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“Wonderful food, great atmosphere”
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 24 June 2017 via mobile

One not to miss. Try the limpits, BBQ chicken and beef on skewers. Salmon skewer was also lovely. It's all great one not to miss. you

Thank David G
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

Reception, taking of orders, friendly- / helpfulness of the staff was great. The espetadas and the fish were exceptionally tasty. To be recommended!

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Thank CHMichael
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

We have eaten here twice before and we were not disappointed on this occasion. Friendly welcome and choice of seating inside or outside. A lovely atmosphere helped by attentive but not intrusive service.
We had Espada served in different ways with beautiful potatoes and salad. Both meals were flavoursome and unforgettable. Good House red wine. Delicious pudim maracuja and then Porto Santo wine to end.
A quiet and most enjoyable meal. Impossible to fault

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1  Thank jkblue
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Food here is really good, but service is really poor. If you can put up with it, or laugh it off, you can have a really good meal. My Scabbard Fish, and partner's Steak were really good, with nice salad, and potatoes. Wine too was very good, and reasonable value.

Service problems started the second we walked in, we were led to our table, no greeting or welcome whatsoever! Order was taken without being written down, hence the soup starter I ordered was totally forgotten, so I ignored it and ate my main. The proprietor did at least come up to me 5 minutes later and apologise. Each time he came into the restaurant, he was totally focused just on the table he was serving.....no eye contact with any other tables. Having purchased a bottle of wine at €13, it might have been nice for him to pour it occasionally, but no. Asked if we wanted deserts, but not offered menus, not offered coffees, and I had to hunt him down for the bill.......you get the picture??

HE ALONE spoiled what should have been a nice meal.....sorry, but we were not be back!!!

Thank MaryBarryJackson
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Coming to Porto Santo in January you'll find quite a few of the better restaurants closed. On our search for good food we found Alencastre. Set in a attractive, carefully thought out garden setting this is a neat little restaurant. We had bolo de caco, tomato soup, espada with banana and espatada. All of this was formidable - absolutely delicious and all fresh. Would definitely go back.

1  Thank Thomas M
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