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Largo East Providence, 68, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel 9600, Portugal
296 473 516
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10:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 31
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  • 19
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A great bolt hole in the rain

We came across this restaurant in poor weather and decided to stop for a long lunch. There was a large coach party in and the place was crowded but the staff managed to get us a table within minutes. Had the vegetable soup followed by swordfish. The view was great, despite the weather. The service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Carol S
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Llanfairfechan, United Kingdom
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Llanfairfechan, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We came across this restaurant in poor weather and decided to stop for a long lunch. There was a large coach party in and the place was crowded but the staff managed to get us a table within minutes. Had the vegetable soup followed by swordfish. The view was great, despite the weather. The service was attentive, the price was... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We’ve been to Alabote over the years while on vacation in Sao Miguel. This year our group included a couple of family members visiting for the first time. They were very impressed with the look and feel of the place, the modern décor and the beautiful views of the ocean providing an overall relaxing feel. We stopped in on a... More 

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Orange County, California
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Came here for a party of 60 people, everything was clean and set up perfect we lounged outside and had drinks and ate inside. The food was good, buffet style with a good selection and okay selection of desserts. Restaurant is beautiful and sweeping ocean views with lots of room. Staff was good, waitress spilled red wine on my sisters... More 

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Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This restaurant has fulfil all my expectations, fantastic view, comfortable rooms, kids playground and good presentation food and quality. The staff was kind and helpful to give us a good stay specially for us with small kids.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We happened upon the restaurant, and it looked welcoming and nicely set up. That was where the good experience ended, unfortunately. The service was lacklustre, and we didn't even finish the food. I had the Chef's Stroganoff, which was (literally) nothing more that overcooked strips of tough beef in what tasted like a bland packet sauce. My partner had the... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here. The restaurant is clean and the staff was very attentive and very good. We had the bread and Sao Jorges cheese as a starter. We had a rose from the region which was very good. As for the food it was just average and the presentation was average. I had the wreckfish which was good but... More 

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Londonuk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The fish stew for 2 people very tasty full of fish, shellfish and loads of veg. No need for a starter or bread etc. Good price and wonderful views over the bay. Service could have been slightly quicker - but most bars, cafes and restaurants here go at a much slower pace!

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Herselt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We had the thick fish stew for two. It contains prawns, all kinds of fish and tasty vegetables. I really recommend this dish!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Alabote is a nice restaurant with an interesting menu that stands out in São Miguel. Located in Ribeira Grande by the sea with a nice terrace that has a magnificent view over the coastline from Ribeira Grande to Sete Cidades. Nice minimalist atmosphere and easy parking. Service is professional for São Miguel standards and the food is great. Prices are... More 

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Munich, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Worst service experience I had in Portugal so far. I don't care if the food is good or not if I have to wait more than one hour to get my food.

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Additional Information about Alabote

Address: Largo East Providence, 68, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel 9600, Portugal
Phone Number: 296 473 516
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Sao Miguel  >  Ribeira Grande
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Largo East Providence, 68, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel 9600, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Sao Miguel  >  Ribeira Grande
  • Phone Number: 296 473 516
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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