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Ambientes Com Sabores

August 23, 2010
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Name: Ambientes Com Sabores

Location: Angra do Heroismo

Hours: Mon-Fri noon- 3pm and 8-10:30 (possible new hours open at 7:30 pm), Saturday noon-3 pm and 8-11:30 pm; Closed Sundays; Listed as on vacation last 2 weeks of September

Telephone #: 295 216 517

Reservations: Recommended, but not required


Cuisine: Upscale, various menu options

Brought to the table: platter with mini toasts, octopus and squid spread, cheese and ham; note if vegetarian or simply do not like these items you can  call in advance, and the chef can prepare an alternate starter such as cheese and jam/chutney

English Speaking Staff: Yes

English Menu: No

Located in Angra, to enter, go upstairs for the restaurant.  Ambientes Com Sabores might be one of the most expensive restaurants on the island, but the food is worth it.  You can tell immediately upon entering that there is something different about this place.  The decor varies from room to room.  Expect your meal to be presented well on the plate.  The creative and presntation here could be successful in any major US city. 

They serve the BioFontinhas salad here.  Main dishes include selections of beef and fish, along with varied seafood options.  If you like ahi tuna, order the sesame crusted tuna.  The shrimp salad with mango and papaya is big enough to be a complete meal.  Save room for dessert.  If you like rich, go with the triple mousse sampler.

Since the menu is not in English, do not hesitate to ask the server if you have questions.  Even better, trust the staff and take their recommendations.  Tell them what you like and they will find something you will enjoy.  As this is a little more pricey than most restaurants, consider this a good bet for a special occassion, a special weekend date night, or just a splurge on a good meal.


7 Comments leave one →
  1. August 23, 2010 3:42 pm

    Wow, pictures are worth thousands of words right? Great review…wish I could go there…;)

    Nice blog!

  2. August 24, 2010 10:35 am

    Clams on salad? YUM! Or maybe they’re mussels. Either way…YUM!!! I love those appertivi plates…at least that’s what they’re called in Italian — the 3 connected bowls. We brought one back from our travels but unfortunately it says “Heineken” across the sides! LOL!

    Have a great day, Melinda!

  3. March 11, 2011 6:51 pm

    Opens for dinner at 7 pm.

  4. Christie Jones permalink
    April 12, 2011 1:06 pm

    awesome place, we love it! one of our favorites. Duck on mango sauce and the chef’s steak are asweome!! so are the desserts.

  5. December 28, 2011 11:30 am

    We finally tried this one- we went for lunch on a weekday (my b-day), so they had a 9 Euro plate of the day. (A choice of ribs or salmon). We had the salmon, and it was some of the best I’ve ever had-seared on the outside and perfectly tender inside. It came on a bed of quinoa with sauteed veggies and a lemon sauce over all. Soooo good!! The Prato do Dia also included a soup (fresh pea- very good) and a dessert- a passionfruit sauce over this cloudy white thingy.


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