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Alabote

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Mediterranean, Portuguese
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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: Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 277
    Excellent
  • 196
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Views

Looking for a great seafood meal, while travelling along the coast. Had the best octopus ever, spectacular views, would highly recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Karen P
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Halifax, Canada
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Halifax, Canada
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Looking for a great seafood meal, while travelling along the coast. Had the best octopus ever, spectacular views, would highly recommend.

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1 Thank Karen P
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is comfortable, clean and modern. Its a secure option if you want to find a decent meal that will please everyone. The view is directly on the ocean, maybe better at lunch. We really enjoyed the fried shrimps starter.

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Thank Justina H
Hamilton, New Jersey
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I had to have limpets to try while I was here. They were very tasty and loaded with garlic. I enjoyed them very much. Also had the bread and cheese slight charge but very well worth it. Fish soup was also very good.

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1 Thank 93mom
Lisbon, Portugal
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139 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Probably it was a mistake from us to order the cataplana knowing up front that they would be using frozen fish due to the weather, but still it was kind of a disapointment. The sauce and seafood in the cataplana was really good, but the fish not so. This should be a dish that they shouldn't be selling without fresh... More 

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2 Thank TheGrumbler
Zurich, Switzerland
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

The location overlooking the rough sea is great and the service is really friendly. The food unfortunately did not impress us that much, especially compared to other restaurants we've been to during our stay in São Miguel. We started with shrimps, which came in a nice sauce. The shrimps were already peeled, which is great, but they would've been better... More 

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2 Thank Nadine H
Lisbon, Portugal
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

When a local friend recomends a restaurant he has loved for years, it is only natural that you try it. The Alabote is a large simple restaurant, serving large doses for a very reasonal price. Service is fast and with a smile. You can sit at a table overlooking the ocean....no noise, just plain great fresh food with local specialties,... More 

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1 Thank Marina P
Winnipeg, Canada
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Three of us visited Alabote for dinner. The atmosphere was nice and the restaurant is near the ocean. We shared the seafood cooked in a Cataplana (traditional Portuguese cooking vessel) and it was very good. We all enjoyed our meal and would have been happy to return had we been there longer.

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1 Thank Marian6555
Stuart, Florida
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

This is a great little restaurant overlooking the water in Ribeira Grande Service was a little slow but the food was phenomenal. We started off with the grilled limpets (picture below), which I had never had before. They were delicious--slightly similar to a mussel with a firmer texture but still pretty unique in their own right. For entrees I had... More 

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1 Thank Jeffrey G
toronto
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Highly recommend this place for an enjoyable meal and a great view. We enjoyed the fish soup and the paella for 2, however the menu offers a variety of seafood and meat dishes. The service was fantastic and the food very tasty.

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1 Thank vacationdrmr
Ribeira Grande, Portugal
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Great restaurant! The food is very tasty and service is great. It has a wonderfull view that you can enjoy with some friends.

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?