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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Portuguese, Contemporary
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 15 September 2021

R3 was located a 3 minute walk from our hotel, so we had to try it. The location is interesting there's a cow pen behind the main dining area and it was fun watching the cows romp around when we were eating. And no, they...don't serve those cows for dinner. The service was impeccable, especially Jose and Rodrigo. I had read other reviews that spoke to the cost, I found it very reasonable. Just try finding a meal of that quality with entrees, wine and dessert for 4 for $100 in the US. I had the pork chop with mustard honey sauce one night, and the Alcantra beef in puff pastry the second time. Both were fantastic, with reasonable portions, and the "Lava" merlot was a perfect accompaniment. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals both times we went. We were in Terceira in 2019, and again this past August. We will be going back, and will definitely be going to R3 again.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 18 July 2020 via mobile

It’s hard to be such a bad rating but both hamburguer and octopus were quite bad cooked. Indeed, small parts of the octopus were not grilled but carbonized. I’m not giving a lower score since staff were very helpful and nice and they offered to...do a new hamburguer and they did not charge for it. Bruscheta were quite okMore

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 14 March 2020

My hotel was just across the street and I went there on a rainy day. Nobody else was there for lunch. The food was just ok. Nothing special and the restaurant serve industrial frozen, heated bread and prepacked butter. I had expected freshly baked bread...and butter with perhaps garlic or some spices. The service was good, but very impersonal. One of the two waiters was sick with a cold and coughed a lot behind the bar. In these times with the Coronavirus it is not pleasant to look at a sick waiter coughing into the air or in other places too?More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 14 March 2020

On our day long tour around the island with Gui Brugges of North38 we stopped at R3 for lunch. The staff was very friendly and helpful in selecting a meal that represented a local Azores specialty. I had fresh fish, with the head, tail and...bones, not my usual way to eat fish. It was delicious. We had the added pleasure of being seated in the back of the restaurant where we could watch young cows play in the pasture behind the restaurant. The wine was excellent. We ordered aside of bread which was not included. I thought this was unusual.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 20 February 2020 via mobile

Following a late flight arrival, the restaurant staff were more than accommodating to look after us and offer us a full menu. The food was outstanding allround throughout all off our party. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough and will recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 13 February 2020

Food was good. We dined here 3 times and we’re only disappointed with one appetizer (merely too dry for our taste) otherwise everything else was great. I love the architecture of the building and how the manager/owner makes suggestions and can fit your wants and...needs. Certainly a place to experience. Thank you for the great service and food.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 11 February 2020

Ate here 3 times during our week stay next door to this place. Tried three different meals altogether. The fish catch of the day was prepared well and tasty. The Fettuccine and beef dishes were also very tasty. The staff was efficient and attentive. Good...service and great food!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 1 February 2020

We love this restaurant. The food is always delicious but even more important it feels like home. The owner welcomes us and remembers us. We got engaged there 5 years ago and it will always be special. Our picture was from Boyfriend Night...wonderful specials and...the octopus is something I never thought I would like and it was amazing. The octopus starter was a meal for me.A must if you are on Terceria.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 10 December 2019

We had read the reviews and were looking forward to a great meal. There were lots of choices with two menus , the gourmet and the regular. We chose the tuna and duck from the Gourmet menu as well as an bruschetta appetizer. The app...was very tasty but the mains not so much. Overcooked fish and duck . If you go try the regular menu.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 27 November 2019 via mobile

Great food, friendly service and will definitely go back for another meal. There is nothing bad to say about my experience. Food and service exceeded expectations.

Date of visit: November 2019
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12 March 2017|
Response from Jenny W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it does. The dish I ordered, as shown in the pictures, are all vegan dishes. :)
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R3 Restaurante is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4