Best Seafood food near Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal

January 12, 2020 Augustus Redeker

Reviews on Seafood food in Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal. Ponta Delgada (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpõtɐ ˌðɛɫˈɣaðɐ]) is the largest municipality (concelho) and administrative capital of the Autonomous Region of the Azores in Portugal. It is located on São Miguel Island, the largest and most populous in the archipelago. The population in 2011 was 68,809, in an area of 232.99 square kilometres (89.96 square miles). There are 17,629 residents in the three central civil parishes that comprise the historical city: São Pedro, São Sebastião, and São José. Ponta Delgada became the region's administrative capital under the revised constitution of 1976; the judiciary and Catholic see remained in the historical capital of Angra do Heroísmo while the Legislative Assembly of the Azores was established in Horta.
Things to do in Ponta Delgada

10. 4 Platanos

En1-1a 39, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9545-410 Portugal European, Portuguese, Seafood Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Acc [email protected] +351 296 918 241 http://www.4platanos.com/
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4 based on 353 reviews

4 Platanos

Reviewed By IBERIA01

On the way back to Ponta Delgada stopped at this restaurant for dinner and was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food and service. We had the Sao Jorge cheese, jam and bread for starters. For the main course we had grilled swordfish. Everything was delicious and we were very satisfied. We will return.

9. Calcada do Cais

Rua dos Mercadores 27 31 Sao Sebastiao, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-092 Portugal Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Contemporary Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +351 296 281 052 http://www.facebook.com/calcadadocais
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4 based on 906 reviews

Calcada do Cais

Reviewed By 913gunterv

On Sunday it’s hard to find a restaurant in Ponta Delgada, looking on tripadvisor we stumbeled on Calcada do Cais. Not taking the risk we called to make a reservation. A good idea. The food was great. Risotto, pasta are the house specialty. But be carefull not to order to much, the portions are big. Make a reservation, the restaurant has space for about 30 people.

8. Bistro valverde

Rua Manuel Inacio Correia 68 Store B, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-087 Portugal European, Portuguese, Seafood, Mediterranean Dinner Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Seating +351 917 008 354
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5 based on 61 reviews

Bistro valverde

Reviewed By Salvatore S

We discovered this place by chance and we couldn’t have been more satisfied! Attentive staff, delicious food and charming ambience. The food is cooked to perfection and the flavours spot on. Stay away from the main drag and relax in this small but distinctive place. The chocolate and basil cake is to die for (never thought it could work!) and the coffee cream brûlée’ is so delicate.

7. A Tasca

Rua do Aljube # 16, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-018 Portugal Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +351 296 288 880 http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Tasca/354248658014325
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4 based on 4236 reviews

A Tasca

Reviewed By Michelle T

This was our first meal in Ponta Delgada and it did not disappoint. It would remain one of our best meals during our trip to Sao Miguel. We strolled in around 2pm on Tuesday and had to wait a bit for a table, but it wasn't too long. Their menus look a bit like a newspaper and I really enjoyed the novelty of it. We opted to try their grilled limpets, which I've never seen anywhere else. They kind of taste like a cross between mussels and small abalones? Anyways, this was one of the best things I have ever eaten on the island. My sister and I shared their fish of the day and it was amazing. In retrospect, I should've asked what the fish of the day was...but I forgot. It was really good though - another "best" dish from our trip. Services was spotty, but I think that's just what it's like everywhere on the island. Dishes came out hot and quick, so all is A-OK. While our waiters were sometimes absent, they more than made up for it in enthusiasm when they were at the table. Honestly, if you're in town, give A Tasca a try!

6. Xitaka

Rua do Paim 149, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-230 Portugal Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Parking Available, Full Bar, Free Wif +351 296 284 072 http://www.facebook.com/pg/xitakapontadelgada/
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4 based on 287 reviews

Xitaka

O Restaurante Xitaka caracteriza a gastronomia açoriana tendo como referência o melhor marisco e peixe fresco bem como deliciosos grelhados.

Reviewed By globetrottingYankee

Lovely restaurant ambience, looks very popular with locals and discerning tourists. It’s mainly seafood, but the menu has selections for the carnivores. An impressive feature is a glass tank containing live rock lobsters and Dungeness crabs, and an ice cooler with various fish catches of day, all for customer picking. For us, the stars of our order were the smoked black pudding served with pineapple and the grilled octopus (light smoke flavor and very tender. It was a while octopus! Sumptuous and outstanding seasoning with a drizzle of olive oil and crispy garlic! The house-recommended Vinho Verde was superb! The service was as outstanding!

