Vasco's

Vasco’s occupies a special place in the hearts of many who live here 12 Reviews

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Vasco’s occupies a special place in the hearts of many who live here. Strange for somewhere that’s stuck in an early-’90s’ time warp; hideous mechanised palms waft ineffectually from the ceiling, a salad bar of the Pizza Hut ilk dominates the room, and – gastronomists look away now – there’s a theme: our circumnavigating friend, Vasco da Gama. And yet it is packed, night after night, for several reasons: first of all, the food is, without fail, excellent.

Presumably following in the footsteps (or thereabouts) of the eponymous explorer, the menu seems like a confused medley at first, with a mix of fish, steak, pizza, pasta and curries,

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
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  • Location: Hilton Abu Dhabi, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 681 1900
  • Travel: Corniche Road
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Romantic

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Posted by: Tony on 08 Jun ' 13 at 05:32
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Abu Dhabi. The location is lovely, the service very good and the food excellent. We always sit outside as we enjoy the views. I always try to choose something different from the menu. Last night I was tempted by the cataplana. It was very good and full of flavour. My wife choose the hamour and it was excellent. Firm fish with sublime spices. I do think, however, that the wine list needs more reasonably priced options. I would not class this as a family restaurant, so please leave your noisey kids at home with the nanny. Thanks.

Posted by: Fatima T on 19 Nov ' 12 at 09:20
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I was very impressed with this, would def go back again!

Posted by: Fabian/Anne on 27 Apr ' 12 at 02:42
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

No idea how this restaurant was awarded "family friendly" .
Did the time out juror actually go there with a kid or do they just guess for these awards???

My wife had to breast feed on the toilet and there was no place to change the diapers so we had to do it on the wash basin.
Nothing to draw or color was provided for the kids. No kids menu.

The staff placed us in the center of the terrace, which felt like a highway as waiters and guests constantly went by and bumped into our chairs.

The bread and soup was good, sea bass deep fried but okay. My wife ordered a pizze which was very poor - any order-in pizza is better!

We paid 570 dirhams for 3 which I think is quite pricy given the bad quality of the food!

Posted by: sarah on 21 May ' 11 at 17:35
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Tal on 01 May ' 11 at 13:13
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

one of the best so far , nice food , freindly staff, great service. be sure to book your table ahead of time even in weekdays in the good weather. seabas is good. hamour is one of the best dishes, dal is nice . the mixed grill tandouri is not remarkable, has no defind flevour, i wish to widen the meat choices. salad bar is avarage for its price .. daal is soooo tasty .. breads are so nice ...

Posted by: Daphne Murillo on 20 Apr ' 11 at 09:34
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

fantastic atmospher,i love vascos.thanks for time out for the good opportunity to less us comment on what we like.

Posted by: patrick on 20 Apr ' 11 at 07:37
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

vascos is one of my favorite restaurants in UAE,i would recommend it to all specially with all staff and manager hospitality.prices are very affordable including their lovely salad bar.

Posted by: Samar on 20 Oct ' 10 at 17:23
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Maria Cristina Gonzales on 08 Jul ' 10 at 17:28
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: FABDM on 30 Mar ' 10 at 10:51
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: jonn ashcroft on 04 Nov ' 09 at 15:54
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Posted by: Paquier on 02 Nov ' 09 at 06:19
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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