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Restaurante A Arvore

Rua da Conceicao, 23, Horta, Faial Island, Portugal
00351 292 392500
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Ranked #7 of 24 Restaurants in Horta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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81% Recommend
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Bethesda, Maryland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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201 reviews 201 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Advertises a €7 buffet. If you are hungry and don’t want to risk having the slow service you sometimes get in the Azores, this may be the answer. However, the food was basic and not all particularly hot or tasty. Bread is included, but once you add on the wine, water and dessert, you could get a much more appetising... More

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Genoa, Italy
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We patronized a Arvore twice in August 2013. Both times we had excellent buffet lunches, once the famous cozido a portuguesa with the best quality wine bottle of our Azores tour.

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Bernalillo, New Mexico
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179 reviews 179 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We visited four years ago, and were so pleased to find this terrific restaurant once again. Fortunately we were in town on a Thursday evening, so were able to enjoy the wonderful cozida night, but I think any night would be good. The hard part is taking small enough portions to be able to try all the wonderful local specialties.... More

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Ashford, Kent
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We went on a Thursday which was 'cozida' night. The owner had spent all day slow roasting all kinds of meat, pork, beef, blood sausage, normal sausage, cabbage, potatoes, sweet potatoes etc. and for €7 you could eat as much as you liked! It was very tasty and friendly and if you could manage it, puddings were available for a... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

It was recommended to me to go for their Thursday luch. It was certainly not a disapointment. At arrival it was packed with locals and I was just able to find a seat sharing a large table with others. Their buffet of 'Cozido' (traditional stew) was really good and made me skip dinner later that day.

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