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O Picado

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403 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 7HU, England
+44 1702 300540
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Description: Traditional fresh cooked dishes of portuguese madeira island

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  • 187
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Authentic Madeiran Food

I have driven past this restaurant many times and have always wanted to try it. Last weekend my partner and I took the plunge. I have to say we were not disappointed. The food and atmosphere were both superb. The fish and the steak were very flavoursome and plentiful. They also knew how to make a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
eastaroadster
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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have driven past this restaurant many times and have always wanted to try it. Last weekend my partner and I took the plunge. I have to say we were not disappointed. The food and atmosphere were both superb. The fish and the steak were very flavoursome and plentiful. They also knew how to make a "Calypso Coffee". This is... More 

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Thank eastaroadster
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you live in or not far from Westcliff and have not been to this restaurant yet.....You have missed a treat! Me and my husband and everyone we have taken, love it! The Food is absolutely delicious. All home made and fresh. Deserts to die for, staff so friendly. You feel like you are on holiday as inside is like... More 

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1 Thank maggiegy
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good place to visit with family nice and original Portuguese place Portuguese staff olways been look after lovely wine selection

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Thank MarkCristina
London, England, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We managed to get a last minute booking for a meal at this restaurant. It had come recommended and we were not disappointed. Our table was at the back in a garden type indoor area and would request this area again in the future as the setting is conducive for a relaxed and almost like you're on holiday feel. The... More 

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1 Thank Tracy W
fatima46, Owner at O Picado, responded to this review

Thank you we are really happy you chose as and hope to see you both again. More 

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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here many times, alone, with friends and family. My vegetarian brother in law loved the options available whilst other family members always go for the steak on the stone. The food is cooked to order and in a small kitchen and can take a while if the restaurant is busy, but it is well worth the wait.... More 

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Thank Cheryl B
fatima46, Owner at O Picado, responded to this review

Thank you Cheryl More 

essex, uk
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116 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I was taken here as a treat a few months ago, and was extremely surprised, and pleased with it. It's a small place from the front of the restaurant, but goes back a little way inside taking you through to a covered outside area where you can also eat. The food choices were great, especially for meat lovers, and of... More 

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1 Thank jacquiessex_10
fatima46, Owner at O Picado, responded to this review

Thank you we look forward to seeing you again More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We dined here on three occasions and have never been disappointed with the either the quality of the food or value for money. The venue is very informal and perhaps a bit rustic making it suitable for all ages. Meals are prepared to order, so you may have to wait a bit , which we prefer to a fast micro... More 

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1 Thank Ewen028
fatima46, Owner at O Picado, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you again More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Can't say much about it apart from, great food, great service, such a nice warm welcome, it is like you are part of the family nothing is to much trouble. Definitely recommend it to friends and family

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Thank Stu1964
fatima46, Owner at O Picado, responded to this review

Thank you very much More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Very cute when first visited in 2013 was amazing and brilliant service. The food is usually on point and you get what you order. As this has become more popular it's sadly gone slightly down hill as the service is not as it was and is not as intimate. It's also a shame they stopped taking taste card as this... More 

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Thank Olivia S
fatima46, Owner at O Picado, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we are looking at training our staff better so we can look at all of our customers needs and keep customers happy. We always try our best to ensure we give a great service. We have stopped taking taste cards and are no longer registered on their website which I can appreciate can be frustrating... More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Hugo could not have been be more helpful with my booking for 20 people, the service was excellent especially as there was so many of us and the girls serving were fab and so accommodating. Everyone enjoyed the food, drinks and music so a great time was had by all. Thank you guys very much my family and I had... More 

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Thank DuguidClan
fatima46, Owner at O Picado, responded to this review

thank you so much for your review we like to do as much as we can to ensure our customers are happy and have a great time with us. Hopefully we will see you all again soon. 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 - 23
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Pizza, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?