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Largo do Porto 52 | Rosario, Lagoa, Sao Miguel, Portugal
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Recommended on p.42 of the Globetrotter Travel Guide for The Azores -- it...
Recommended on p.42 of the Globetrotter Travel Guide for The Azores -- it was most disappointing.
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  • 11
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Port side dining

This typical San Miguel restaurant is located right at the fishing port of Lagoa-- the fish only have to move a few meters into the kitchen to be cooked. The food is fresh and well presented, with many daily specials. Eating outside here is a great experience and very enjoyable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2014
Jane W
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Maryland
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Värnamo, Jönköping County, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We were recommended this place by a local fisherman. He promised really nice food and a simple but cosy environment. We were not disappointed. I think this was our nicest meal while on Sao Miguel and it wasn't the most expensive one either.

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Woodstock, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This place is a must for visitors who enjoy fresh fish cooked in the traditional manner. Superb service, great food and atmosphere for a totally enjoyable dining experience

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Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This typical San Miguel restaurant is located right at the fishing port of Lagoa-- the fish only have to move a few meters into the kitchen to be cooked. The food is fresh and well presented, with many daily specials. Eating outside here is a great experience and very enjoyable.

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England
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had a superb meal at this restaurant and went their mainly as they had a Trip Advisor Sticker on the window-we were not disappointed the range of fresh fish available was excellent and the waitress very friendly and helpful altogether a most enjoyable meal well woth the trip from Ponta Delgada.

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8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Great food experience. Fish is so good, cooked simply but tasting fantastic. Very friendly atmosphere. Thanks!

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Another good restaurant for fish! The waitress guided me through the fish that they had available for dinner and I had grilled Guelly Jack (Enchareu), a delicious local fish which was beautifully grilled and served with a copious tasty salad and boiled potatoes. It was a real treat and an amazing value. As many other restaurants outside the big cities,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

We were here twice in October, both times highly satisfied. Don't expect gourmet service. [The Coke is served in a can and not opened for you.] The waitresses speak good to excellent English. Like in many places on the Azores you have to call them, or you won't be served. This is a matter of culture and nothing against the... More 

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Sao Miguel, Portugal
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

It used to be one of my favorite fish restaurants in the Island, but from my last tree visits to the place, it was overall a bit disappointing.

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Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

fresh fish griled with patotoes and local white whine good enviroment and good service.Lagoa City.

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Toronto and Chennai
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85 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

They managed to take the freshest fish imaginable and cook it to death. No-one in the entire evening we were there. There are better choices within 20 km.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Largo do Porto 52 | Rosario, Lagoa, Sao Miguel, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Sao Miguel  >  Lagoa

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

Recommended on p.42 of the Globetrotter Travel Guide for The Azores -- it was most disappointing.

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