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Casa Ancora


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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Portuguese, Seafood, Mediterranean, Fusion, International
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings

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Casa Ancora is a modern restaurant that opened in August 2016 in Sao Roque do Pico. Architecture and design by world renowned Portuguese architects. Fusion cuisine by a young star chef with background in Michelin restaurants. Fresh local products. Carefully selected wines. Lounge open terrace right in front of the ocean Casa Ancora - we are open for you!
$17 - $28
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Portuguese, Seafood, Mediterranean, Fusion, International
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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All reviews bruschetta fish chicken filet mignon octopus ice cream brownie potatoes bread pico island the owner excellent food great restaurant main course cooked to perfection catch of the day lunch and dinner
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We visited at the end of the season and the weather had been poor so there was no fresh fish. Despite this the starters which were all vegetarian were still incredibly tasty. It tasted fresh and showed how enjoyable vegetarian food, when done well, is....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Simpson555
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

An absolute gem. I had the best dinner I had in a while, and lovely service too. I loved the simplistic style of the place, which comes in contrast to the spectacular food served. Even the starter salad was absolutely amazing. The catch of the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MsYammi
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

We were delighted with the food and were comparing it with Principe in Faial when we discovered they were owned by the same person! The menus are slightly different but the food concept of interesting food, great food plating/presentation and new combinations of flavors is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank revett2016
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Near the ocean promenade in Sao Roque, this restaurant is a gem. We had amazing food with an interesting menu way of ordering- the menu choices are broad categories: meat, fish, vegan, soup, salad- and each day the chef makes something delightful in each category....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Betulaceae
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Casa Âncora is at the top of my list now. Food is amazing. I don’t eat meat, so I had grilled octopus based on recommendations. And it exceeded my expectations. It was literally melting in my mouth. My husband had fish as well, and he...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Olga P
Reviewed September 24, 2018

We went here on our honeymoon. The restaurant itself is simply furnished. However the food was fantastic! Both the Terras d Lava and Frei Gigante went perfect with our Bruschetta and steak. We tried two of their desserts, both the brownie ice cream and the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank christusrexcatholic
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Was well received upon arrival despite having an exhausted baby being quite agitated throughout the dinner. They even tried to calm him by lending him a plush. Decor is simple, atmosphere relaxed. I wouldn't recommend bringing children to here. Dishes are well presented and tasted...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Yragorn
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

fantastic service, friendly staff, clean kitchen, very delicious food who likes to eat more, it is worth ordering more, small portions, but very tasty !!!! After dinner, it's worth knocking on local liquors :) brownie wonderful !!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kitty E
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

It’s a delicious restaurant ever on whole islands! Shot and balanced menu: fish,seafood,beef,chicken, vegetarians-all if you want and fantastic taste!! You can choose every dish and will not disappointed:) great service and really cool CHEF in that restaurant! Highly recommend! Average check: 50 euro/ 2...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank StanislavaNaz
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

This has been a very good evening meal, the dishes are elaborate, with a real chef touch! Here we found inventive cuisine, made from really high quality ingredients. Very friendly staff, we were at the late evening service at 9pm and pacing has been perfect,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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