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“Great food but why do they lose interest once you've sat down?”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ambientes com Sabores - CLOSED

Ambientes com Sabores
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Cascais, Lisboa, Portugal
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food but why do they lose interest once you've sat down?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013 via mobile

I had my 3rd and 4th visits in July 2013. First, there was a big group of us for dinner and, as I had experienced last year, the food was fabulous - varied, tasty and well presented. As before, however, the staff seem to have a real problem in knowing what to do with diners after they arrive. Instead of pressing a menu and drinks into our hands, they just disappeared, to attend to further arrivals who, in their turn, get abandoned. Folks, THIS IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE! Once they get their act together, they're very pleasant and helpful but they are pushing uphill to overcome the client's initial irritation.
We went back some days later for the very good value fixed price lunch and went through the whole process again. If they could sort out their service issues, I'd have no hesitation in giving five stars.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank John D
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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3 reviews
“Food was ok, but service was terrible”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

Seriously long waiting througout the evening, impersonal service and warm gin-tonic with no ice. Food however was modern and tasty.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Kim G
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Woodland, California
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Beautiful presentation of tasty gourmet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

Ambiente is about a hundred times better than its sister restaurant Sabores do Chef, located in Praia. The food is better overall: in quality and presentation. The restaurant itself is very pretty and modern in decor, and features an indoors smoking section that is reminiscent of a yoga area ...it's that peaceful! The staff are very helpful and speak good English. The restaurant is easy to find and overlooks one of the main shopping streets in Angra. The only bad side is it can be difficult to find parking on busy evenings. I highly recommend this place though during your stay on the island!

Visited June 2013
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Thank Megan L
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Brussels, Belgium
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Outstanding food, great ambience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

This is THE place to go if you're fed up by the ordinary "grilled fish" or the "over-done 'bife'" which you find in most places on the Azores.
Based on the first floor in one the picturesque houses in the centre of Angra, this restaurant serves Azorean and Portuguese food with "a little extra". You can't call it "fine dining" yet, but it's very, very close. On the menu you'll find local products - which also includes goose and duck! And all of it is really cooked to perfection. As a starter we shared a "goose carpaccio with orange sauce and roasted pine nuts". One plate - enough for two! And really good! Then, my "magret" with mango sauce - absolutely delicious! My wife had "cherne" (grouper) with slices of bacon and a "tapenade" - and she loved it!
Minor disadvantage: the portions - still - were quite huge. But that seems to be a Portuguese tradition. Anyway - the food was outstandingly good. And so was the wine...
Remark: On the website you may find different dishes - but as the "Ambientes com Sabores" tries to follow the "slow food" philosophy, the menu might change according to the season - and to the products available. Good!
Service: Ok. Friendly, but not really fast. There's still some room for improvements...
Ambience: Classy! 3 differents rooms with 3 different decorations. We loved it!
Conclusion: We'd go back there again. Anytime!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Louisz
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Verona, Italy
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013 via mobile

Very beautifull place! Modern, high quality cooking! All was perfect! Smart atmosphere! The tuna fish is a must!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank CarlettoGiuls
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