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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
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love it here. So authentic, so friendly. Sometimes a little longer wait at weekend but that never put us off. The midweek tapas deal is superb.

Thank Marcus D
Essex, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, reasonably priced & a unique setting ! Would definitely recommend & go again! Prompt service, friendly staff! Overall a lovely evening dinner!

Thank Chantel1e
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never thought I'd write a review like this for O Picado. I've been going there for years and it used to be one of my favourite restaurants, recommended to many friends. Went there last week and that all changed. There were three tables of customers and only once waitress. She was rushing around trying to serve everybody but it was... More 

1 Thank mitchcolins
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been to this restaurant twice, the first time it was very good but on the return visit it was just not up to our expectations and were disappointed with the food. We had to wait for our table after booking for some time, the waiters are very friendly but we will have to think again about returning.

Thank Barbara B
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lost count how many times I have passed this gem of a restuarant without really noticing it, so it was with great delight that my wife and I together with two close friends finally set foot inside. We had booked ahead mindful that it was a Friday and being in close proxcimity to the Palace Theatre keen to avoid dissappointment.... More 

1 Thank SimonTony39
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The food was nice, the service was good. However, I really didn't appreciate the owner's child screeching and whining throughout the whole of our meal!

Thank TheGreatExplorers
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

I came here with hubby. The food was delicious and the service prompt from warm and welcoming staff. A real gem of an eatery.

Thank Carolyn D
Essex, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Not been in O'Picado for almost 2 years, don't know why, just other places to go and time flys by, so decided to pay a visit, the terrace has had a make over and all the better for it, its a mish mash of furniture and decor with grape vines,plants and lighting all makes up the charm of the place... More 

Thank Beyondbangkok
London, England
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We dined out without a reservation and found this place using the Trip Advisor rating app. It was a good choice. Shortly after we arrived the lights failed in most of the main Restaraunt. But the staff tried thier utmost to keep things going. I event lent them 3 torches to light up the rear section of the place. But... More 

Thank liam_kenny
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

I visit o Picados regularly and still regard it as my absolute favourite place to eat!! The staff are lovely and the food is incredible.

1 Thank Jackyboy94

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $21
Mediterranean, Portuguese, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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
Traditional fresh cooked dishes of portuguese madeira island

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