Gastronomy


We definitely recommend our visitors to experience the richness of the local gastronomy, full of unique flavours mastered during centuries. Highlights are the “Sopas do Espírito Santo” (meat and bread soup), “Caldo de Nabos” (turnip broth with pork), “Bolo da Panela” (pork broth with flour cakes), “Caçoila” (stewed marinated beef), “Polvo Guisado em Vinho de Cheiro” (wine-stewed octopus) or the celebrated “Molhos” (large rice and pork sausages, sliced).

Confectionery in Sunny Island also appears to be a not-to-be-missed experience; names like “Bolinhos de Consoada”, “Melindres”, “Brindeirinhos”, “Biscoitos de Aguardente”, “Biscoitos Estalados”, “Tigelada”, “Biscoitos de Orelha” and the celebrated “Cavacas” refer to sweet delicacies you will certainly have to taste when visiting Santa Maria.

And to round up a perfect meal, nothing like our “Vinho de Cheiro”, also known as “Morangueiro” or “American Wine”. Other spirits to enjoy are the “Aguardente da Terra” (local brandy), the “Abafado” and “Bastardinho” wines and many other handcrafted traditional types of liquor.

RESTAURANTS

Bar dos Anjos

Baía dos Anjos
Vila do Porto

Tel.: (00351) 296 886 734

Hotel Santa Maria

Rua da Horta
Vila do Porto

Tel.: (00351) 296 820 660

O Grota

Baía da Maia
Santo Espírito

Tel.: (00351) 296 884 184

Os Marienses

Rua do Cotovelo
Vila do Porto

Tel.: (00351) 296 882 464

O Pipas

Rua da Olivença
Vila do Porto

Tel.: (00351) 296 882 000
(00351) 296 883 028

Rosa Alta

Termo da Igreja
São Pedro

Tel.: (00351) 296 884 990

Hotel Colombo

Lugar da Cruz Teixeira
Vila do Porto

Tel.: (00351) 296 820 200

O Concorde

Aeroporto de Santa Maira
Vila do Porto

Tel.: (00351) 296 886 000

Flor da Maia

Baía da Maia
Santo Espírito

Tel.: (00351)

Website: Facebook

O Paquete

Praia Formosa
Almagreira

Tel.: (00351) 296 884 086
(00351) 915 559 079

Website: Facebook

Praia Formosa

Praia Formosa
Almagreira

Tel.: (00351) 296 884 154
(00351) 965 401 771

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Mesa d’oito

Rua Teófilo de Braga
Vila do Porto

Tel.: (00351) 296 882 107
(00351) 917 232 013

Website: www.charmingblue.com

TAVERNS

O Jorge

Rua Dr. Luís Bettencourt
Vila do Porto

Tel.: (00351) 296 882 698

A Lanchonete

Rua Teófilo Braga
Vila do Porto

Tel.: (00351) 296 882 420

SNACK-BAR AND PUB’S

Blue Marlin Bar

Clube Naval de Santa Maria
Vila do Porto

Tel.: (00351) 296 883 130

Central Pub

Rua Dr. Luís Bettencour
Vila do Porto

Tel.: (00351) 296 883 513
(00351) 296 883 083

Docas Bar

Cais de Vila do Porto
Vila do Porto

Tel.: (00351) 296 884 800

Garrouchada

Rua Dr. Luís Bettencourt
Vila do Porto

Tel.: (00351) 296 883 038

Pub & Grill 55

Rua Dr. Luís Bettencourt
Vila do Porto

Tel.: (00351) 296 883 555

Sol da Manha

Termo da Igreja de Santo Espírito
Santo Espírito

Tel.: (00351) 296 884 138
(00351) 964 423 367

Tropical Fast Food

Avenida de Santa Maria
Vila do Porto

Tel.: (00351) 296 883 104
(00351) 963 504 896

E-mail: tropicalfastfood@gmail.com

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