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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 24
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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice restaurant

I had lunch here. The service was quick & efficient. I had a salmon in some sauce I dont remember right now, but it was cooked well

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
EranBr
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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149 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lagos, Portugal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you visit Ponta Delgada you must visit this restaurant . Food and service is great. Well priced and the waiters are friendly. We visited twice and the owner and waiters remembered us on the second visit. The fish dishes are delicious. We told the owner that our meals there enhanced our stay in Ponta Delgada.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I had lunch here. The service was quick & efficient. I had a salmon in some sauce I dont remember right now, but it was cooked well

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Ottawa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We ate here three times as after the first visit we decided we could not do better! The food is excellent, well priced and served by the most friendly, smiling staff one could imagine. This restaurant is very well known and so get there early on Saturdays - it closes on Sundays.

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Brampton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I ordered the fried halibut with potatoes and salad. It was super delicious. The service was excellent and it had a quiet atmosphere.

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We are not sure why the Nacional is not rated higher on Trip Advisor. We had a great meal. The restaurant is clean and bright. Our server Luis, was very good. He was attentive while careful not to rush us. They have a very good wine selection. We started with bread and cheese ( of course) and they brought us... More 

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Yorkshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My wife and self enjoyed our first meal so much that we booked again for our last night in Porta Delagada - even though there are many restaurants to choose from. On our second visit I noticed Limpets on the menu as a starter- something I have never eaten before, nor seen on a menu. I asked the excellent waiter... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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143 reviews 143 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Was looking for a dinner place without requiring reservations one night and came across this place, knowing it wasn't in the top ten on Trip Advisor. Tried it anyway, as I was in the mood for fish. Excellent service, good portions, and very fresh fish, well-cooked. Nothing to win any awards or make my taste buds scream in delight, but... More 

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Blue Hill
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This was a restaurant recommended in a guide book. We found it after a bit of searching not far from the city gates. The head waiter was raised in New York and spoke great English as well as being a wealth of knowledge about Azorean food and wine. The food and service were both excellent. We sampled fresh fish and... More 

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

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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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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