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Largo do Porto 52 | Rosario, Lagoa, Sao Miguel, Portugal
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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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  • 19
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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
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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
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
26 helpful votes 26 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Pico, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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Portugal
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

The fish is very good. You have to have a car to get there.

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Amsterdam
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

Bad food, bugs wandering around the table, bad service. Dog walking around under the tables. Salad and breads were on the table for hours before guests arriving.

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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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