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Restaurante Nacional

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Rua de Acoreano Oriental 18 20, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-013, Portugal
+351 296 629 949
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Braga, Portugal
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are looking for tasty food, good size portions and quick friendly service this is the place for you! I enjoyed the food and the staff was available and helpful! Just a bit too formal and a bit like so many other places I have been before! Would like to see more soul in this place!!!

Thank musicanaalma
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A very enjoyable and inexpensive meal. Waiters were very friendly and efficient. Would eat there again.

Thank Andy H
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us ate here and were disappointed. The choice of starters were very limited, the soup was average. The shrimp in mustard sauce was OK but nothing special. The grilled fish and pork for main course were OK but I have eaten better for less, the plain boiled potatoes were overcooked. The deserts were shown to us, each covered... More 

Thank U7481KRjanes
Lakewood, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't let the initial "Cafe" appearance slow you down from entering and enjoying this jewel! The service was amazing as we sampled appetizers, enjoyed their seafood rice dish for two, completed with dessert; the evening was fanstastic!

Thank Barry T
Peterborough, Canada
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I guess the best way to describe this review is somewhat divided ! After a warm welcome when we visited there last week we were expecting the best ! Unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations ...at least in my mind. I started with the soup of the day which was spinach and honestly it was somewhat tasteless, however on... More 

Thank JBH44
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had so much to choice from. Waiter was awesome and very helpful choosing from menu. Portion size was very good.

Thank Sandra C
Mississauga, Canada
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I believe that Sao Miguel is known for fish, beef and dairy products - but if you like beef, or if you love steak - then this restaurant is a must try!!!

Thank Wally J J
Paget Parish, Bermuda
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

The waiters were above and beyond, simply the best service was given. The food was delicious, there were 9 of us we all had different dishes and each dish was wonderful. Very affordable..we did go for lunch and for 9 of us it was under 200 euros including wine!!!

Thank Theresa S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Was cruising with family in Ponta Delgada, Azores, and we happened to park our car in the city center and went looking for a place to eat that seemed fair, both in quality and price. As it was time for dinner, we spotted this restaurant walking by, and decided to take a look. The menus are printed in various languages... More 

Thank NitroCircus
Lansdowne, Canada
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157 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Just returned from dinner. Our last night in PDL and we seemed to have saved the best experience till the end. Everything about this restaurant is typically Azorean. I am sure the decor, the menu and the staff have not changed in 25 years. The overall experience was delightful. The waiter was professional and charming, the food was fresh and... More 

Thank John G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua de Acoreano Oriental 18 20, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-013, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Sao Miguel  >  Ponta Delgada
  • Phone Number: +351 296 629 949

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?