5. Restaurante Sao Pedro

Largo Almirante Dunn 23A Junto à Igreja e Hotel São Pedro., Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-292 Portugal Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Dinner, Lunch Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accep [email protected] +351 296 285 276 http://www.restaurantesaopedro.com
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4 based on 1393 reviews

Restaurante Sao Pedro

Somos um restaurante com gastronomia Açoriana e moderna. Temos um estilo moderno, romântico, com música ambiente relaxante. Trabalhamos diariamente para satisfazer os nossos clientes.

Reviewed By Richard A

During our seven-day stay in Ponta Delgado we sampled a variety of restaurants, from small tapas bars to larger restaurants. This establishment was, without a doubt, the best one at which we dined. The ambience is welcoming and cozy, the dining room is lovely, with an eclectic array of tasteful decor, and the service was very attentive, friendly and prompt. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her beef tenderloin, and I ordered a fish special, only described as a “local whitefish”. It proved to be tasteful once I maneuvered through the large amount of bones. We finished with delicious profiteroles and coffee. While this review may seem to be ho-hum, it in no way reflects our positive feelings about this restaurant: the food was really good, as was the wine (Vinho Verde and a Tinto) and the service was excellent. Upon returning, this restaurant would be our first choice.

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4. Boca de Cena

Largo de Sao Joao No 4 Em Frente Ao Teatro Micaelense, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-106 Portugal Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +351 965 055 455
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4 based on 1022 reviews

Boca de Cena

Reviewed By TCEd

So the chef does everything, waits the table, prepares the meal, brings drinks, collect payment and does the dishes. The food is excellent, we went with eight people and somehow he delivered eight plates prepared exactly as ordered ! My only concern would be on a busy night that he may get behind on orders. Steaks and tuna were perfect

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3. Big21

Rua Ernesto do Canto 21, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-312 Portugal Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Contemporary Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Street Parking, Wine and Beer [email protected] +351 296 281 398 http://www.facebook.com/Big21-1694444050801487/
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4 based on 627 reviews

Big21

Reviewed By djrenna

We chose Big21 based on Reviews. We were not Disappointed!! All of the food is expertly prepared and delicious. The Tuna was as others described, Amazing. The servers treat you like friends of the family. Our first visit (We visited twice) one person in our party chose steak, the server told him that it wasn't a good choice that night. But on our second visit we inquired, and we were assured that it would be good that night. And it was. Prices are very reasonable, and you won't leave hungry. I highly recommend Big21 and suggest that reservations. They always seem busy and full.

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2. Restaurante Gastronomo

Rua da Boa Nova 49 São Pedro, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-296 Portugal European, Portuguese, Seafood, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +351 296 381 095 http://www.facebook.com/Restaurante-Gastr%C3%B3nomo-500501496765574
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4 based on 1637 reviews

Restaurante Gastronomo

Reviewed By Michelle T

The food was a bit hit-miss for us, but I'm chalking that up to just a difference in preference. Service was TOP NOTCH and we really felt taken care of the entire evening. My family and I came in around 7pm without a reservation, but they seated us in no time. Our waiter was phenomenal and was really a highlight of the visit. We had the grilled limpets, grilled whole squid, and the blood sausage/grilled pineapple. The blood sausage was ... not our favorite. It was really, really crispy on the outside and it just wasn't our thing. The squid, however, was amazing. The limpets were also very good - but my mom and sister liked the one from A Tasca better. We finished the meal with a pineapple mousse, which was recommended by our waiter. I loved it.

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1. Ribeiramar Restaurante

Rua do Castelo, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel 9600-544 Portugal Portuguese, Seafood, European Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +351 966 173 393 http://www.facebook.com/ribeiramar/
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4 based on 72 reviews

Ribeiramar Restaurante

In this wonderful location, overlooking the sea and looking at the wonderful North coast of the island of São Miguel from Ribeira Grande, we have created for you a unique regional menu, such as the Fish Stew made inside the Volcano.

Reviewed By globetrottingYankee

Good location, dining on a balcony with a sea view. Short menu, albeit not remarkable. We ordered the 4-piece sample appetizer(4Q), which turned to be olives, quality eggs, a pork pate and guess what—tiny packs of butter!!! Since when is butter an appetizer? — Bread was extra 2Euros!!! We ordered the 3-fish special for two. It was suppose to be served with hollandaise sauce but, no, we were served melted butter. While the fish were grilled well, the side vegs was the iceberg lettuce that I detest (useless veg without nutrients) and the a bowl of boiled potatoes. For the price, even for the Azores, we could have a better dinner elsewhere. In short—-NOT recommended.Hello @globetrottingYankee! We value every review and we thank you for sharing your opinion. We're happy the fish was great, we naturally want to give every customer the best possible experience but we understand that we cannot satisfy everyone. For instance, we would like to have known that you detested that specific lettuce, we would have changed it for something more of your preference. Please visit us again so that we can show you why we have so many positive reviews.

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