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
Website: Facebook
Hotel Santa Maria
Rua da Horta
Vila do Porto
Tel.: (00351) 296 820 660
Website: Facebook
O Grota
Baía da Maia
Santo Espírito
Tel.: (00351) 296 884 324
Website: Facebook
Os Marienses
Rua do Cotovelo
Vila do Porto
Tel.: (00351) 296 882 478
Website: Facebook
Pipas Churrasqueira
Rua da Olivença
Vila do Porto
Tel.: (00351) 296 882 000
Website: Facebook
Flor da Maia
Baía da Maia
Santo Espírito
Tel.: (00351)965 305 128
Website: Facebook
O Paquete
Praia Formosa
Almagreira
Tel.: (00351) 296 884 086
(00351) 296 884 142
(00351) 961 817 881
Website: Facebook
Praia Formosa
Praia Formosa
Almagreira
Tel.: (00351) 296 884 154
(00351) 965 401 771
Website: Facebook
Mesa d’oito
Rua Teófilo de Braga
Vila do Porto
Tel.: (00351) 296 882 083
(00351) 296 883 560
(00351) 969 445 290
Website: www.charmingblue.com
Ponta Negra
Baía de São Lourenço
Santa Bárbara
Tel.: (00351) 296 098 148
Website: Facebook
Clube Naval
Marina de Vila do Porto
Tel.: (00351) 964 089 482
(00351) 296 883 058
Website: Facebook
Espaço em cena
Mãe de Deus
Vila do Porto
Tel.: (00351) 961 809 446
Website: Facebook

SNACK-BAR AND PUB’S

Central Pub
Rua Dr. Luís Bettencourt
Vila do Porto
Tel.: (00351) 296 882 513
Website: Facebook
Docas Bar
Cais de Vila do Porto
Vila do Porto
Tel.: (00351) 296 883 366
Website: Facebook
Garrouchada
Rua Dr. Luís Bettencourt
Vila do Porto
Tel.: (00351) 296 883 038
Website: Facebook
Moonlight Bar & Grill
Rua Dr. Luís Bettencourt
Vila do Porto
Tel.: (00351) 296 882 208
Website: Facebook
Mascote Caffe
Rua Teófilo de Braga
Vila do Porto
Tel.: (00351) 914 319 552
Website: Facebook
Tropical Fast Food
Avenida de Santa Maria
Vila do Porto
Tel.: (00351) 296 883 104
(00351) 963 504 896
Website: Facebook
Sol da Manhã
Termo da Igreja
Santo Espírito
Tel.: (00351) 296 884 439
Beach Parque
Praia Formosa
Almagreira
Tel.: (00351) 296 884 452

Travelling to Santa Maria

Going Around the Island

Where to Stay