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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!
$15 - $26
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Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Portuguese, Mediterranean, Fusion, Healthy, International
Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Michelin star quality meal with equivalent service. The local wines selection was up to the pairing. On top of that, it came with a modern flair and gorgeous ocean view.

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed May 28, 2022 via mobile

Everything was phenomenal. It took a while for everything to come out, but we were a large party and as such had almost everything on the menu. Nothing was less than excellent. Not to miss are the melon gazpacho, the bruschetta, and the daily catch...in this amazing buttery pesto risotto.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed May 24, 2022

We ate twice at Casa Ancora during our stay on Pico. On both occasions the food and service were excellent. In particular, Francisco Mendonça was a professional and friendly host and server.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed September 29, 2021 via mobile

I had the best octopus here, the low temperature shrimp is also very fine. Even if there was a bad experience: the waitress brought a bottle of wine that was not opened in front of us, I have to give 5 stars because of the...atmosphere, quick service, quality of food, price range.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 18, 2021 via mobile

The food and wine is very good - well worth every cent. We were very pleased! The waiters are friendly, helpfull and have smiles on their faces. 4.5/5

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 12, 2021 via mobile

Great place for dinner in the heart of São Roque do Pico by the harbor. We got there when they opened and the dining room quickly filled up—a great sign! Our waiter guided us in a great direction for dinner. We enjoyed the fish of...the day with risotto. I started with a very fresh and delicious watermelon gazpacho which I’ve been craving ever since. Good value, clean and modern dining room, and friendly and professional service.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 3, 2021 via mobile

Very poor food quality and the prices are high. We ordered passionfruit pie and it came with canned fruit. The “pico bread” is normal Bread. The raviolis were flooded in olive oil.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 16, 2021 via mobile

Definitely in the top3 best kitchen in the whole group of islands of Azores. Went there 5 times, did the whole menu. Especially because we were in a big trip and wanted something different from the local dishes only. It’s super underrated. Decoration is sublime...and simple, very nice taste. The waitress/waiter are super young local kids and that’s a plus. Go there and support local investment which is doing something here that you almost can’t find in the islands.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed November 4, 2020

Very very disappointed. We reserved by phone 2 days upfront and when we arrived at the restaurant it was closed. Very amateuristic!

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed September 29, 2020

Wonderfully delicious lunch. Nicely presented dishes. Creme do marisco superb as was the focaccia bread & chicken dish.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 18, 2020 via mobile

Don’t even bother to go here you have a food allergy. I ordered a grilled chicken that was on the menu and they said it has gluten. So I asked what other dish I could have without gluten, a simple grilled fish or meat, for...example. The answer was simply “there’s nothing you can eat here, everything has gluten”. No “sorry” even. No alternative but to leave. Worst experience ever.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 26, 2020 via mobile

We had a well prepared and delicious dinner at this cozy restaurant. The prices was fair and the local wines were fantastic.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 24, 2020

We did stop here on our way around the island and the recommendation we got was all true. The restaurant is sparsely furnished but pratical. The food was very good and the also with good size. Definitely a good place to grab a bite in...Sao Roque.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

Interesting and flavourful fusion food, we had the stone crab pate (14 euro as it was for two people), 2 mains, 2 desserts, one glass of wine and one bottle of water and paid 70 euros. The only disappointment was that the staff was unable...to recommend any of the local wine, which I noted had a 100% mark up. They do not take a reservation so be prepared to queue.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 24, 2019

I was there last night upon recommandations of friends ! Great se voce, set and food... I really had a nice moment and was absolutely not disappointed with this bistronomic cuisine... I would more than recommend this restaurant... have fun

Date of visit: August 2019
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Casa Ancora is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5