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“Want to try the puffin?”
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Cafe Maria
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Reviewed October 7, 2011

Two members of our group got the puffin special, and both seemed happy with our meals. One other person got a crepe was not pleased with the flavors of the ingredients or the preperation. My cod dish was average. The child with us ordered off the children's menu and her plate of spaghetti was bigger than most of the adult dishes! Our group was mixed on the reviews when we left, but we chose not to go back there for the next meal when the suggestion was made.

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1  Thank HokieMKB
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Reviewed September 15, 2011

We took the 45 minute ferry across to Heimaey and after driving around the island went looking for somewhere to eat. Not many places, pizza, a grillhouse, but then we found Cafe Maria. The staff were friendly, the place was lovely and warm. The meal was excellent, the seafood soup just delicious. Straight up from the harbour, on the left hand side about 2 blocks up.

1  Thank Wannashare
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Reviewed August 17, 2011

According to the guidebook, there was supposed to be another restaurant in Heimaey, in the only hotel in town. But that had closed down for good some time ago.
There is a new place called Grillhouse, but we found out about it too late.
All the other places on the island are just junk food places. So Maria was the only place to eat for us. Three times altogether.
The menu is very short, two or three fish dishes, puffin and two meat dishes.
The food was not particularly inspiring, but it was ok.
Service is just awful though. You basically have to physically force the waitresses to come to your table to serve you. They have all perfected the old Communist art of walking through the room without looking at any of the tables lest one of the guests might call them over.
But then again, we got fed. And like I said: there is no alternative. Therefore: yes, do come and eat here.

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1  Thank PukkaSahib
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Reviewed June 14, 2010

Being one of the few restaurants in Westman Islands, this was rather disapointing. We had both lunch and dinner at this place, as the alternatives were either not very tempting, or fully booked. The lunch dishes were ok, but service was very slow. Funny since we were one of only two table at a time.
At dinner the service had improved, but the food had not. We ordered a fish dish with a Greek salad and cous cous. The fish was ok, but the salat was a tired old green salad nothing greek about it) and the cous cous was dry and salty.

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2  Thank Gunhildur
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Reviewed June 12, 2013
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