We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

O Picado

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
403 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 7HU, England
+44 1702 300540
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

361 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 356: English reviews
Essex, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's not the most spacious restaurant in fact it's a bit of a squeeze but the food is excellent, my husband loved his fish stew and I really enjoyed my meal too. The garlic bread was yummy and so was the chocolate cake for dessert - define lay a sharing dessert though... It was busy but the staff were friendly... More 

Helpful?
Thank ATTYoung
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointed went for my birthday 8 of us, service was very slow, waited about an hour for starter, and again another hour for main course, my son and his partner couldn't stay for dessert as they has to get last train back to London, no-one had dessert we were all fed up by then, as we walked past dessert... More 

Helpful?
Thank Eileen B
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked past on our way to the theatre and just liked the look of the place. After going in and getting a seat in the 'Secret garden' the service was smooth. A great starter of fresh bread and garlic butter with carbonara to follow then the biggest slice of cheesecake for dessert. We were asked if we were off to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Terence W
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this restaurant by accident so hadn't booked but as it was reasonably early a table was found for us....This place is wonderful. It had a very relaxing atmosphere, the waitresses were friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful meal and did not feel rushed or pressured. The food was delicious. We will definitely be booking to go again.

Helpful?
Thank Kay W
Essex, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
51 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We deicided to have a housemates leaving party at this restaurant as we all love tapas.We were not disappointed. Great food, very friendly staff ( most of which are all from the same Portugese family that owns the place )and a great ambience,especially out the back of the restaurant in the covered garden with a roof of vine leaves.. It... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mekongmarcus
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the worst and dirtiest restaurant I've had the mispleasure of visiting. Took 30 minutes to get my bottle of rose wine the cutlery and tablecloth and mats were filthy ordered the sea bass which was raw plus veg came five minutes later. Complained to staff and they said they would have a word with the chef and I... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank brotherchang
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided at the last min to eat out to celebrate Gcse results. Family hadn't eaten here before, but I had so hoped they'd enjoy as much as I did. Everyone loved it. We chose a variety of meals, mussels, skewered fish, chicken etc. All arrived really hot and we'll cooked and reasonably priced. Staff couldn't do enough to help us.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Phil A
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Beautiful fresh food every time. We were visiting too regularly and decided it was not a treat. We now visit once a month, the last time being at lunchtime. As always the food, the staff and the environment was perfect. This restaurant is great for a family celebration as numbers are never too much and it does not affect the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Steven M
A TripAdvisor Member
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Went there for lunch, what a disappointment as I'm a regular visitor to Portugal and like Portuguese food. We were handed a tiny sheet of a menu with a unclear description of the dish. i.e. Pork, chicken or beef, less than basic. We had the salted cod which came with half cooked chips and a boring salad. We were left... More 

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Essex, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

we've been there few times and we always enjoyed everything. Yummy homemade food, rustic decorations, friendly and attentive staff, cosy surrounding especially down the back. Highly recommended if you want to try something different. Thanks

Helpful?
2 Thank Steve R

Travelers who viewed O Picado also viewed

Rochford, Southend-on-Sea
Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea
 
Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea
Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea
 

Been to O Picado? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$5 - $21
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Portuguese, European, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
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
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
Description
Traditional fresh cooked dishes of portuguese madeira island

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of O Picado and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
6 months ago
7 months ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from O Picado staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?