenings is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2014
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Horta, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Árvore Restaurant is the best place in Faial for traditional azorean food. The menu is varied but allways with a clear "home cooking" feel. The restaurant works with an open table, sel-service, meaning that you can eat as much as you want, second, third and more servings are encourajed by the owner / Chef / Waiter, which is very nice,... More 

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Paris, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We went here for dinner during low season and I think we were the only 2 customers the nice gentleman had all night. The dinner buffet was a mix of 10 or 12 dishes from beef stew to fish to pork. There is rice and salad too Bread is available as well as several desserts on a separate table. The... More 

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Lombardore (TO)
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100 reviews 100 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I stayed three nights in Horta, and I had dinner twice here. This restaurant, placed near the central area of Horta, few walking steps from the marina, is just what you need for having a good and decent dinner in Horta, which is not an easy place where finding good restaurants. This restaurant is a self service, and you can... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Go for the lunchtime buffet. The Owner is "a character" who loves his work, loves cooking and wants his customers to enjoy what has been prepared. The buffet was a choice of about 10 hot dishes and you can eat as much as you want for 7.50€. Choice of homemade desserts for 2.50€ each. Evenings is again the buffet but... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Variety on the buffet, it was an excellent price at only €7.nice owner although he didn't speak much English.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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97 reviews 97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This a nice place to go to try some local cuisine. It's like eating at a friend's house, the atmosphere is clean and cute. The meal is 7Euro pp and 2.50 Euro pp for dessert with drinks extra so it's definitely a steal as far as price. The owner is very friendly and explains all the dishes. There isn't many... More 

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Viareggio, Italy
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143 reviews 143 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I discovered this restaurant during my second visit in Horta. It is perhaps the best valued reastaurant in town. They serve a la carte for dinner but they are mostly popular for their superb buffet lunch. For 7€ (drinks and sweets not included) a broad choice of meat, fish, stews, vegetables is served. The atmosphere is irresistibly azorean. Recommended

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Montreal, Canada
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a local mini-buffet and is well worth your visit. Try a variety of local meat/fish dishes. Owner is most welcoming & helpful.

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YYC
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201 reviews 201 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We went there based upon reviews here. Best we can say, we cannot complain about the price. dinner for 7 EUR plus wine per person. Not fancy food, but honest and copious for the money. Funny thing was, owner was talking to people at the table behind us complaining bitterly on how unfair some of the reviews on tripadvisor were.... More 

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wildwood
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10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Stopped in for Thursday lunch buffet. The owner was super friendly and welcoming. Buffet was hot and delicious. Took one plate of food, and the owner told us we should go up five more times! Best desserts ( rice pudding a specialty). Really a wonderful experience.

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  • Address: Rua Da Conceicao, 23, Horta, Faial Island 9900-080, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Faial Island  >  Horta
  • Phone Number: +351292392500

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