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O Picado

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Mediterranean, Portuguese
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403 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 7HU, England
+44 1702 300540
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Traditional fresh cooked dishes of portuguese madeira island
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 156
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Food.

6 of us visited here on a Saturday evening, the food was beautiful, we had steaks, bolognese, fish stew, skewered meats, mussels, biscuit cake and vanilla profiteroles (and more) between us and every dish was fab! Can't wait to return!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Lisajane65
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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247 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

6 of us visited here on a Saturday evening, the food was beautiful, we had steaks, bolognese, fish stew, skewered meats, mussels, biscuit cake and vanilla profiteroles (and more) between us and every dish was fab! Can't wait to return!

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was taken here for my birthday by my son & granddaughters. As you walk through the door the ambience & the happy staff are there. The food was spot on & very good value for money. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my family & friends.

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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

We were keen to return to this restaurant after a visit about 8 years ago and were not disappointed. We were offered the "outdoor" area and sat in a fully enclosed atmospheric area with more than adequate heating .. We were very comfortable eating without jackets, jumpers etc Live music from a guy singing regional songs and playing the guitar... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

I'd like to start with saying that the last few reviews, in my opinion, are completely unjustified. I have been visiting regularly for years now and can honestly say it just keeps getting better! They take on any advice they are given and act upon it quickly. Went here for valentines and have to say they coped well with the... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Freezing cold. Awful chewy steaks. Needed the steak knife to cut the vegetables. If ever a restaurant needed Gordon Ramsey , this is it.

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Had a booking for 7 people. We were made to feel very welcome, given plenty of time to choose from the extensive menu. Didn't have to wait too long for the food. A nice feature is the option of having smaller portions of some of the main courses - ideal for the 75-year-old member of our party, and ideal, for... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, England
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I went here with my family on our anniversary evening. I really like the rustic feel of this place. It's clean and had a good relaxing feel to the evening. The staff are friendly and helpful. The prices are reasonable too and the food has a definate Mediterranean flavour to it. There was plenty of choice. The starters were fresh... More 

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dagenham
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

love this resturant but the valentines experience has left me feeling i shall never return. drinks on arrival rubbish. service shocking to say the least waited 2 hours before we were asked for our starter order. had to go and order drinks at bar then still wait 30 min for them to arrive. pure chaos in theseating area people running... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I wrote a review on o'picado's way back in August 2013 with a five star review saying what a fantastic place this is...WAS. Since my review I have been back several times, had a couple of band Christmas meals there and although the service has never been the quickest the food and atmosphere has always been good. It seems from... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Booked by phone was told I need to drive their to make a deposit - Joke! Agreed they would call next day to take deposit once the knew how to use their card machine. Didn't receive call for a week and were unprofessional in their approach. Listened to them argue in the background for 2 minutes about how to use... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 403 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 7HU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Westcliff-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 300540

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 24
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions

Description

Traditional fresh cooked dishes of portuguese madeira island
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?