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Atlantic Islands Specialist

Our Favorite Restaurants in Faial

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Horta, located on the island of Faial in the Azores archipelago, is a charming harbor town known for its picturesque marina and vibrant art scene. But Horta is also great for foodies, with a wide variety of restaurants serving delicious Azorean cuisine. Here are some of our favorite restaurants in Horta that we hope you will experience on your next visit to Faial.


Peter's Cafe Sport 

Address: Rua José Azevedo, 9, Horta 

Hours: Daily, 10:00am - 11:00pm 

Why we like it: A name like that will dissuade some travelers, but Peter's is a symbol of the island. Once a favorite of all mariners passing through, it's now the place to go to truly "know" the island. Try their popular 'Gin do Mar' cocktail and check out their daily specials. 


Restaurant Atletico 

Address: Rua Filipe Carvalho, Horta 

Hours: Daily 12:00-3:00pm, 7:00pm- 11:00pm 

Why we like it: Many locals consider it the best restaurant on the island. This restaurant is all about fresh food and the grill. They have a great selection of 'daily catch' seafood and high-quality meats. They also have a charming outdoor patio space. 


Restaurante Genuino

Address: Areinha Velha 9, Horta 

Hours: Daily, 12:00pm - 11:00pm

Why we like it: This restaurant was opened by a famous Azorean sea navigator who sailed around the world. Each table is dedicated to one of his favorite stops and has various memorabilia. Be sure to make a reservation to sit on the second floor for the best view! 


Ah! Boca Santa 

Address: Rua Serpa Pinto, Horta 

Hours: Tues - Saturday, 11:30 am - 2:30pm and 6:00pm - 10:00pm 

Why we like it: Located inside the Municipal Marketplace, this take-out stand serves the best burgers on the island. A burger made with your choice of beef or pork, including locally made cheese, and served on the freshly made Azorean bolos levedos bread, you will not be disappointed! 


Cantinho das Provas

Address: Rua Conselheiro Medeiros 38, Horta 

Hours: 6:30-9:30pm 

Why we like it:  A wine bar specializing in Azorean wines and pairings.  The menu changes weekly to take advantage of the freshest ingredients.  Lunch is available some days starting at 12pm,  and they even offer packed picnics upon request.


Whether you're in the mood for fresh seafood, traditional Azorean dishes, or a casual burger and cocktail, you'll find something to suit your tastes in this charming town. Experience this beautiful destination's delicious food on a customized Quest Travel Adventures itinerary.  Some of most popular trips include our Azores Culinary Exploration, Three Island Azores TourThree Island Azores Adventure Seeker, and the Four Island Azores Tour


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