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“Great place!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Canto da Doca

Canto da Doca
Rua Nova Angustias, Horta, Faial Island 9900-023, Portugal
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Ranked #8 of 26 Restaurants in Horta
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Porto, Portugal
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

You cook your own food in a hot stone! But is a wonderful experience! The service is good but its better to reserve a table, especially in the summer because the place is always full of locals and turists! A must do experience in this island! Just order the mix menu (of fish and meat) and have a cookie pudim in the end!

Visited August 2012
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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132 reviews 132 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Nice variation for an evening dinner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

It is nice, for a change, to prepare your own food on a hot lava stone. The fish and meat all looked fresh and they certainly tasted fresh. I also received a salad, but it was more a very small plate with some old pieces of lettuce. Not really attractive to look at or to eat.
The atmosphere in the restaurant was average. The building is build in a form of the stern of a boat. It could use a fresh paint job and a nice sign that it is actually a restaurant. The interior also has the boat theme, but more an industrial type than an old sailing boat.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Great alternative if visiting Horta”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

The place is very well located with a nice view to the docks (1floor). Loved the experience of cooking my food on a stone, tasted really good and (obviously) healthy! Cons: the place should have more ventilation with all the smoke happening and its kinda expensive. Overall i think is the best eating experience of the city.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hammerfest, Norway
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good food and nice experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This was a differen food experience. Grilling your own food is social and fun. Friendly staff and they handled a full reataurant very vell. Only bad thing is the ventilation witch is noicy, but needed when everyone is cooking their own food in the restaurant. Luckyly it was only on for a little while.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wuppertal, Germany
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132 reviews 132 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“Excellent fish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

.. and you get to cook it to your own liking. Tuna, swordfish, squid and shrimp - all really fresh. Served with dips and sauces. Great place in Horta.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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