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As Vides

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Estreito de Camara de Lobos, Madeira, Portugal
+351291945322
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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Lovely atmosphere where the locals happily tolerate tourists (even if English is a bit of a challenge to the staff). Excellent espetada - succulent beef cooked either on a bay branch or a metal skewer - fried maize, salad, generous portion of local garlic bread and a litre jug of house red all for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
BCCPres
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brentwood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely atmosphere where the locals happily tolerate tourists (even if English is a bit of a challenge to the staff). Excellent espetada - succulent beef cooked either on a bay branch or a metal skewer - fried maize, salad, generous portion of local garlic bread and a litre jug of house red all for €30. It's worth the journey up... More 

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Madeira, Portugal
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

An place to go, to get the tradicional "espetada", prepared with great quality meat grilled at perfect stage. The home made falvous of the side dish and wines will make you return to this place. I always recomend my friends and family to eat here. Skewered grilled Chicken, or "Espetada with bone" are one of my favorites. ps: dont forget... More 

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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I decided in advance to visit this restaurant during staying in Madeira. We were two times there and both occasion was the same very good quality. Clear technology since years, perfect result. Polite, professional staff. Thanks and happy new year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We were looking for a kind of local place to try Espetada instead of a fancy tourist one. We asked a local guy who suggested Vidas, because he always come here with his whole family and they like it. We also :) Good meat, slight spices great taste.

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Strathtay, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Not easy to find, on the corner down a one way side street, some signage would be beneficial. This is a simple, clean, traditional local restaurant. Between the 5 of us we which included 2 children, we decided to have 3 spits (espetadas) to share. One beef, one chicken and one beef on the bone which was by far the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Ate here at lunch time - full of locals - always a good sign. Place was recommended to us by a member of our reception staff who lives in this village. Easy to find if you start at the church! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend!

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Ilhavo, Portugal
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Another trip to Madeira, and two (!) dinner sessions at As Vides. This is definitely the best place for espetadas. Side dishes of corn, salad and chips extremely yummy as well. Went on a Monday, and the place was quieter, and on a Sunday and the place was bubbling with locals. Definitely a place to return to, over and over... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Steaks were so amazing, we had to return the following day, hours before our flight back. Very friendly and welcoming staff. Amazing value, similar quality steak would probably cost 5 times as much in London...Definitely worth the drive up to the mountains!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We had to search for this excellent restaurant, it is down a narrow one way street but it was well worth it. It has views out over the surrounding hills and is decked out in traditional style with every table having a bulls head shaped skewer hanger. One other point is that there were lots of locals eating there which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

If you want to taste typicall food from Madeira, more specifically "espetada", this is a great place. You pay around 8€ per stick, the chips are something wonderful, full of garlic and oregano. Basically it is a good place to eat with quality with a low/medium budget.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Estreito de Camara de Lobos, Madeira, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Estreito de Camara de Lobos
  • Phone Number: +351291945322

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 58
  • Cuisine: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine

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