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“Outstanding meal near Furnas”

Restaurante Ponta do Garajau
Ranked #35 of 396 Restaurants in Sao Miguel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This was perhaps our favorite meal of the entire trip. We came on the recommendation of a friend who is Azorean, and we were very lucky to have her guidance. The food was was some of the freshest and best I'd ever tasted.

When you arrive they offer you bread, cheese, and olives. Yes you end up having to pay for it but its delicious and worth the few extra dollars. We started with the lapas, which were perfectly cooked and sizzling when they arrived on the table. I had octopus cooked in the oven with a rich peppery sauce that I wanted to eat by the spoonful. My partner had the fried horse mackerel, which were served with two deliciously sharp and vinegary sauces for sprinkling on top. The acidity cut through the richness of the fish in a way that kept you coming back for more. The local beer, served in small sizes for those who want, was refreshing and crisp with the meal.

Do yourself a favor and make the trip out here to come to this restaurant. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank nyctravelbug6018
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

This restaurant which is primarily known for fish offered us the best local food experience on our trip on the Azores, Porto and Lisboa.

We had sword fish and octopus which can highly be recommended. The salad buffet adds another unordinary asset to it.

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

The fish and octopus were some of the best we enjoyed anywhere on the island. Service was also top shelf, which can sometimes be hard to find. Ponta do Garajau hit on all cylinders! My wife and I enjoyed it so much, we went there twice. Solid restaurant all the way around.

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Thank Randall-ATX
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We've ordered a grilled limpets as entrance and "lirio" fish meal. The food was not tasty and and did not look fresh. We've had a lot of tastier meals in restaurants around the island tastier and a bit cheaper.

Thank ccouto
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

We went on a Sunday around 2pm and the place was almost full.
Service was quick and efficient. The food was fresh and tasty.
Prices are reasonable. I would definitely eat there again and suggest to friends.

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Thank monaHungary
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