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Restaurante BooKa

Avenida do Livramento | 40 - 1º Esq - Por cima da Loja dos Chineses, Velas, Sao Jorge 9800-522, Portugal
+351 911 834 425
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good19%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Avenida do Livramento | 40 - 1º Esq - Por cima da Loja dos Chineses, Velas, Sao Jorge 9800-522, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent dinner, and an outstanding waiter. BRAVO! A reason to visit sao jorge again. Don't let you mislead from the unatractiv building. Inside its really worthy!

1  Thank Dominik B
BOOKA b, Proprietário at Restaurante BooKa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much. We hope to see you again soon. Muito Obrigada! Esperamos voltar a vê-lo em breve.

Reviewed 24 May 2018

Restaurante Booka stands out because of how helpful and friendly people are (not sure if they are owners or staff or both). Whether it's talking you through menu options or, in my case, firing up the kitchen a few minutes earlier than planned because I...More

1  Thank Federhirn
BOOKA b, Proprietário at Restaurante BooKa, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Muito Obrigada! Esperamos voltar a vê-la em breve. Thank you so much. We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This is a Chef restaurant with some autor recipes. From my experience Booka it's, by far, the best restaurant in São Jorge. Raquel Oliveira is a great host and she is also very helpful if you some information. You may want to follow her suggestions...More

Thank Rui S
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Restaurante Booka was the second last dinner of our trip and one to remember. We were greeted by friendly and personable wait staff and had a great meal! We shared the .5kg of clams and we both loved the clams themselves and the broth they...More

Thank Chipman S
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The owner and chef really seems to know what she is doing. She is the one who runs everything from back in the kitchen and sometimes has to help the waiter if he gets lost in the orders. But other than the waiter who had...More

Thank lkr1400
Reviewed 15 August 2017

In search of a spot for our anniversary dinner, my husband scouted Velas, and eventually chose Bookas. He first went in and consulted with Raquel, owner/chef, about creating a special dinner for us. She rose to the occasion - from setting the table with rose...More

Thank tomkat v
Reviewed 13 August 2017

My wife and I, together with two friends, stopped in to Restaurante Booka on our last night in Velas, and we were all highly impressed. It's a short walk from the harbour/centre of Velas, but definitely worth it, and the upstairs location affords a nice...More

Thank rich_coleman
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This is one of the finest restaurants in all of the Azores. We enjoyed our entire meal from appetizer through dessert. Chef Raquel's experience off-island is reflected in her cuisine and her personal warmth adds greatly to the overall dining experience. Do not miss this...More

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Four of us walked the short distance from the harbor of Velas to Booka. It is on the second floor, overlooking the azure sea with the island of Pico, site of the highest point in Portugal, in the distance. Raquel, the owner/chef is a fantastic...More

Thank tvandersalm
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We went to this restaurant twice during our one week stay, because it was just the best experience on the island. The owner speaks good English and she happily answers all your questions. She will also arrange something vegetarian, if asked for. The food looks...More

1  Thank uegjklbhtikvgh
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 70
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida do Livramento | 40 - 1º Esq - Por cima da Loja dos Chineses, Velas, Sao Jorge 9800-522, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Sao Jorge  >  Velas
  • Phone Number: +351 911 834 425
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The Booka restaurant is located in the village of Velas, São Jorge in the Azores. Having a family atmosphere and with a fantastic view over the Pico Island. The food is prepared by Chef Raquel Oliveira with professionalism and dedication! With La Cart (menu) Service, "Suggestion of the Chef" and Barbecue - mixed grill of meat with potato chip, salad and sliced fruit, on Saturday Lunh.Open from Wednesday to Monday Lunch (12:00pm– 3:00pm) and Dinner (6:30pm – 10:30pm). We are also open on Holidays for Lunch time (12:00pm – 3:00pm) and at Dinner time (6:30pm – 9:00pm). We have a Bar Menu just for the bar area with Snacks and Fast food from 04:00pm to 10:pm. We are available to attend groups or special occasions whenever requested.
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