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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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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty and cheap

Lots of local dishes to try. It's self service and all you can. Incredibly good value and a good way to try dishes you probably wouldn't order in a restaurant. Deserts were good too at an extra cost of about 2.5 euros. Very friendly and helpful proprietress.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Carol S
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Llanfairfechan, United Kingdom
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England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Enthusiastic welcome by the owner that is able to have a table for 22 persons. The menu is based in the traditional Portuguese food. It is simply delicious and really well cooked. The service is a buffet where you can take all you can eat, including many starters, several main courses and some desert. This is an address not to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

After landing in Faial, this was the first place to go for lunch. This buffet was plentiful and flavorful. All the dishes are traditional Azorean fare and it's almost like going to your Azorean grandma's house for lunch (that is, if you have an Azorean grandmother). The proprietors are so nice. Of course, being Americans, we rarely carry cash. Thinking... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We landed in Faial and for our first meal, we came here for lunch based on our hotel's recommendation. We arrived without any Euros and found out this is a cash place. The proprietors were so nice; the daughter drove my husband to an ATM to get cash. We then started the meal. It's buffet style with lots of choices.... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Outstanding traditional, inexpensive buffet restaurant serving dishes that transcend the usual Azorean bill of fare. You can tell that the owner takes great pride in his establishment and uses natural and local ingredients whenever possible. The following were among the best things we ate over five weeks of Azorean travel: beans with blood sausage and chorizo, barracuda stew, spicy beef... More 

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Llanfairfechan, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Lots of local dishes to try. It's self service and all you can. Incredibly good value and a good way to try dishes you probably wouldn't order in a restaurant. Deserts were good too at an extra cost of about 2.5 euros. Very friendly and helpful proprietress.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I went here as part of a group but having looked at the prices, it obviously provides great value. Traditional Portuguese food and as much as you can eat with some great desserts. Cosy atmosphere. Very friendly proprietor and within easy walking distance of the ferry terminal. I'd definitely go back.

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Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I like tasting many local dishes and this buffet offered that in one meal, for lunch, at only seven Euros, adding another three Euros for dessert. Mmmm.

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

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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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