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R Acoreano Oriental 18/20, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-013, Portugal
00351296629949
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
Very good food

Love the food and service! We came earlier-than-usual dinner time around 6:30pm (instead of the usual 8:30pm) and were the only ones there. The waiter was friendly, helpful and spoke immaculate English. I had the grilled whole grouper and my husband the pork with passion fruit sauce, and both... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Kalani_in_TO
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Love the food and service! We came earlier-than-usual dinner time around 6:30pm (instead of the usual 8:30pm) and were the only ones there. The waiter was friendly, helpful and spoke immaculate English. I had the grilled whole grouper and my husband the pork with passion fruit sauce, and both dishes were fabulous. The grouper was grilled to perfection, with ample... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Simple traditional food and the best of service meant we ate here twice on our ten day trip to Sao MIguel...not something we often do! A real home from home restaurant, no pretentious, they do what they do excellently..and isn't that what it's all about?! The service from Luis was outstanding...what a great guy! Not only is he aexcellent at... More 

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Monroe, Michigan
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Another one found using Trip Advisor, best dinner of the week. The wife had the Halibut, grilled to perfection, and I choose the Filet of Steak. Portions very large, service was great, and the price even better. Go there and enjoy!!

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Thank msgtbtek
Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The service was friendly all the time. The food was ok not amazing but ok with reasonable prices. Waiter spoke very good english and we liked him. Chose a regional beef which was ok.

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Thank tobbe787
Worthing, United Kingdom
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Great meal with generous portions of well cooked food. Not finest dining but excellent traditional food, nice wine and great service in well presented surroundings. It doesn't look special on the outside - possibly a little pokey - but inside its clean and spacious with lots of interesting old pictures on the walls. We were also given an interesting talk... More 

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Carmel, Indiana, United States
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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This was our least favorite restaurant we ate at during our trip. It was recommended by hotel staff. The decor is like an old restaurant from the early 80's. The waiter was not warm. They brought out bread, olives, and fresh cheese before the meal. W did not order these and assumed they were complimentary. They charged us for them... More 

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Thank Colleen R
Lisbon, Portugal
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Given its location right in the center it's a very good choice for quality and service. Prices are within the average for its location.

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Thank Valter P
Cape Cod
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by our guide Eleuterio from Azores4travel, who said he eats lunch here very frequently. We were not disappointed. The food was very good, the waiter was most professional and spoke excellent English, and the service was very prompt. Our entrees came with sides and a mixed salad to share. With a bottle of wine, it was... More 

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Manchester
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service, waiter spoke very good English. Slightly retro decor. Good range of options on the menu. I had 'squid on a spit' essentially a squid kebab, which was excellent. My wife had the seafood chowder - well cooked variety of local fish with a fabulous sauce. Well worth a visit. €45 for 2 (incl wine)

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Thank Euangreen
Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Our last night in Sao Miguel and we opted for this restaurant - we were not disappointed. Old school service and traditional food cooked well - the pork dishes were particularly good. the wine was decent and the cost 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, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups

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