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Pousada de Horta - Forte de Santa Cruz

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Rua Vasco Da Gama, Faial Island, Portugal
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Glenview, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We had a nice lunch on a rainy day by the pool. The view is great. The food and service are just okay. Still worth a visit to sit out and see all of the historic touches from the fort.

Thank LRussell232
leicester, uk
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Awful in every way but the view. Staff were slow and uncaring. I had cod medallions that were full of bones, my husband had steak which was chewy. It was difficult to get the bill as staff were not attentive. By far the worst meal that we had in the Azores. The views are great.

Thank jo.el.jo
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Had dinner there during stay in Horta as we wanted to experience a different taste than the traditional Azorean Food Culture and we were curious of the menu. Overall the food was tasty! However the service was extremely slow: We arrived around 7.45 PM asking for a table for 2. The friendly receptionist told the restautarant is busy right now,... More 

Thank shconnection
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We had a 1st floor room overlooking the harbour so the view was lovely. Room was ok but had a funny smell & carpet was stained. The bathroom was clean but had the tiniest shower ever! Breakfast was nice. Hotel was quiet & peaceful. Reception staff were very helpful.

Thank LuCaz1412
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

In our first day in Horta, we have discovered the restaurant. We have settled down the table by pool and old castle walls and sea beyond. Our wonderful, attentive waitress helped us with the menu and wine to choose. I have had the perfectly cooked tuna...mostly we were amazed by the fantastic waitress run the service single handedly, sufficiently with... More 

Thank elfbigblue
Seascale, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

The building and ambiance is very lovely. The menu is good, varied but pricey. The service looks very special and high class and done properly but so slow. The food when it came was excellent and v tasty, try the azorean stew.

Thank Zach H
Port Antonio, Jamaica
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

I reviewed the restaurant in the Hotel section of Trip Advisor, but basically this was the best meal we had in Horta and I expect its ranking in TripAdvisor to steadily rise.

Thank Burnettmed
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

The Pousada Hotel was originally an ancient fort in Horta, with a restaurant that has a panoramic view of the marina and Pico island. The well chosen menu features local food and wine with a European flavour. On the evening we ate there the staff were friendly and helpful and the food was beautifully cooked and presented. It was a... More 

Thank sueclugston
Rochester, New York
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2,860 reviews
1,880 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 857 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

We ate here every morning while staying at the hotel, and also dined at the same place once for lunch. For meals at which you pay, it is hardly the cheapest restaurant in town, but it is reasonable for what you get. The buffet is fairly extensive, offering fruit, cereals, breads, local cheeses, as well as some "assembled" items such... More 

Thank Larry W
Zurich, Switzerland
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

We had a small lunch st this location and I do not recomment this restaurant because of the poor quality of the food ( pasta was terrible) and in addition the service very slowly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Portuguese, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Vasco Da Gama, Faial Island, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Faial Island
  • Phone Number: 9900-017
  • This restaurant is at Pousada Forte da Horta

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?