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Restaurante O Esconderijo

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Rua Janalves 3, Cedros, Faial Island 9900-341, Portugal
+351 292 946 505
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Saint-Martin-de-Londres, France
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

A small restaurant where you feel at home. We had a surprise menu and for a very very good price, really enjoyed it. It was so tasty, surprising, and more than enough!

Thank Damnaa_SML
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

The surprise menu was delicious with many home grown and self made ingredients. The host is very sympathetic and you can taste his love for good and clean food. Don't expect meat or authentic Azorian cuisine, but absolutly do go there if you want an unusual dining experience.

1 Thank Pankraz
Penang Island, Malaysia
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161 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

After reading reviews, decided to try this restaurant. We were unable to find prices beforehand but expected it to be inexpensive. There is no choice, 4 course surprise menu at 20 euros a head. We were given a small olive paste ball as appetizer, followed by tomato soup. This was nice spicy soup and filling. The next course was apparantly... More 

Thank anitabarnes88
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

A charming restaurant in a fairly remote location in the north of the island. We didn't realise you had to pre-book but the owner was very kind and happy to accommodate us. The menu is vegetarian and based on a four course 'surprise menu'. The food itself is elegant and well-balanced with interesting, subtle flavours. I imagine the chef would... More 

Thank Jennifer M P
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

This vegetarian restaurant gives you a 'surprise' menu - 4 courses - no choice, but totally delicious. Great atmosphere, wonderful host and a memorable evening

Thank Christine S
Mechelen, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

We ate twice in El Esconderijo - the food was really delicious. Even my husband and son (two real meat-eaters) were that enthousiastic that we went back the following day. The owner of O Esconderijo is a self made cook, but he is really extremely talented in combining herbs and vegetables into delicious meals.

Thank Chris V
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

We are not vegetarians, but the food that was prepared by Hans is so delicious you don't miss the meat. Also the desert is something you do not wan't to miss.

Thank Primoz R
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Great vegetarian food in a beautiful natural garden full of flowers and herbs hosted by very friendly Hans. i was amazed at the variety of very tastefully presented vegetarian food

Thank Reddesert15
Abrantes, Portugal
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102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

I must confess that we did not knew that it was a vegetarian. Anyways, the food was very tasty, from dishes to juices and salads. The sympathy of the owner was amazing, always trying to give us the attention that we needed. We were quickly served. The place, well... Was a little hard to find out, but after all is... More 

Thank ehelkur
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Great combination of excellent food, service and ambiance. Lovely place that brings you a fabulous experience through the owner. Especially recommanded for vegetarians als the selection is above average.

Thank Hans M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Janalves 3, Cedros, Faial Island 9900-341, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Faial Island  >  Cedros
  • Phone Number: +351 292 946 505

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