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Rocha

August 16, 2010

Name: Rocha

Location: Porto Judeu, as you are driving from the base along the main coastal road in the direction of Angra, turn left at your first chance to head to Porto Judeu.  After driving downhill, you will reach the end of the road.  Turn right and Rocha will be a little down on your left.

Telephone Number: 295 905 185

Hours: Lunch noon-3; Dinner opens at 6:30; Closed Wednesdays; snack bar opens 8 am

Cuisine: Traditional Portuguese served in the restaurant in the back, Snack bar in front

Brought to the table: Bread, Cheese and pimento, Butter

English Speaking Staff: Yes

Seating: Indoor and Outdoor

Dine here if you are looking for good food with a dramatic view.  Situated right on the water, on a clear day you will have the most amazing views, especially of the islets of Ilheus das Cabras, AKA Split Rock.  The food is not only good, but the service is good, and the atomosphere is nice.  Not to mention, this place is family friendly, so kids are always welcome.  They serve traditional food, and you can bet the fish is delicious.  If you are dining here and have not yet tried the clay tile, which is an island specialty, this is the place to try it.  The fish or seafood clay tile is packed with flavor.  The typical serving of this is for two people, and it is plenty of food.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 17, 2010 8:05 am

    I love restaurants right on the water. They set the perfect ambiance!

  2. Brenda permalink
    May 1, 2013 5:55 pm

    When you say the “main coastal road” are you talking about the via rapida?

    • May 1, 2013 9:10 pm

      Brenda, sorry for any confusion, I mean the main road that runs a ring around the island. The VR cuts through and saves some time between Praia and Angra. Porto Judeu is between the two- closer to Angra- so you could take the VR and drive back around, but we always went using the road along the coast. This is the same as the road you would take to Porto Martins. Just keeping going around.

      • Brenda permalink
        May 1, 2013 10:25 pm

        Okay, so just keep going straight passing the Buzius turn, passing Sao Sebastio?

      • May 2, 2013 3:14 am

        Exactly!

  3. Brenda permalink
    May 2, 2013 5:29 pm

    Great!! Thank you so much for your help!!

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