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A Traineira Restaurante e Cervejaria

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Rua Doutor Jose Pereira Botelho 55 | Lagoa, Acores, Sao Miguel 9560-097, Portugal
+351 296 965 249
12:00 - 23:00
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Sao Miguel, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice, spacious and clean dinning room. Plenty of fresh fish on display for the customer to choose from. Food is nicely cooked and well presented. Wine selection offers plenty of choice. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

1 Thank amc158
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

We visited Trainera on "Dia dos Amigos" and the athmosphere was great! We ate seafood with rice which was excellent. Recommendao! Same in Finnish: suosittelen!

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San Jose, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Enjoyed some grilled Boca Negra. Got to choose the fish and we shared the dish. Came with potatoes and veggies and was perfect for my gluten free diet. The fish came out on a boat shaped platter, very nice presentation. Staff was also very nice. Thanks for the great meal!

Thank ss w
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I've tried the fresh fish and meat, both were excellente. A peacefull atmosphere and a really friendly service by all employers including the owner himself.

Thank João S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Exelent choice! We are looking for a nice and traditonal/local restaurant. Traineira was the good choice, Nice and friendly service from the owner him self. I feel like we were locals. The food was fresh and tasty, totally worth it!

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

As our group of friends was driving back towards Ponta Delgada, we decided to stop at this restaurant for some seafood. Having had mixed results by relying on Tripadvisor ratings, we were delighted to find that this place lived up to the praise it's been getting and ended up going again the next evening (for lobster this time). The clams... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Excellent sea food restaurant, a hidden gem. Great atmosphere and very warm welcome. A menu full of fresh and local dishes. Known for cracas (barnacles). Excellent Azorean wines available. The staff will treat you like a family member or old friend. They will recommend you dishes you will like and give you very honest advice. Highly recommended!

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Norman, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped here today while on a tour. They brought out family style food which included local bread, cheese, blood sausage, and pineapple as appetizers. For our meal they brought a large salad, tons of fish and potatoes, and steak and eggs with French fries. Afterwards, we were given a choice of desserts. They had passion fruit pudding, creme brulee,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Tremendous seafood. Outstanding service with a wonderful atmosphere. Great local wine. Would strongly recommend. Best food we've had thus far!

Thank Jackyfernandes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Yes we were severely hungry after a good trail walking thru the wilderness of São Miguel but we could not anticipate how fantastic the food would be when we chose this restaurant for having lunch. The dishes were sublimely prepared and tidily presented, especially the "Polvo à Lagareiro", by far the best one I tried and it is one of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 27
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Doutor Jose Pereira Botelho 55 | Lagoa, Acores, Sao Miguel 9560-097, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Sao Miguel
  • Phone Number: +351 296 965 249
Situated on the island of s. Miguel, in the municipality/Concelho of Lagoa, next to the fish Auction, you will find the Restaurant the Drifter with a simple decor in a cosy atmosphere. Great big variety of Seafood entries and start your meal where the diversity of choice is extensive. It is a place of reference on the gastronomic area because they have daily service for lunch as well as à la carte service. Is a mandatory stopover for tasting the specialties with the Azorean sea fish varied dishes of cod, Octopus, among others. For meat lovers nothing better that created in the Azores this being made with great seasonings so you can appreciate its true flavor. Have a terrace as well as service can count on Sportv in football days. A friendly and professional staff, this informal atmosphere will no doubt provide a good meal accompanied by fine wines and delicious desserts and finished with homemade.

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