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Rua Conselheiro Medeiros 23, Horta, Faial Island 9900-144, Portugal
+351 292 701 385
Mon - Thu 18:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
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United States
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393 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

N38°32,088' W28°37,620' Capitolio is a fish restaurant, with in the centre of the restaurant a refrigerated display of fresh fish to choose from. Only during our visit in August 2016, it was empty. To assist with our choice of fish, the waiter showed pictures of fish from the well know book from Les Gallagher: Consumer’s guide to Azorean Seafood. Subsequently,... More 

Thank goyourownway
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

While walking around Horta this restaurant was recommended as we were nearby. Food was very good and well prepared. Probably good for a lunch stop but would not be a dinner choice. Ambience for dinner is not there.

Thank varlerw2
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118 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place seems popular with the locals but didn’t start well for us when we were served mouldy olives… The filet mignon was beautiful but absolutely drowned in creamy sauce. 1 poor lad was serving 24 people by the time we left and we were all feeling the effect – a practice that seems quite commonplace in the Azores. Could... More 

Thank cheekychubbychops
Portland, Maine
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154 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

True, he's the only waiter there, but the place isn't large and he is efficient. We arrived upon opening. We were the only folks there. They were able to accommodate my butter or olive oil only needs. Chef's salad in the Azores is basically what the chef wants to make it that day. Ours was sliced fruit and vegetables. We... More 

Thank L H
Strongsville, Ohio
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

My wife and I were on the island for three days, this being our last evening. We decided to go to the Capitolio for dinner. There was a great server there to greet us. We noticed he was the only server for an almost full dining room. We told him he must be busy being the sole server, he replied... More 

Thank victor c
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Two of us booked for a 7.30pm meal on 27th July and arrived promptly. We waited an hour for what turned out to be mediocre food. When we asked twice the reason for the delay, the waiter was surly and no reason for the delay was given. Poor service overall and not to be recommended.

Thank _pennyjwheatley
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Came here for a lunch and had a main course which was good and surely enough to fill your stomach with.

Thank glenn d
Jerusalem, Israel
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

No sea view and somewhat dark. Usual island fare of grilled fish. Not exciting but tastes fine. Reasonably prompt service compared to other Azores restaurants (I. E. slow but not excruciatingly so)

Thank Effie_11
Sint-Amands, Belgium
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We ordered a grilled tuna fish and a chicken chef's. After 1u I asked when we could expect our food. We were next .... and next and next. Again 20 min later they brought our dinner. They had a problem in the kitchen, that day they only had 2 people instead of 4 (only for the kitchen !) only 19... More 

Thank Hilde V
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We had a good meal here, arrived early so no problem getting a table. The dishes are all familiar Azorean restaurant favourites, but the quality is definitely better than we've had elsewhere, and we had decent portions of vegetables which were tasty and well cooked. The grilled fish was excellent (I had sea bream & my partner had rockfish), &... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Conselheiro Medeiros 23, Horta, Faial Island 9900-144, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Faial Island  >  Horta
  • Phone Number: +351 292 701 385

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