If you’re visiting Furnas, a small town on the island of São Miguel in the Azores, you simply must try the famous cozido at Furnas Restaurants. This traditional dish is cooked underground using the natural heat from the volcanic hot springs, resulting in a unique and delicious flavor. But where should you go to try it? Our guide will take you to the best Furnas restaurants for this must-try dish. Cozido das Furnas: The Original and Best
If you’re planning a trip to Furnas, be sure to indulge in the local food scene. The traditional cozido, a stew cooked underground using volcanic heat, is a must-try dish. Check out our guide to the top Furnas restaurants to make the most of your culinary experience. Cozido das Furnas: The Must-Try Dish Cozido das Furnas is a traditional Portuguese stew that is cooked underground using the natural heat from the Furnas volcanic hot springs
If you’re planning a trip to Ponta Delgada, you’ll want to make sure you experience the best of the local cuisine. From traditional Azorean dishes to international flavors, there’s something for everyone in this charming city. Check out this guide to the top restaurants where to eat in Ponta Delgada, recommended by locals who know the food scene best. Aliança This is a great reference of the traditional cuisine of São Miguel
In the Furnas it is mandatory to have lunch or dinner the famous and typical Furnas Cozido – Stew. It has the same ingredients as the Portuguese stew, but with a characteristic and pleasant flavor, cooked slowly with the steam from the volcanic activity of the soil. Hotel Terra Nostra Restaurant One of the best restaurants to enjoy the Furnas stew is at Hotel Terra Nostra. It is the most expensive option, but as the price of the meal
When we go on vacation, one of the big questions is which restaurants to choose because nobody likes to make bad choices when it comes to choosing a place to have lunch or dinner. Whether they´re more traditional or refined, urban or overlooking the ocean or the mountains, all the restaurants recommended in this article have a common denominator; all of them enhance the flavors and genuine products of the Azores in general and the island of São
At breakfast or at snack, make sure you taste the “Bolo Levedo”. It is a slightly sweet and very soft bread, and the fresher the better. Although their revenue does not have many secrets, they are made almost exclusively in Furnas, or by people from Furnas. According to tradition, they are cooked in a wood oven in a fryer. In Furnas there are many good quality options, but if you are in Ponta Delgada I recommend the pasty cakes from
The Furnas Stew is the most characteristic meal of the gastronomy of the island of São Miguel. Visiting São Miguel and not eating the stew of Furnas is like going to Rome and not seeing the Pope. The main ingredients are basically the same as the Portuguese Stew, with local meats and sausages, but its slow cooking (about 5 to 7 hours) buried in the Furnas boilers gives it a unique and characteristic flavor. In addition to the meats and local
The restaurant called “Bar Caloura” is an authentic 2 in 1, an excellent restaurant of fresh fish, which offers a beautiful landscape in front of the sea, in the summer resort of Caloura. If it’s dinner, you should go early so you can enjoy the scenery while you dine. The specialty of the restaurant is grilled fresh fish, where you can see the fish before ordering, and the seafood, which includes grilled limpets and barnacles
After a good swim in the excellent Ribeira Quente beach, the Garajau restaurant is a good option for dining fresh fish, or a regional meal.
The decor is very pleasant, creating a rustic atmosphere very relaxed.
There are children’s menus, and the salad bar is at a glance. The sangria, in a jar, accompanies most of the dishes well.
The restaurant is only open from April to October, but in this period it is open every day
The concept of this restaurant “A Tasca”, which is very popular with all those who visit the island of São Miguel, is, in fact, very different because it combines music, live art and regional cuisine in the same space. This unmissable icon of the islands cuisine, has an atmosphere of a real traditional tavern, with wooden tables, chairs and shelves with a generous and diverse wine cellar in plain sight, and its walls are decorated
Immediately after the Furnas stew, comes the Associação Agrícola’s steak, located in the Santana area in Ribeira Grande. In addition to the quality of the steak, it is worth visiting Associação Agrícola, due to their new and modern facilities, the service, the variety of steaks and other dishes and the craft beer. In high season, it’s advisable to book. If the room is full, you may have to wait to order and to be served. Despite the high
If you are in Ponta Delgada and craving for a good steak, O Galego is the best option, located on the marginal avenue, towards São Roque, about 100 meters before Cais 20. It’s not as famous as the Associação Agrícola steak, but in terms of quality and flavor, it’s not far behind, plus the price is lower. But this doesn’t exempt a visit to the Associação Agrícola, due to their new and modern facilities, the great variety and the craft beer
At the end of the marginal avenue, in front of São Roque’s islet, there’s Cais 20 Restaurant, a must-go place for dining in Ponta Delgada. It’s a great choice for dining with friends, as it has plenty of space and long tables. The specialties are snacks and seafood, including grilled limpets and barnacles (exclusive Azorian seafood). To accompany the snacks, don’t forget to order the garlic bread. And as desert, cinnamon ice cream is mandatory