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“The Place for Steak”
Review of Bar Alianca

Bar Alianca
Ranked #70 of 182 Restaurants in Ponta Delgada
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
RI USA
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18 reviews
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“The Place for Steak”
Reviewed June 7, 2012

Recommend to me by 2 tour guides. Dined there twice during my 6 day stay. Their top priced steak at 16 Euros was worth every bite. Salad starter was huge and fresh and fries with steak were done right.
Second time went with fish dish which was not memorable in fact the food came out barely warm, I complained and they did not reheat it, but came back quickly with the same dish freshly cooked. Excellent rebound !
I do believe that on my first visit that it was the only steak I ever ate in a European restaurant that was cooked to medium rare perfection as I Like it.

  • Visited May 2012
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“Genuine Azorean beef steak”
Reviewed January 16, 2012

This is the place to try the much talked about "Bife à Regional" (Regional style steak). Something you will know if you have been to the Azores, or will soon find out when you get there, is that Azoreans like to have (almost) everything with their characteristic "pimenta-da-terra" (local mild/medium hot red peppers, preserved in salt) and with baked garlic, a lot of it. It works with the steak. Good quality meat from their local azorean cows, that should be cooked on the rare side, something azoreans have a hard time accepting. At Bar Aliança if you ask for your your meat rare, you will get your meat rare. The local beer goes great with it. A true local's joint, simple and comfortable.

  • Visited November 2011
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