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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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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great azorean "cozido" on thursdays

This place usually offers buffet lunch and dinner, and thursday is the day if you wanna try the very local azorean "cozido", a typical azorean dish with lots of meat (sausage -linguiça, morcela-, pork ribs, beef, chicken), potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots and cabbage. All that in a very nice and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2015
MHE8315
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

This place usually offers buffet lunch and dinner, and thursday is the day if you wanna try the very local azorean "cozido", a typical azorean dish with lots of meat (sausage -linguiça, morcela-, pork ribs, beef, chicken), potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots and cabbage. All that in a very nice and cosy place with stone arches. It's small, though, so be... More 

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Texas
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144 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

What a wonderful find! We were looking to experience a taste of the local cuisine while in Horta and we found this place on Trip Advisor. After making a few inquiries with locals and our hostess at the guesthouse we settled on this place and we are so happy we did. We walked over to Restaurante A Arvore through pleasant... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

If you're hungry and in a rush, this is good place to eat. Here, it's certainly quantity over quality. There is a buffet with below-the-average local dishes, which you can pick from and eat as much as you want for only 7.5eur. Desserts are not included and will cost you extra 2.5eur for a buffet. You can skip this place... More 

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Thank rgsimoes
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

An authentic restaurant with buffet for only 7€ ! Hard to beat when you see the freshness and the quality of typical food that you can eat! A place to recommend in Horta!

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Thank Julien L
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We ducked in to get out of the pouring rain and have lunch. It is a pleasant space with a very nice owner running the front of the house. He explained what each dish was in limited english, took our drink orders and checked in periodically. The beef stews, the baked beans and the pork meatball were all good home... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We went out quite late for dinner, hence we were the only (and last?) people in the restaurant. But still we received a warm welcome by the very sympathetic owner, and were not rushed at all! This is a buffet, not a la carte kind of place. There were so many different dishes to choose from that both of us... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We went there following the good reviews on Trip Advisor, and we thought they were spot on - local food, family-run, fairly cheap. It's definitely a great pick for a quick and tasty meal.

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England
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159 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We were taken here for dinner on one evening. It’s not really in the centre of town but seemed very popular. They serve a buffet of local dishes and there was really plenty of choice for most tastes. The dishes were certainly more flavoursome than in most of the Horta restaurants (most of which have the same menu) and a... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

We simply do not understand how this restaurant ever got an overall 4 star rating. The food was not really warm, didn't really taste, looked as if it was the left overs from the day before and nothing had been done in terms of presentation. Even our three kids further didn't want to have any desserts after a quick inspection... More 

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Horten, Norway
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

There were four of us. Each of us sampled several delicious Portuguese dishes from the buffet. Drinks and a bottle of wine, for the four of us, 50 Euro.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?