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“"Quality" from 1980's” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cachalote

Cachalote
Ranked #2 of 16 Restaurants in Porto Moniz
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Tallinn, Estonia
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“"Quality" from 1980's”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

We were hungry and stopped at the first restaurant on site which was a mistake. Service was slow although waiter seemed really in a hurry and not friendly. And food was rather terrible with nothing mentionable to rememember. Meat was overcooked and fish was oily and dry at the same time. Vegetable soup was quite ok. They also had baby high chair and sunshades, but the chairs and tables were cheap Pepsi-signed plastic that didn't match the picturesque views in any ways. The only good thing was the location (because of the views), but if you care about what you eat you should not go there, but head up towards hotel area and ocean pools. And it was not extremely overpriced although not too cheap considering the poor quality.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Evelin K
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“The views are great!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

This restaurant has a wonderful site - with great views over the crashing rocks and seaspray at Porto Moniz. The restaurant staff were pleasant. However, the food was rather disappointing. The sirloin steak was more like rump steak than sirloin. We were not asked how we wanted the beef cooked and it was far too rare for us and had to be returned to the kitchen. Having been assured that the fish was fresh one of our group ordered the parrot fish. But it was not fresh! The helpings were generous but the vegetables were overcooked. We wanted puddings but the service was so slow that we gave up in the end. This restaurant is not accessible for those in wheelchairs - with several steps down. It is unlikely that we will return here - what a shame.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Margaret1917
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