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Five Best Restaurants in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores

Azores food

When it comes to restaurant choices, the options may seem endless. With so much to consider, such as location, hours, or food style, you may be overwhelmed. To help, we've rounded up five of the best restaurants in Ponta Delgado, São Miguel.


Restaurant: Restaurante Alcides

Address: Rua Hintze Riberio 67, Ponta Delgada

Hours: Mon - Sat, 12:00pm - 3:00pm and 7:00pm - 10:00pm 

Why we like it: Opened in 1956, this is one of the longest running restaurants in the area, and somewhat of a legend. Their Bife à Alcides is said to be the best on the island. We recommend you try it!


Restaurant: O Giro

Address: Rua Diário dos Açores 35, Ponta Delgada

Hours: Mon - Sat, 12:00pm - 3:00pm and 6:00pm - 10:00pm 

Why we like it: Great seafood and very reasonable prices. They have a very comprehensive menu with large portions. And at the end of the meal they bring you out some of their homemade cinnamon liquor!


Restaurant: Boca de Cena

Address: Rua de São João 4, Ponta Delgada

Hours: Mon - Wed and Fri, 12:00pm - 10:00pm; Thurs and Sat, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Why we like it: The owner does everything himself - cooking, waiting, payments, and seating. It is a unique and personal dining experience that will leave you wanting more - especially the steak and octopus dishes!


Restaurant: A Tasca

Address: Rua do Aljube 16, Ponta Delgada

Hours: Mon - Sat, 11:00am - 12:00am

Why we like it: Authentic. Some of the best local Azorean/Portuguese food with big, bold flavors. A favorite for the locals as well, so always busy. Reservations are a must.


Restaurant Name: Casa da Rosa

Address: Rua Hintze Ribeiro 55, Ponta Delgada

Hours: Mon, 7:00pm - 11:00pm; Wed - Sun, 7:00pm - 11:00pm 

Why we like it: Located right next to Alcides, this place is open late night, with great music. The staff are always super friendly, so you feel taken care of from start-to-finish. Very diverse menu mixing local and international fusion flavors.

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