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“Exceptional Food & value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of O Picado

O Picado
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Traditional fresh cooked dishes of portuguese madeira island
Westcliff-on-s
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Exceptional Food & value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

I took my Husband for his birthday meal & we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. We were there for 3 hours but seemed like 1! There was so much to choose from on the menu I could not decide what to have & it was a nice change to have sangria rather than wine with the meal. The staff were so welcoming & friendly & there was a great ambience. We just don't know why it has taken us so long to try this restaurant. We won't leave it too long before returning. It would be nice in the summer to sit out the front & have a drink or to sit in their gardens at the back for a meal. Thank you O Picado!!!

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

This cosy, family run restaurant offers not only exceptional food, but exceptional service as well. Highly recommended. My third visit and definitely not my last.

Visited December 2012
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1 Thank janicearch
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West Midlands
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229 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Service a little slow, food and atmosphere excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

we went as a group from work on a Monday evening. The restaurant was busy all evening, all tables full when we got there, and re-filled during the evening. As a group of 10, service to our table was a little slow, but the choices from the menu and the quality of what was presented, was excellent. At the end of the evening, I managed to talk to the chef, and discovered only one person in the kitchen - no wonder it was a little slow. Nonetheless, I would definitely go back for another visit. Very, very nice.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Graham19
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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Picado not Picardo”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

This is O Picado, not Picardo...Portuguese for a chop, a name often used for places which sell the upright meat kebabs which seem to be popular in parts of Portugal, though this is a Maderian restaurant and for me is totally authentic. It really reminded me of my trips to the little Atlantic island including the slightly hectic interior, relaxed service and simple but well cooked food. I would recommend a real Maderian treat in the limpets followed by a steak kebab with fried maize. The fish dishes are also good, essnetially simple cooking, but then much Portuguese cooking is based on fairly simple seasoning and cooking. I would however go for the house specials such as fish rice, espetadas etc and not their variations on more popualr English options like straight steak and chips. Only critcisms are the tight space, but it is a small restaurant, and the wine list is a bit boring.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Elpescadosucio
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essex
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“another wonderful meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

once again opicado has surpassed itself, our daughters birthday meal was so special thanks to this wonderful place the food was amazing, steaks so tender ,skate, divine, red snapper delicious. the starters from mussels,jacks, octopus,scabbard,and saltcod,cannot be faulted and the chocolate almond tart is to die for , then what better way to finish their delicious liquior coffee. many thanks to wonderful staff who work so hard but allways make you feel so welcome, cant wait to come back again .

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank smilerEssex
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