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A Colmeia

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Trv do Colegio 39, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-046, Portugal
296 306610
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Inside the Hotel building, "A Colmeia" is a reference of quality and...
Inside the Hotel building, "A Colmeia" is a reference of quality and innovation in the Azores gastronomy. The haunt cuisine and the innovation, based on the strong Azores gastronomic traditions, are the basis for the re-discovering of flavors and aroma of genuine Azores products, cooked with the art and the knowledge of its chefs. The restaurant has frequently appeared in gastronomic magazines as a badge of what is better done at the Azores. Its simple welcoming decoration offers to visitors a pleasant well being and comfort sensation, at an intimate ambiance, but easily adjustable to groups and business lunches.
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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Diversified menu

The food is ok, but nothing fancy. The staff is friendly. Sometimes the service is very slow. The menu has azorean, italian and japonese food.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
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Portugal
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Portugal
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The food is ok, but nothing fancy. The staff is friendly. Sometimes the service is very slow. The menu has azorean, italian and japonese food.

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79 reviews 79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

They probably deserve 4.5 stars. I really enjoyed this dining experience. Excellent staff, nice atmosphere. I had a delicious squid ink pasta with shrimp and smoked salmon that was one of the most delicious things I ate all week. My friend ordered a bacalhau dish that was one of the only bacalhau recipes I have ever enjoyed. I really enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

This was our best dinner in Ponta Delgada! A hidden gem located in the Colégio Hotel. We had grouper and salmon which was prepared to perfection and served over local vegetables. The service was impeccable, the food presentation was elegant, and the value amazing. We do not typically eat in hotel restaurants, however, we're so glad that we gave it... More 

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Stockholm County, Sweden
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Amazing dinner in this my travel back to sao miguel ,a nice table with a view over the swiming pool!!start with a nice G&T prepared by the Chef Sario,and amazing starter ,a nice beef tenderloin steak as a main course and a chocolate vucano at the end !!! Stil a good place to go in ponta delgada ,fine dinning !!... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If need you a quick meal and not throw your budget, this is the best choice in the city. It has also a variety of Sushi options.

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Helsinki, Finland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It's a quite good hotel restaurant and probably you won't need a reservation, you can walk in if you are "hungry and lost in the downtown" =) We started with salad, then had pasta and veggie food (they have a vegetarian section in menu) and finally desert. Salad was quite good 3-4 stars balanced flavor with small details like roasted... More 

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New York City, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I ate at the cafe in the hotel collegio and at the location near the water. The latter has very spotty service, but they may be understaffed. It's a great spot for lunch. The fish and cucumber sushi is decent too, but be very specific. We asked for veggie sushi and got pineapple and strawberry sushi.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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211 reviews 211 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had lunch at A Colmeia and the food is delicious well served at the outside at the esplanade The scenery is beautiful in front of the ocean,they have a variety of local food and desserts are delicate small and tasty.they make the best capuchin with a design on top it is so delicious and feel so comfortable after a... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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79 reviews 79 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Friendly staff makes the difference. Simple yet varied menu. Open when other restaurants follow the lunch and dinner hours. Food is good but nothing special. The fish not as fresh as the patisserie. Recommended for trying out some local pastries with local green tea.

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Aylesbury, Bucks
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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We were staying in the hotel and ate here twice. The food was generally very good, although the second time, one of the meats was not properly cooked - cold and underdone when it was supposed to be well done. However, this was quickly put right and we were given a glass of port each with our desserts. It certainly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Trv do Colegio 39, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-046, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Sao Miguel  >  Ponta Delgada
  • Phone Number: 296 306610

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Portuguese

Description

Inside the Hotel building, "A Colmeia" is a reference of quality and innovation in the Azores gastronomy. The haunt cuisine and the innovation, based on the strong Azores gastronomic traditions, are the basis for the re-discovering of flavors and aroma of genuine Azores products, cooked with the art and the knowledge of its chefs. The restaurant has frequently appeared in gastronomic magazines as a badge of what is better done at the Azores. Its simple welcoming decoration offers to visitors a pleasant well being and comfort sensation, at an intimate ambiance, but easily adjustable to groups and business lunches.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?