Restaurante O Silva


1979 marked the end of a decade but also the beginning of a story that is still being written today. It was in that year that O Silva opened its doors for the first time. The idea that you can eat well in Ribeira Grande, passed many times through the running tables of our restaurant still in costaneira and conteira foliage (local plant).

Building Facade
Restaurant facilities
Lobby Entrance

The regional character, tradition and freshness are qualities that define us. Every day we serve fresh fish, seafood and vegetables that result from our own production along with pork, sausage and blood sausage made with family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation.

We offer a spacious and modern space that has been expanded and renovated, seeking to offer the best service and comfort to our customers. We don't like to think of these renovations as a modernization of the restaurant O Silva, but rather as an approach to our customers, a way to show that we maintain, from day one, the will to serve you well.

This is the feeling you will get when you visit us. The certainty that we're in the 21st century, but with the flavors and aromas of 1979.


We hadn’t booked and the town was very busy with a festival but they fit us in. As a mostly plant diner I was pleasantly surprised with the bean stew option which we very tasty and there was enough to feed four people, which was a welcome change. My partner had the snowie grouper and enjoyed that too. The staff were friendly and service was good. We would recommend but if your vegan don’t sit next to the lobster tank.

Trip Advisor

Excellent service, and extremely delicious food. Very clean restaurant, full of locals. If you want to try Azorean fresh fish/seafood, it is highly recommended.

Trip Advisor

Well worth tracking down and enjoying great food with the locals - i had steak and my wife had a steak kebab, both cooked perfectly - deserts were great too - dont miss the pineapple pudding or the pudim de feijao (sweet whitebean pudding) - both sublime - all in a modern clean environement with attentive staff. Enjoy.

Trip Advisor

Excellent food and great service by Nelson and Jose. Great selection of fresh local fish with a small village, family atmosphere favored by locals. Great pick.

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