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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Portuguese Restaurant
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“MEAT: My NUMBER ONE favourite restaurant in Sao Miguel and it´s just a five minute drive down the street. The Association of agriculture. All the local farmers work together to bring to the table top of the line produce. Be sure to make a reservation as they book in advance. Order the Traditional steak with egg. It´s a MUST!”
  • 40 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“Extremely well-prepared traditional food. Perhaps the most well-respected restaurant on the island. Always booked - go during the day/in advance to make a reservation. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Best seafood on the island! Hands down!! Their desserts are homemade, make room for it! ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Best restaurant on the island and a short 5-minute drive from casa Terra Nova! Select from same-day caught fish and enjoy the salad bar.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“To eat " Cozido das Furnas" , typical food that is prepared underground in Furnas Lake. You can go to the lake around 11.30 AM to see the guys taking of the food from the ground. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great place for lunch or dinner right on Santa Barbara beach! Great food and amazing view. Recommend the steak sandwich and seared tuna.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Hotel
“Upscale meals with an amazing view over its garden. Make sure you ask for a table by the window.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“if you're into the best typical "regional" beef steak... this restaurant is where you can find the top one. 15-20€ per person aprox.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For the true Sao Miguel experience, be sure to order the "Lapas Grelhadas" (garlic grilled limpets). Trust us! They are delicious. Beautiful view for lunch and a beer. One of our favourite spots!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fresh grilled fish and buffet of salads. Nice octopuss salad, and "sangria" to drink. Chicharros are also very good.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A melhor sopa de peixe da ilha! E a melhor cataplana de peixe. Na zona com maior numero de pescadores e barcos da região. Recomendo! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“Excelente para peixe, mariscos, crustáceos e moluscos - camarão, lagosta, cavaco, lapas, etc... Um pouco caro.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very cool restaurant located on a natural environment with very good food. 15/20€ per person aprox.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This is a must. It's all seafood and you'll probably need a reservation. I recommend ordering thegrilled lapas (limpets), maybe some cracas (barnacles), and the fish of the day--everyone speaks English and they'll make recommendations. Get a bottle of Vinho Verde too. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“Um restaurante simpático, com bom atendimento, ambiente familiar. A comida é um hino à gastronomia de São Miguel acompanhada por um serviço clássico mas cheio de charme. ”
  • 7 locals recommend