We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Restaurante Nacional

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
R Acoreano Oriental 18/20, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-013, Portugal
00351296629949
Add hours for Restaurante Nacional and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 139 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 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
Pleasantly surprised

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
KWH70
,
Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

139 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Blue Hill
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
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 .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fairbanks, Alaska
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. Marys, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vantaa Finland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newport, Rhode Island
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Bedford, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reno, Nevada
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Restaurante Nacional also viewed

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
 
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
 

Been to Restaurante Nacional? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Restaurante Nacional staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?