If you plan to visit Ponta Delgada, book dinner at A Tasca for every night of your stay and you won’t be disappointed! It’s also a good place for lunch!

We stayed at the Grand Hotel Açores Atlântico and it was just a ten-minute walk into the centre of Ponta Delgada.

A Tasca has an unassuming entrance and you could easily miss it.

Once inside, you’ll find a charming room, with a rustic feel, usually full of customers – more than half were locals.

The staff are really friendly – everyone spoke English.

A 1l carafe of tap water €2. Glass of good house red €2.

Everything we ate was delicious.

Gambas (prawns) a La Bart €11.

Lapas Grelhadas (grilled limpets) €15.

Polvo panado (breaded octopus) €7.

Polvo a Tasqueiro (octopus) €16.

Filetes de peixe de Po (Po fish fillet) €13.50.

Feel free to wander around Ponta Delgada and try to find a better restaurant. If you do find something better, please let us know.