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There are a variety of places to eat off the base.  Most restaurants feature traditional Azorean and Portuguese dishes, although you can find some Italian and even a Chinese restaurant around the island.  I am posting here detailed information and pictures on many of the places to eat.  Obviously I have not tried everything, or I may just not have posted the information yet, so if there is something missing please comment below.

For every place I list here I will try to provide as much information as possible, including the hours of operation and days the place will be open.  When available, I will also post a map and contact information.  My hope is that this searchable site makes it as easy as possible for you to have a good time and experience the Azorean culture.

By typing the word EAT into the search bar to the right, you will be able to see a list of all the food establishments I have made posts about.  If you are looking for something more specific, it should be just as easy to search, especially if you type in a location or cuisine.

I hope you enjoy this site and please feel free to comment.  If you have eaten at a place featured on here, please don’t hesitate to comment under the post with your own thoughts and experience.  I can say that some things are hit and miss, and just because we have enjoyed something, doesn’t mean you will have had the same experience.  I hope that your comments will be able to help others in the future as they are trying to navigate life at Lajes.

Happy Dining!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Beth permalink
    January 22, 2011 5:32 pm

    Lava Preta was delicious! In addition to their pizzas, they have great seafood. I had the mixed skewer with fish and shrimp. De-lic-0us! Thanks for the recommendation.

    • January 22, 2011 6:09 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it. My sister loved the octopus salad there and one day I will order crepes for dessert!

  2. Christie Jones permalink
    April 12, 2011 12:55 pm

    Lava Preta is so good! Their Macaroni Mafiosi is fabulous and their pizza too. We go almost every other week, we live here in Biscoitos 😉

  3. Silvana H.V.N permalink
    November 14, 2012 2:30 pm

    Great blog! I just moved to Lajes and I love the Island! Thank you for sharing.

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