CASA Chá e Bar
We have no hesitation in recommending CASA Chá e Bar (picture above), in Horta, for a quiet lunch in the garden shade, with a few cats for company. The best way to describe the atmosphere of this place is to say it looks like Sintra.
One of the mandatory pitstops in Horta is Genuíno restaurant, by Genuíno Madruga. Before his current activity of welcoming customers with a cheery “welcome aboard”, Madruga never stopped in the same place for very long: he sailed around the world solo, twice.
Taberna do Porto Pim
For a filling meal, look for Taberna do Porto Pim, a more relaxed spot on the other side of the same street as Genuíno.
Praya Try the brand new Praya, a tapas restaurant/terrace on Almoxarife beach.
O Esconderijo is a peculiar restaurant in Cedros, founded and managed by German owners and with an international menu that changes according to the hosts’ mood.