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“Not easy to find but worth it”
Review of Vila Alencastre

Vila Alencastre
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$31
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 26 September 2013

Nice restaurant with a nice decor and friendly staff.
Like all the places in porto santo they work with a small number of staff members but you have to understand this because it's a very small Island and I assume it's not worth it to hire a lot of members when you don't have a lot of guests.
Food not beeing amazing it's still nice and you'll find a good value for Money.
My self beeing a frequent visitor in Porto Santo don't have any doubts in recomending.

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Thank MaikelF
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

Hidden at the back of some accomodation is a very pleasing courtyard leading into a friendly and typical portugese restaurant, with a wide and varied menu. We had scabbard fish with garlic sauce (very heavily garlic so not for the faint hearted) and the espedata which was a little over cooked so I would order rare. Great service, loved the owner who spoke very good english and was a pleasure to meet.

1  Thank CazzaJane
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

Visited the Vila Alencastre on the 24 May 2013 with friends
Only four of us in restaurant which was a pity. The place is lovely, inside restaurant and courtyard are well laid out. Staff were very attentive, possibly because there were just the four of us.
We all ordered the shrimp starter, highly recommended. Four different mains, one fish and three different steak meals.
All meals were really tasty and well cooked and prepared.
Highly recommended if you fancy a little something different or would like a romantic evening.
This place really is a hidden gem, just opposite the vacant supermarket and just 10 mins from the Pestana resort.

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4  Thank chris_byrne123
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

What a gem. This place is fantastic. My partner and I are fussy eaters we like good food and good restaurants and this didn't dissapoint. The food is fantastically fresh and of good quality the meat skewers were delicious. The lady that owns the restaurant is so friend,ymand welcoming. Definitely a must and in a very unusual setting.

2  Thank xxlauren3xx
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

Visited in late March and it was just wonderful. Delicious garlic bread done the traditional Portuguese way, it was the best we tasted during our trip.
We had the espetada ( steak) and the espada with banana which were both sublime. Desert was passionfruit and a cheescake. The owner was a delight and such a sweet lady. If you want to try traditional Portuguese food, this is the place.

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3  Thank shererazade
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