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Largo do Porto 52 | Rosario, Lagoa, Sao Miguel, Portugal
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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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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Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is cozy and clean, the staff kind and efficient and the fish is simply amazing! We went there twice in 5 days because it was just too good. Very reasonable price for high quality! Absolutely to try! It worths to go there also if you are staying in other parts of the island! I recommend the sword fish... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Big portions of delicious portuguese food. The king prawns are fantastic here and the girls work really hard to make everyone feel comfortable.

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Värnamo, Jönköping County, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Address: Largo do Porto 52 | Rosario, Lagoa, Sao Miguel, Portugal
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Sao Miguel  >  Lagoa
Cuisine: Seafood

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  • 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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