Close
São Miguel: Restaurants & Bars

São Miguel: Restaurants & Bars

A Tasca
This is a favourite restaurant of tourists and well-heeled locals.  Near Ponta Delgada Matriz church, this restaurant presents you the typical Azorean food. Please note that should be difficult to find a table if you do not book it in advance.
Google Maps | Website link

Big21
So the name sounds like some odd fast food joint, but don’t let this put you off. This is a thoroughly modern, Portuguese restaurant.  With everything from steak to vegetarian fare, this is a crowd-pleasing place.  Modern, yet not fussy, it is the perfect place for a hearty dinner.
Google Maps | Website link

Casa Do Bife O Galego
Great location in town and the steaks are excellent! Well worth visiting but can get busy when a cruise ship is in town or at busy times so best to make a reservation.
Google Maps | Website link

Mané Cigano
If you’re in Ponta Delgada for lunch, Mané Cigano is a must. A local favourite for traditional Azorean seafood. It’s open for lunch, so get there early or jostle with the regulars for a table. Try the horse mackerel with beans.
Google Maps | Website link

À Terra Fornaria at Azor Hotel
The restaurant at Ponta Delgada’s best hotel is famous for its contemporary take on Azorean dishes and glorious marina views. Try the fresh succulent sardines baked in pastry with a cold glass of Azorean white wine.
Google Maps | Website link

Around the island:

Resturante Cais 20
So the name sounds like some odd fast food joint, but don’t let this put you off. This is a thoroughly modern, Portuguese restaurant.  With everything from steak to vegetarian fare, this is a crowd-pleasing place.  Modern, yet not fussy, it is the perfect place for a hearty dinner.
Google Maps | Website link

Taberna Saca-Rolhas
This is a cosy place right by the sea wall, serving some of the best fish in the Azores. It’s a 10-minute drive from Ponta Delgada – or hike there along the cliffs to build up an appetite. Reservations necessary.
Google Maps | Website link

À Terra at Furnas Boutique Hotel
People regularly make the 40-minute drive here from the capital. The young, dynamic team is putting Azorean cuisine on the map using local ingredients and cooking methods. Try cheese from São Jorge, fish baked on hot stones, fresh and unusual salads or fantastic pizza straight from their wood-fired oven.
Google Maps | Website link

Quinta dos Sabores
Seek out this wonderful farm-to-table restaurant, where most of what is on the menu is grown or reared on site. Knock on the barn door and you’ll be warmly greeted by hosts and owners Paulo and Inês. Expect a five-course tasting menu at a reasonable price. Vegetarians and special diets accommodated.
Google Maps | Website link

Terra Nostra Garden Restaurant
For colzido das Furnas baked in the earth, book lunch at this Art Deco hotel restaurant with views across the botanical gardens.
Google Maps | Website link

Santa Bárbara Eco-Beach Resort
Modern, sustainable, surf-chic restaurant on the north coast, famous for sashimi, surfing and sea views. Natural stone and glass interior with drift-wood decor, hanging log-burner and long suede sofas for nightcaps. Reservations mandatory for Friday and Saturday nights, though it’s a lazy lunch spot at any other time.
Google Maps | Website link

Bar Caloura
Low-key bar for sundowners. This south-coast spot is the place to gather for sunset swims in the adjacent ocean pool before settling in for wine and snacks. Great place to try a local vinho verde with deep-fried mackerel.
Google Maps | Website link

Restaurante da Associacao
This is a very nice restaurant but it is a way out of town. Assuming you have a car well worth a visit.
Google Maps | Website link

Tony’s resturant / O Vale das Furnas
Tony’s Restaurant is one of the most well-known places to try “cozido das Furnas,” roughly translated as food out of the volcano. And it really is from the depths of the earth! Worth booking a table in advance. Be warned: the plates of steaming meat and vegetables are enormous.
Google Maps | Website link

Close