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Restaurante Nacional

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R Acoreano Oriental 18/20, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-013, Portugal
00351296629949
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 41
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    Very good
  • 24
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  • 5
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food

Very good food, tradicional, with specials of the day. Also good prices and service. Located in the middle of Ponta Delgada city is worthy of a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
EvitaPeppe
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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very good food, tradicional, with specials of the day. Also good prices and service. Located in the middle of Ponta Delgada city is worthy of a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

The food is very good, and a great selection. Our waiter Louis was very attentive, and spoke perfect English. The prices are very reasonable. The calamari stew was excellent .

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Delicious squid (the slab of squid dish, not the one made out of little tiny squid) and 'fried pork fat' dish - my 2 personal favorites from the evening. Buttery textured squid, great Mediterranean style flavor. The pork fat dish is like a sampler plate with blood sausage and meat and etc. Our table also ordered the Portuguese pork chops... More 

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St. Marys, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had a gorgeous meal at Restaurante Nacional. We all had seafood, lovely house wine and terrific service. We would definitely go back. For more on our adventures, check out atlinadventures.blogspot.com

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Vantaa Finland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised to have lunch here. Great service, food and wine, what more can one expect. And the prices were quite reasonable too.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We, really enjoy the food here. Hubby, had Mousala, blood sausage. I had the Shrimp Mozambique and the other couple shared the seafood stew. Can't remember what it was really called. They loved it, but said there could be less salt.( The service was wonderful and friendly. Loved the beautiful murals and tiles. A really nice restaurant.

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We discovered Restaurante Nacional on a quiet side street in downtown Ponta Delgada as we exited the mini bus line C. Very friendly servers who helped me practice my Portuguese while ordering. Food was delicious and good size portions. Prices were very reasonable.

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Reno, Nevada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is a nice restaurant in a central location with lots of food options and pretty good food. The service was good and no complaints on any of the food. It wasn't a standout spot, but it did have a pleasant vibe. It was just under 80 euro with cheese, entrees and drinks for four.

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Jyväskylä
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We had dinner in the Nacional and firstly we were delight of friendly waiter. Service was quick and friendly but food was very dissappointing! It was so salty that it was only taste you got by eating the plates. In the restorant has a quite a lot customers but I can't recomment Nacional for anyone h who wan't to have... More 

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Traunstein, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

Nice restaurant in centre of Ponta Delgada. The waiter was really friendly and funny, speaking various languages. The food was average, the prices reasonable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: R Acoreano Oriental 18/20, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-013, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Sao Miguel  >  Ponta Delgada
  • Phone Number: 00351296629949

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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