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Canto da Doca

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$$ - $$$
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Rua Nova, Horta, Faial Island 9900-023, Portugal
+351 292 292 444
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Caledonia, Canada
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pricing is medium Nice view of harbour Cook your meal of fish and/or meat at table on heated lava rock Bread is very good and good wine selection We also enjoyed deserts A must for a meal on this island for a night as very unique

Thank Tom E
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Something you should do to put a tick in the box and enjoy a good meal at the same time - DIY cooking on a hot stone. I had done this before but it seemed very appropriate here and they provided a very good selection of fish, meat and chicken.

Thank tony10fw
Chester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice friendly welcome ..after ordering the meal, bread, with board holding dips arrived quickly ....followed by plate of salad but we had to wait quite a time for the meat/fish and the hot stone ....the chips arrived with the stone and they were hot and appeared freshly cooked ...delicious...the meat was OK although felt the steak was a bit tough... More 

Thank Wrightdg
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I booked this for our anniversary meal whilst on holiday in Faial and they did not disappoint. They had placed a beautiful rose on the table for my wife and lit a candle. The table had a great view of the harbour and the service was excellent with very friendly staff. The food was very fresh and the fillet steak... More 

Thank Richard B
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The filet mignon was probably the best I've had- and it was fun to cook it yourself.. well worth a visit

Thank Evodwyer
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160 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

On the outside, the restaurant looks a bit dodgy, but entering the building we were grated by friendly waiters. This is not a 'fancy' place, basic chairs, and small tables, but when the food came, we were amazed. With this restaurant you choose a platter of food, and then grill it on a hot-stone. Platters of very fresh food, of... More 

Thank Jesse V
Stirling, Canada
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Enjoyed a very unique experience at the Canto da Doca. The restaurant specializes in the customer cooking their own food on lava stones. We shared a mixed platter of meat and seafood which was enough for two adults. The service is prompt and extremely friendly. The decor has a nautical theme. We would definitely return to this restaurant.

Thank BJS091
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

When you push the door, it is like entering in a boat. Then you cook your own food on a volcanic stone! This place is a perfect combination for a good meal, a pleasant ambient, an excellent service and a nice location with view over the marina of Horta. I will definitely go back there!

Thank Joaninha34
Azores, Portugal
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I know this restaurant for a few years and every time I return to Faial I dream about coming back. Knowing other restaurants in town I don't have doubts to confirm that this is the best restaurant in Horta: excellent atmosphere, great service, delicious and fresh food... Don't miss it if you visit Faial. You will come back :)

Thank tiagofortuna2015
Ontario, Canada
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137 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We ate here for the lava stone experience. It was great but the one in Angra do Herosimo was so much better that I bumped it down a star! I had the tuna and others had mixed plates. It was a lot of food and came with shoe string fries and a salad. There were sauces for dipping too. The... More 

Thank SuePT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Nova, Horta, Faial Island 9900-023, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Faial Island  >  Horta
  • Phone Number: +351 292 292 444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?