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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great food! Friendly service by the owner. Had the Chateaubriand for 2 people and the recommended wine (Feuerheerd). It was the best meat I tasted in years and my favorite wine ever! I highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 6 May 2024 via mobile

This is an awesome experience from beginning to end, Frank is an exceptional host that can only be outdone by his excellent steaks. If you are ever in Terceira and don’t come here, you will never know what you are missing. The decor is fun...and clean, the location is a little off the beaten path so it lends to the mystique. Went there twice on this trip and three times on my first trip here, I’m sold.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 21 April 2024 via mobile

Did not disappoint! 9 women had either the tuna or the steak. Comes served to you on a hot stone. You slice whatever you’re having and cook it to your liking! Three dipping sauces accompany it. Seasoned to perfection. Wine was delicious. Gin selection was...intoxicating (no pun intended). Your host & owner is Frank. Frank will keep you fed and entertained.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 22 February 2024 via mobile

O Cachalote is hands down my favorite resteraunt on the island. The owner, Frank, and waiter Nuno will treat you like family. The steak is expertly seasoned, and the hot stone they bring out is a fun way to ensure every bite of steak is...just how you like it. The resteraunt just has a really cool vibe about it. It's been an outstanding experience every time my friends and I have gone. If I could eat here every day, I would.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024 via mobile

We happened upon this restaurant by chance while looking for Fado a few doors down. We passed and thought it looked good. No menu in the front, so we started to walk away, but were intrigued by the esthetics. We ventured back to the doorway...and walked in. Right away, a customer gave a signal as to how good the food was — so we stayed. Holy smokes are we glad we did!! The shrimp appetizer was perfect, the drinks were wonderful. We ordered the Chateaubriand and were absolutely and completely blown away! Amazing! The wine we got was table wine, but better than what you might find anywhere else. The owner was delightful as well. We’re only here for a short trip this time, but may have to go back one more time before departing. Very worth the trip, and well priced. We had never had steak on a stone before and this might be the best way to eat steak.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 November 2023 via mobile

We enjoyed two steaks which were served on the hot stones. The actual steak was excellent but the overall impression wasn't top notch. You need to pay extra for sides (which are chips or salad for example) and the garlic bread starter is a tiny...hardly cooked part-baked number with some garlic butter on top. We wanted to ask about their wine list but they didn't have a menu just the ability to buy a whole bottle so we chose other drinks instead.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 16 September 2023

This is a popular stone grill restaurant. You can choose your steak and it will be brought to you on a hot stone. The chef will start the cooking process and then leave you to finish it. This is a healthy way of cooking and...my steak was delicious.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2023

Visit started badly: The online menu we consulted beforehand was obsolete, quoted prices 25% lower than we found when we arrived and referenced dishes that were no longer offered. Everything was extra, and seemingly expensive for Terceira. Bread 3.50€? Fries and salad the same? Only...one type of wine is served, and it's expensive. Overall, we felt the meal was over-priced, albeit the steak was excellent quality. Service was glacially slow, not particularly friendly, dirty dishes were not removed in a timely fashion, and everything had to be asked for (oil & vinegar, salt, coffee).More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023

chateau briand ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ the beef is so tender that melts like butter. best chef on the island. impressive!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023

Delicious tender steak. If you only eat beef once during your whole trip, do it here! House wine pretty good as well.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 17 July 2023 via mobile

Excellent. Food, atmosphere, and customer service are exquisite. Best restaurant we’ve found on the island. Make sure and get reservations, they fill up extremely quick, even on a weekday.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023

This restaurant is one of the best restaurants on the island! Their limpets are well-prepared and smooth whereas some other locations on the island have sandy limpets, and are perfectly cooked with great seasoning - best limpets anywhere on the island. The hot stone steak...experience is also one I have already recommended to close friends and family, and will continue to do so as it is a unique experience and the steak is so fresh. The service here was wonderful; each person that came by our table was friendly, kind, attentive, professional, and conversational - and they also connected easily with all types of guests, which speaks to the great customer service here.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 16 June 2023

I highlight the grotesque and boçal way in which this gentleman, named Xavier, received me in his restaurant. Without knowing me at all, he treated me as if I were a teenager (I'm 59 years old), and when I calmly warned him that this was...not the right way to treat a customer, he invited me to leave the restaurant , which, of course, I complied with immediately. I got the best impression from the people of Angra do Heroismo and Terceira Island, but this is not a good example. In every flock there is always a “snotty sheep”. I was informed later that he doesn't like Portuguese customers but Americans, because they always pay big tips. Therefore, ...!!!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Este senhor está a ser absolutamente falso , tendo sido ele o primeiro a desrespeitar os empregados desta casa e...More

Reviewed 12 May 2023

O M G!!!!! You need to go. The most tender steak, perfectly seasoned and cooked on a lava stone. This was not just a meal, but a dining experience we will not forget. Make a reservation. Frank serves to everyone personally. We felt welcomed right...away.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 26 April 2023 via mobile

We went and of course had to get the steak. The owner brings it out, cooks the first piece for you, and feeds it to you. The steak was delicious and it was a cool experience.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Yeah I agree with the other folks. Just show up. No problem, especially if you're relatively early. You'll love it. No website? Part of its charm.
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O Cachalote Restaurante is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4