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All 13 Sao Vicente Restaurants

Taberna de S. Vicente

Estrada Regional 104 | Sitio do Calhau, Sao Vicente, Madeira 9240-225, Portugal
+351 291 848 034
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Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Sao Vicente
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $31
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Portuguese
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A simple, friendly and cosy restaurant with a rustic feel, where the food is prepared with love and passion. Honest and simple dishes with our "touch".As we use to say: "it's our own dinning-room were customers are friends".On Sundays we close at 20:00. Monday is the "day off". Thank you. PLEASE NOTE: we don't accept reservations via internet.
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Me and my boyfriend discovered this hidden jewel while returning from the natural lava pools in porto moniz. This is hands down the best restaurant on the island. The food is absolutely amazing!! We had the shrimps in taberna sauce, garlic bread, picado, tavern sandwich and each plate was incredibly tasy . The staff is extremely friendly and polite and... More

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Bielsko, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This place feels like returning home to your mother's kitchen after a long time away. Food is absolutely delicious, made with love. Every single dish i had was perfect. Perfect marriage of land and the ocean. The waiters are really helpful, they always have a good reccomendation. For around 20 Euros you can have starter, soup, main dish, dessert and... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We have recently returned from two weeks in Maderia. Being vegetarian mealtime proved difficult in a lot of places sometimes just chips and salad. Taberna de S.Vicente was really different the mushroom risotto was well cooked, the recommended wine was excellent and the mousse desserts were to die for. Staff were very friendly. The only downside was location not in... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

After driving for hours of great scenery the only thing missing was good traditional meal , it was hard to find as most things looked very plastic and touristy by the road ,we decided to look inside this place as for the out side we were not sure , what a GREAT surprise , it looked nice and the lady... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We were visiting the area on a cruise excursion visiting the nearby caves. We had a short break prior to heading back to the ship where we could take a wander on our own. My husband, sister and brother-in-law found this gem. Swift and friendly service, menu had very good choices and variety. Food arrived hot, freshly cooked and was... More

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15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We would not go to this restaurant if we hadn't read about the good quality of the food. The outdside as well as the inside are not realy inviting. We were greeted bij the friendly owner and were seated inside.The terrace, along a rather busy road, was occupied by a large family. The menu looked tired. Had has his best... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was an outstanding surprise in Madeira. Any Octopus food is amazing and thus is my advice to any visitor. Peixe espada preto is also an amazing dish

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Aarhus, Denmark
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The best place we found in the whole Madeira. Excellent food, lovely staff. I wish I had a few more meals there.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is the best place we could find on the entire island. Food is cooked with love and knowledge and tastes amazing. We would say it is a 5+ star experience - we have not tried anything better even in four/five star rated restaurants in other European countries for much higher prices. Everything is well fried (not too much, not... More

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29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

We went to the resturant based on ratings of Trip advisor. Parents had fish and we had the meat dish. Overall not as tasty as one expected from the reviews, price same as most restaurants in Madeira I would say, service good, the chips were excellent, toilets very clean.

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