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Galanta’s Bar

February 7, 2011

Name: Galanta’s Bar

Location: Sao Bras heading to Agualva

Directions: Take the Via Rapida towards Angra (from base), get off at the first Agualva exit (before the exit for the golf course), just a few hundred feet to the stop sign and Galanta’s is right there on the right side at the 4 way stop.  It is a small blue house with a small tile sign with the name on it.  The best place to park is off to the left by turning left at the stop sign and finding a spot on the side of the road.

Hours: Reservation Only, Must call in advance

Phone Number: 295 517 752

Cuisine: Traditional Azorean served family style

English Speaking Staff: Yes

English Menu: There is no menu, all food is cooked family style so please let them know in advance of any food concerns (allergies, need for fish not meat)

Max Capacity: 10-12 people

Cost: about 13-15 euro a person and additional cost if you tip

Looking for a traditional Azorean meal served in an intimate setting?  Then look no farther.  Galatana’s is a tiny place you would never find if not told to look for it.  The dining room holds 10 people comfortably, but appears to accomadate 12.  Since you need a reservation, the food is ready to be served as soon as you arrive.  It is just like you went to a friends house for dinner and they are serving you their best, most traditional family items.  Typical items include pork with potatoes, beans with sausage, octopus, chicken, rabbit alcatra, and tomato rice.  Drinks are included and range from water and soda to beer and wine.

While the meal is traditional, the decor is anything but.  The walls are lined with license plates from around the world plus photos of others who have dined here.  The ceiling is lined with a collection of pens and baseball caps.  The fun atmosphere is like no other on the island, but just remember the space is small.  Plan in advance and round up a small group of people.  It is worth it for the price and definitely a place to check out at least once. 



3 Comments leave one →
  1. Pete Goodwin permalink
    July 2, 2012 3:08 am

    I was at Lanes from 1990-1993. Spent many an evening at Galanta’s, but it wasn’t a restaurant then, and no reservations were needed. Leo and his wife (rosa? Or disow?) always had a lunch going. First place I ever had goat. Miss it a lot.

  2. Pete Goodwin permalink
    July 2, 2012 3:12 am

    And I meant Lajes, and rosie. Not lanes and disowned or whatever auto correct put in there.

    • July 2, 2012 5:56 am

      Thanks for your comment. I think we have all been there with auto correct before!

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