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Restaurante Casa de Pasto O Aviao
Ranked #140 of 316 Restaurants in Sao Miguel
Price range: $9 - $17
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Back in the 60’s and right in front of one of the most remarkable palaces of Ponta Delgada, the Casa de Pasto O Avião opened its doors as one of the first food joints in town. In the 55 years that followed, working class people, students, poets, artists, business men and politians would claim this space as their own and seat together to enjoy the autenthic local food where tradition, friendship and good service is remembered through generations. Today, in the same place where once was the small joint, two hundred people can have a seat and still experience the same legacy in a simple and joyfull atmosphere. Located in the noble area of the city center, our clients can enjoy the big terrace placed on this pedonal side street. Here locals and visitors can truly appreciate autenthic azorean food in a true azorean landmark.
Brussels, Belgium
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81 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Loved it”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

We found the restaurant by accident upon arriving in Ponta Delgada and going for a walk. It was quite busy with people having dinner, so we decided to go back there the next day and check it out.
In fact, we went back there every single day.
The food is great, we had the grilled tuna, swordfish and chicken breast and different desserts. The local bread is delicious, they have wine from the islands, too, and the service is friendly and professional. As soon as we came back on the second day, they recognized us and treated us like old friends. If you ask for some advice concerning the food, they will tell you honestly what is good or not.
The place is unpretentious, with a mixed crowd, young, local people especially at lunch time, a nice mix of tourists and locals for dinner and lunch.
If you want to sit outside, you have some tables in front of the restaurant on the street or the little patio in the back.
It is a great place!

  • Visited June 2014
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Tallinn, Estonia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“simple place to eat”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

It is simple place to eat. Do not expect fancy interior. Food itself was good, size of the dish was sufficient however, it seems that only rice and french fries were offered as a side.
The place has big TVs in each room so it is possible to watch sport broadcasts etc.
P.S. the waiter was very attentive and helpful with good english skills.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Mirko S
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Boston, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great Spot”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Food was very good & reasonably priced. Convenient location - within walking distance to every hotel.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank susan g
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Lowell, Massachusetts
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100 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good food at a good price”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

The locals eat at the restaurant. The food was priced right, and the service was decent. You can't go wrong here.

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Laurie F
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Zurich, Switzerland
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105 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Very good food (especially fish) at low prices”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Out of the 6-7 restaurants we have come to know in Ponta Delgada, I would rank this one as #1 or #2. They seem to specialize in fish, but they also have meat and in general a wide selection. The prices are a bit lower than in comparable restaurants. Outdoor seating available. Our waiter was impeccable.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank steigers
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