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“Tourist trap”

Restaurante Esplanada Furnas
Ranked #31 of 169 Restaurants in Ericeira
Price range: $23 - $39
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let’s start at the beginning: As we came in (3 people), we were greeted by the fish counter staff who urged us to pick a fish to have grilled for us. We settled on a snapper/rock fish. We were quoted a price per kilo and were told that the price included everything but the drinks. When we asked for vegetables, they named a few. We sat down ordered wine and water. The bottle of wine was $12E. The waiter brought 5 appetizers to choose from. We chose the ham. Soon enough we got the fish with potatoes and a small plate of soggy vegetables. We fish was flavorful and we ate the vegetables since we were hungry. We skipped dessert and got the check. The bottle of wine was down as $24E. We were charged for the ham, the veggies and the bread. We accepted the fact that we were lied to at the begging but questioned the price of the wine. The waiter took the check back and returned with the corrected bill. He was very apologetic. When we wanted to pay with Visa, we were told the machine was out and they only took cash. They pretended they had a sign on the fish counter which mentioned that. There had not been any such sign. We ended up paying with dollars and a $5 E note. We felt we were targeted as naive tourists to be fleeced to the max.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Thank Julia M
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Reviewed September 12, 2019

A good (but rather expensive) restaurant with fresh fishes and good wines. Ecellent service, professional and frendly. Dependind on the period of the year, don't ask absolutly for a table with view (over the see and the sunset), at supper time, eveything around is black, it's night ! With no doubt, try this place !

Date of visit: June 2019
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Thank Patrick K
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Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

I had grouper for 2 as a main dish and king prawns as a starter. One of the best seafood I ever had. Fresh and really tasty. What an amazing seafood restaurant.
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@veigaplatinum

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank worldplatinum
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Reviewed July 12, 2019 via mobile

The manager had told us they serve the best fish in Ericeira when we passed one day.
We thought we would test that accolade.
We picked our fish freshly caught that day, sea bass, it was served whole and BBQ'd with some baby potatoes. The flavour of the fish was amazing. The slightly charred BBQ flavour, a touch of olive oil and rock salt... Perfection.
The service was top notch.
The view was beautiful. We sat until the sun set over the horizon...
If you like fish... Try here

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank tjcampbell1979
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Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

If you're used to customer first or amazing customer service experience please don't try this restaurant.

Really horrible experience plus really horrible working staff.

Rushing us against the time,
When I'm having my Sunday lunch I'm expecting to appreciate it!

The only good thing the view, but you can have it for free and appreciate it better while not being bothered by the staff working in this restaurant.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Sky_ana_mp
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