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The Restaurant Casa de Praia had a wonderful view over the sea. It offers a cozy kitchen with local products and the fish is our house specialty. We have a great pickled snack menu!
PRICE RANGE
$2 - $60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Grill
FEATURES
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Wifi, Waterfront
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All reviews swordfish salad burger seafood tataki bolo beef pineapple cake overlooking the beach an amazing view nice place sao miguel our waiter delicious food terrace island yams
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Reviewed June 5, 2020 via mobile

Very nice waitress! We ordered the shrimp risotto, the grilled tuna, and the swordfish. All of it was delicious!

Date of visit: June 2020
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AVVAeventos, Gestor de Relações Públicas at Casa de Praia, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2020

Hi Rebecca, Thanks a lot for your kindness and recommendation! hope see u soon! Kind regards,

Reviewed November 21, 2019 via mobile

Had a late lunch here today, our first day of 21 in the Azores. We are octopus fans (in which we indulged heavily during a month in various Canary islands and a month in mainland Portugal earlier in 2019). The octopus stew was excellent: large...portion, very tender and properly spiced. Highly recommend. Also enjoyed their sweet potato soup, tasty and well-chilled beer, coffee and recommended small local sweet cake: queijada de Vila Franca do Campo. The service was efficient and friendly from the waitress who was lovely. Restaurant has a nice location, with terrace, on the beach.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Sílvia V, Proprietário at Casa de Praia, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2019
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Olá, Agradecemos imenso a opinião que teve a amabilidade de tecer acerca do nosso restaurante. A sua opinião foi manifestamente...More

Reviewed October 12, 2019

My. Wife and I had dinner there October 8th, 2019. I had the swordfish. It came with mushy cold broccoli, cold cooked carrots and some candied sweet potatoes. Swordfish was drowning in some sauce. Fish was over cooked, probably frozen to start with, which is...disappointing for a restaurant on the water which boasts fresh. Appetizer was supposed to be sweet bread, it wasn’t, it was plain chunks of bread. We ordered a beer which had an aroma and taste of stale beer. My wife had a hamburger which was not ground beef, it had consistency of being put in a blender or food processor. Chips that came with it were good. Waitress was friendly and spoke English but never asked how our dinner was or why all my food was on the plate except for the fish when I was finished. For our last dinne on the island, it was a bad choice. Might be fine for lunch but definitely not for a nice dinner.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Sílvia V, Proprietário at Casa de Praia, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2019
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Olá, lamentamos imenso que a sua visita não tenha sido positiva, ficando da nossa parte o compromisso de que o...More

Reviewed October 1, 2019 via mobile

Very nice place with an amazing view, delicious dishes, tasty wine, the best fish on island, good pasta, favorite clams. Only one negative memory is about a waiter! I haven’t seen so much unfriendly person as she is, absolutely not interested in clients. Can’t say...anything bad about others waiters, they were nice!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Sílvia V, Proprietário at Casa de Praia, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2019
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Obrigada pelo seu comentário. Lamentamos que a sua experiência não tenha sido de todo positiva no entanto estamos a trabalhar...More

Reviewed September 25, 2019 via mobile

The burger was not ground beef, but beef paste. Sent it back and it was now hot beef paste. Lol. Enjoy the view. Hope the food gets better.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Sílvia V, Proprietário at Casa de Praia, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2019
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Olá, lamentamos que a sua visita não tenha sido positiva. Estamos a trabalhar para melhorar, por isso, a sua opinião...More

Reviewed September 9, 2019

Didn't plan to go here and write about restaurants and places, but this one made me change my mind. Every time I'm at Sao Miguel I pay a visit to the Praia Cafe. A friendly and competent crew, terrace with a view and a super...relaxing athmosphere. Compliments for that. What about the food, You ask? Well, sometimes the appeal of the place and the quality of the food just matches. Like here. Not hipster-ish but a mixture of local recipes and modern ideas. Never had stuffed mackerels? Here You get them with Yams and traditional sauce. Don't miss the local bread and butter for a start. And to all You bored Sushi-Afficionados: Try the Swordfish-Tataki and learn about (almost) raw fish. It's a very nice place. Worship it.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Sílvia V, Proprietário at Casa de Praia, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2019
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Olá! Obrigada pelo seu comentário e avaliação. A opinião de quem nos visita é sempre muito importante para nós. Esperamos...More

Reviewed August 31, 2019 via mobile

Visited Praia Cafe with party of 8. Beautiful view of the ocean. Sat on terrace. Relaxing. You can’t be a rush which is pretty customary for the island. We shared the gambas alhinho- they were large, not a lot of flavor but still very good....We shared the mariscada- similar to paella. It was flavorful. Others in party had octopus and loved it. The steak was on the thick side- described as ok. Vegetable curry was said to be very good. Chocolate mousse was larger than usual and said to be good but not the best thus far. Pineapple cake is highly recommend. Our waitress Jessica was attentive and very sweet. Overall a great spot to enjoy a family dinner on vacation. The view was amazing.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Sílvia V, Proprietário at Casa de Praia, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2019
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Olá! Obrigada pelo seu comentário. A opinião de quem nos visita é sempre muito importante para nós. Esperamos poder contar...More

Reviewed August 23, 2019

Outstanding service, super friendly and THE best dinner we’ve had on the island. Also amazingly reasonable too. Would 100% go back!!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Sílvia V, Proprietário at Casa de Praia, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2019
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Muito obrigada pelo seu comentário e avaliação! Ficamos à espera de uma nova visita! Até Breve!

Reviewed August 21, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful food and even better service. Our waiter Bruno was fantastic and shared many interesting facts and aspects of the island with us. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Sílvia V, Proprietário at Casa de Praia, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2019
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Muito obrigada pelo seu comentário e avaliação. Esperamos poder contar novamente com a sua visita. Até breve!

Reviewed August 20, 2019

We spend the morning in the beach next to this restaurant and we book in person at noon for lunch for four people. We manage to get a table in the terrace. The view from there is wonderful. Food was excellent: tuna and fish of...the day for two adults, and two hamburguers (with the delicious "bolo levedo" instead of bread! - a kind of muffin, a local specialty) that were outstanding. Service was competent, efficient and kind. Totally recommendable.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Sílvia V, Proprietário at Casa de Praia, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2019
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Muito obrigada pelo seu comentário e avaliação! Esperamos poder voltar a vê-los por aqui. Até breve!

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