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Restaurante A Arvore

Rua da Conceicao, 23, Horta, Faial Island, Portugal
00351 292 392500
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Ranked #4 of 23 restaurants in Horta
Most recent review
- Mar 2, 2014
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28 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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187 reviews 187 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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177 reviews 177 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

This is a nice place to eat and it's very cheap. This is a home-made food restaurant. The owner cooks and his wife makes the desserts. You arrive at the restaurant (it's better to book if it's July or August) and for 7€ you can eat whatever you want. Then for each dessert you pay 2,50€. Drinks are not included.

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