Fornos de Lava

Fornos de Lava

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Hours
Sun
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Mon
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tue
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thu
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Fri
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sat
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.6 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$16.00 – $44.00
CUISINES
European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Is this restaurant good for local cuisine?
About
A familiar project started in 2002, the first to build was the Restaurant Fornos de Lava. The restaurant has a panoramic view build in stone, wood and glass, over an old threshing floor where the food is made at the old style with fresh local meat, fish and seafood. The employees as the atmosphere of the restaurant and Hotel, make an effort to please the costumers. Good will and attention are the house rules.
PRICE RANGE
$16.00 – $44.00
CUISINES
European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Table Service
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles394 reviews
Excellent
171
Very good
104
Average
46
Poor
38
Terrible
35
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Jorge60
Luxembourg City803 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 couples
This is probably the only very good restaurant in Velas. After the bad experiences in town we ended up coming here twice for dinner and we were extremely happy with the food, the service and the atmosphere. It's out of the town therefore you need a car (or taxi) but it is really worth the trip. It's a slow food place, if you are in a hurry or you are a nervous person this is not the place, you need to wait 20-40 minutes for your meals but who's in a hurry visiting Azores? While waiting for your meal the warm bread is great and you can have an excellent bottle of Azorean wine for 12€ (Faria's vineyards). We had excellent grilled fish once and another evening a fantastic fish cataplana. Surprise, there was even an excellent dessert from Alentejo region ("encharcada") which was simply delicious. The service is attentive and friendly. The room is nicely decorated, warm and welcoming. Excellent ratio quality-price. If we would have stayed more nights at Velas we would definitely come here more times. Forget the basic restaurants in town.
Written July 3, 2023
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bkmgraham
Oro Station70 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
We thought we could walk to this place!! If you take the ferry from Pico you MUST take a taxi. It is at the top of the hill. Felt like a mountain. Nice family restaurant with good view. Staff did not welcome us nicely. We just stood there and had to introduce ourselves. Food was acceptable nothing special. The best part of the meal was the starter….homemade bread baked with sausage. The bread is baked with small bits of sausage inside. Order a couple as your starter. Our main course was the fish and shrimp in the tangine. Needed more seasoning. Perhaps even some salt but I hated to ask. Our server had very little personality but was polite. We always enjoy more friendly staff at restaurants but she was quite disinterested. A change from most restaurants we had been to on Pico. It was fun to have so many children and families in the place. My husband tried the “encharcada” specialty dessert and did not like it. Very sweet and odd texture. Others adore it so just a preference. My crème brûlée was good not great. Good atmosphere but just acceptable food. Some staff looked friendly. Our server was not.
Written August 28, 2023
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Vasco P
63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 couples
The place is very cousy and the food is very tasty. We ordered some Lapas and then fresh fish (Pargo) and a nice beef stake with Sao jorge cheese. Everything was delicious and the sidings are local and super tasty (green beens, sweet potatos). A bit pricy but worth going!
Written August 4, 2021
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Landryjo
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 couples
A bit disappointed. The steak was really chewey and the fish full of small bones. When the waitress asked and itold her very politely the thruth she lookex at us okok, Quality price hein hein. The place is beautiful and service very fair!
Written September 18, 2023
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PC
Barcelona1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 couples
Very, very poor experience. Excessive waiting time between plates, more than one hour. When the main dish arrived, it was a minimal quantity. They treat customers like fools. A plate of fish was 80% vegetables and 20% fish. Combined with the price, it makes it not worthy of being considered.
Written September 20, 2022
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Eric C
Ridgefield331 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
Good food. Good wine, Good people. Good view. Good time. Our appetizer consisted of the lapas, and they were expertly cooked. The wine suggested by the team there was spot on and worked just fine with our meal. The Gin & Tonic for my wife seemed to have been great. Our main was the seafood stew over rice. It as great. We cannot remember the desserts name.........but that was great also..........picture attached. When visiting Sao Jorge again, we will visit here again!
Written August 1, 2022
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Climber576144
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 friends
Undoubtedly the best restaurant we visited in the Azores. The food was deliciously prepared. We loved it so much that we came back a second night. The first visit we had their cataplana seafood dinner for two which included fish, shrimp, and clams in a delicious broth. The second evening we tried their steak. The filet mignon was mouth watering. The service was delightful. Laura, our waitress was attentive and charming. Please give it a try. You won't be disappointed.
Written May 29, 2023
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Beth M
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 friends
The best meal we’ve had in the Azores, and the best I’ve had in the US as well for a long time. Shrimp and fish cataplana was absolutely delicious, seasoned perfectly and friends loved the filet mignon as well. Beautiful location and stellar service, we will return here for sure!
Written May 4, 2023
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Bart Donders
Arnhem51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
Nice place at about 2 km drive outside Vetas. Rounded Resteraunt with fresh food. meat or fish + vegetables. Is not cheap but the yeast is nice. Also gluten-free. Friendly people.
Written July 4, 2023
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Marta C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 friends
Beautiful spot with delicious food. The fish rice with limpets was AMAZING. Encharcada was a pretty special dessert too. Great views of Pico.
Written June 15, 2024
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toekneea1
Las Vegas34 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
Over priced, you're paying for the atmosphere. The food is of normal quality, portions are minimal if you're hungry, staff is somewhat rude.
Written December 15, 2023
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Marius L
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
absolutely nothing great about the place. Food undercooked. Service really not welcoming. Had much much better meals and service at the simple snack bar at Calheta port.
Written August 23, 2023
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tomdeneir
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
Very nice place! Local products, very nicely prepared and friendly service! Smooth service throughout the evening. Even though it was busy, the organisation was good!
Written June 26, 2023
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Katty B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 friends
Wonderfull food, we had Filet Mignon with garlic, very soft and tasty. The Cataplana of fish and clams was great as well. Nice and fast service. I recommend
Written June 23, 2023
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supertearz
New York City645 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 none
Very friendly waitstaff in a lovely room. Lots of cats to play with on the property, if that's your thing. The food is pretty good, not amazing.
Written August 9, 2022
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