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Restaurante Nacional

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Rua de Acoreano Oriental 18 20, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-013, Portugal
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Antwerp, Belgium
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very cozy and family friendly restaurant. Ask the staff for advice on the dishes. They can recommend specific kinds of fish, meats and drinks to suit your wishes. Very friendly service and great food. It feels like a familiar place where you have come many times before; you feel right at home.

Thank FredericBE32
Boston, MA
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel recommended this restaurant and we liked it so much that we went back three times during our vacation! The fish was fresh and well-prepared, the portions were large, the waitstaff friendly, and the prices were excellent.

Thank Molly452
Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the center of Ponta Delgada, good food, good service a bit pricey, but overall good! they accommodate large families! would go back without hesitation.

Thank JM9095
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service great, food yummy, environment friendly, price perfect. While wondering through the streets of Punta Delgada, I happened upon the establishment Restaurante Nacional and entered for a cool drink. While sipping on my G&T, I had had the opportunity to glance on the meals passing by, and enjoy their aroma, to an extent that I soon order a dish. I... More 

Thank Gregg R
East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I came across this restaurant while strolling around the city mid morning. We were attracted by the exterior and, on further investigation, found that 1) It had a tripadvisor certificate and 2) Had swordfish (one of my favourites) on the menu. To cap it all, a member of the staff came out to pleasantly advise that they... More 

Thank Geoffrey G
Retford, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated straight away when we arrived and entered the restaurant through the wrong door, oops!!! But the waiter was fantastic, good sense of humour, attentive and helpful but not over the top!! The wine was reasonably priced and opened at the table so tasted good and we knew what we were drinking and if to expect a headache!!... More 

Thank tonikb39
Lisbon, Portugal
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Generally the food was quite good, I've tried the grilled shark with cocktail sauce really nice mix. It's not the cheapest restaurant, but if you are willing to pay around 10-13€ per person, then you'll be satisfied with the dishes :)

Thank Pedro D
Irvine, California
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299 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had passed by Restaurante Nacional a couple of times while walking and the owner always smiled and invited us in. So we went back for our last dinner before leaving the Azores. Soccer game on so staff was a bit distracted but still friendly and helpful. Wife had the pork tenderloin while I had the beef skewer with pineapple and... More 

Thank 65oski
Newmarket, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

That little restaurant in downtown Ponta Delgada is a gem: 1) awesome food (ordered grilled shark and grouper, vino verde), 2) great service (no oblivious teenagers, just knowledgeable experienced staff, good advice when you need it, not in your face with the endless northamerican "How are you working on that shark?", BUT: whenever you raise your eyes still thinking about... More 

Thank Andre S
london, ontario
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

A well established local restaurant. Check out the Portuguese menu for some additional specialities not on the English menu. Some original art work on the wall by Robello.

Thank tubegem

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood, European, Portuguese, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua de Acoreano Oriental 18 20, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-013, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Sao Miguel  >  Ponta Delgada
  • Phone Number: 00351296629949

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?