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Espaco Em Cena

En1-2a | Lugar Mãe de Deus No 12, Vila do Porto, Santa Maria 9580-480, Portugal
+351 961 809 446
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good12%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (2 reviews)
“tuna steak” (3 reviews)
“pork” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Fusion, Healthy, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
En1-2a | Lugar Mãe de Deus No 12, Vila do Porto, Santa Maria 9580-480, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We never got a chance to eat here and made the mistake of walking here without a reservation. The place looks amazing, but you really need to book ahead, as they only serve a specific number of people a night to ensure perfect service. We’ll...More

Thank Claudia C
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Yes. This is a young, smart, brillant, unformal, people friendly, super restaurant. The food they serve is amazing. We ordered the famous tuna, and we totally understood why it is so famous. Starters are good, sobremesa (dessert) too. And the bill less than expected considering...More

1  Thank PinPinMato
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Last night my husband and I had the best food on offer in Santa Maria! The food and drinks were exquisite and the service was by far the most enthusiastic and lively of any service we have had on Santa Maria! The only sad part...More

Thank Krandom
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Food was delicious. The service was amazing! Very friendly. The tuna steak was cooked perfectly, the vegetable pasta and the curried chicken were delicious as well and the lemon mousse for dessert was excellent.

1  Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Didn't know exactly what to expect, but our diving company recommended this place so we decided to give it a go. Used google maps to walk there from center (about 35-40 min or so) and we were convinced we were wrong because it is in...More

1  Thank VegardDE
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is a bit hidden, but worth to be found. The food is freshly prepared and of high quality. The service is very friendly and the place has a special charm.

Thank Ulla E
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Its a long walk or a short taxi drive form the Cais of Vila do Porto, but more than worth the trip. We have been there two times in a month and will come again. There is a covered terrace, perfect for the starters, seating...More

1  Thank pvidamaster
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We had been there with 12 friends. Most of them had the fresh tuna covered with sesame seeds. That was a huge piece and it was just excellent. It came together with a fresh garden salat and thin sliced potato chips. I had pork Filet...More

Thank H. B
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We had dinner in this cozy place in Santa Maria 2 nights in a row. The staff was so kind to even prepare a special plate for me because quinoa makes me sick and they made a lovely, giant and super tasty vegetarian burrito. The...More

Thank Stefano C
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We followed the good ratings of TA to this place, about 1.5km from Vila do Porto (it's a very pleasant walk when the sun shines). Oh, it's worthwhile - the view from the patio, the friendly staff, the overall ambience, Espaco Em Cena is a...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: En1-2a | Lugar Mãe de Deus No 12, Vila do Porto, Santa Maria 9580-480, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Santa Maria  >  Vila do Porto
  • Phone Number: +351 961 809 446
New portuguese cuisine in a casual elegant modern setting. A great atmosphere with a creative starters and regular traditional main dishes. Vegetarian dishes. Friendly staff!
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