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All reviews fish shrimp salad excellent food portuguese style nice location cooked perfectly friendly service pico wine local wine view lemon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice location looking over the water. Large open airy space with open windows that were nice for Covid reasons. Good fish dishes, the fish skewers were a sight to see. Good fish soup. Good service.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed November 9, 2021 via mobile

This lovely little restaurant on the waterfront fills up quickly, and we were lucky that our hotel managed to snag us a reservation for the 7 pm seating. Not too many restaurants are open on Sunday here. I had the fish skewer, which arrived so...dramatically hanging off a platform that everyone in the restaurant turned to admire it. The fish was wreck fish, and it was moist and delicious but so big I could only eat a third of it. (We should have shared, which I noticed several tables did later.) It was interspersed with two big whole shrimp which were delicious. Plus a salad snd boiled potatoes! My husband had pork tenderloin and a very good rice cake with spinach and other things in it. We each had a glass of Pico wine, just average.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 27, 2021

The place came recommended and for a reason. The location on the outskirts of Madalena just off the beach is great. The staff is friendly and efficient. Food is excellent and well prepared and presented. We got good advice on local wine. Great dinner!!!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 26, 2021 via mobile

Our favourite restaurant in Pico. Make sure you have a reservation. If you’re lucky,you get a table in the front row. Also a good place for watching the sunset

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 23, 2021 via mobile

Good food, friendly service, nice view. The service woman was running around, she could be more chilled out. But I can recommend.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 22, 2021 via mobile

Excellent restaurant on the water we were lucky to stumble upon. Right in the Unesco heritage wine growing area. Perfect in all respects. Top quality seafood. Octopus salad, octopus à lagareiro, fresh grilled fish...boca negra for me. Delicious! Manuela who served us was a delight!...When in Pico do not miss!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 24, 2021 via mobile

Best restaurant in town. View is beautiful, deserts are fantastic and when you are here don’t forget to try the tuna steak Portuguese style, it’s amazing :)

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 11, 2021

Amazing main meal (fish and prawn skewer). Cooked perfectly in a simple, but delicious rich butter. Local white wines were very nice with the seafood. Tried the lemon meringue tart for dessert, which was disappointing- more of a sweet custard with no lemon flavour. Other...than that, 5 stars Service was very busy, but the young waitress was fast and attentive, easily managing all the outside tablesMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed October 29, 2020 via mobile

One of the best places in Pico - recomended visit / all food is excelent also great and friendly sevice.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 23, 2020 via mobile

Nice place to watch the sunset from and a good variety of traditional meals. On the expensive side but overall a nice place to dine.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 7, 2020 via mobile

Probably slightly more upmarket - and hence a little pricier - than most other restaurants in Madalena. However, the food.was always excellent and the service good. The 3 times I went I always managed to get a table without difficulty, but would recommend any groups...larger than a couple.vook in advance to be sure of getting a table.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 30, 2020

Lovely dinner at this restaurant. It has a great location looking out over the sea. The food is beautifully presented and delicious. We tried the BBQ prawns and fish and the octopus stew.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

First I must say: this is one of the few restaurants in PDL open for dinner on Sunday, which is what initially brought me there (as well as recommendations) - as it's a bit further out of the city centre. Once you get past the...very bright, mainly-white dining room (they really could use a dimmer switch for some atmosphere...), it's a nice place. Service was attentive and friendly. The menu is extensive - quite extensive - and portions are large. Yes, it's a bit pricey - but all in relative terms. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal, and really liked that they had more than a couple glasses of wine available by the glass. The view around the bay into town is excellent, though admittedly I saw little of it as I was there later for dinner.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 10, 2020 via mobile

Not bad. You'll pay a bit more here - more of a formal dining experience - it's feels like it's had a make over recently it's a bit smarter than your average dining establishment in the town - white cloth table cloths, white chairs. and...you'll pay at least 15% more - and not entirely sure if that's justified. Tuna steak and sweet pots Pico Style plus a starter plus 2 glasses wine €28More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

We turned up without booking and managed to get a table on the balcony, overlooking Faial. Fabulous sunset and excellent food, reasonably quick service despite how busy they were. This was the best meal we had on Pico.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Caroline29_1990
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If you’re vegetarian don’t come here on holiday, it’s a waste 😁
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Hi I suggest you ring them at 292623490... Good luck.
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Ancoradouro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5