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As Vides

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Estreito de Camara de Lobos, Madeira, Portugal
+351291945322
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Good espetada

Nice restaurant to go to for espetada or other regional food. Reasonably priced with good service and diferent zones to choose from to eat in, garden, inside etc...

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
ElisabeteDias
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Funchal, Portugal
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Funchal, Portugal
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60 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Nice restaurant to go to for espetada or other regional food. Reasonably priced with good service and diferent zones to choose from to eat in, garden, inside etc...

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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Marvellous place. Delicious espetada dishes with different types of meet. Good wine and atmosphere! 1 espetada of 400 grams of meet is only 8.80€ - very cheap and extremely tasty!

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Funchal, Portugal
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We were two families, one with 2 adults, a teenager and 2 kids; the other one with 3 adults, a senior and 2 kids. We asked for the typical "espetada" (skewer with sirloin meat), "bolos do caco" (typical regional bread cooked on the stone ), "milho frito" (fried polenta), fresh french fries and mixed salad (tomatoes, onions and lettuce). Everything... More 

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Ilhavo, Portugal
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It's our third review of this place after three different stays in Funchal (we have it 5* twice before). This place is one of the first we want to visit when returning to Madeira (we go at least once a year) and usually doesn't let us down. I have to say though that this visit might not have been as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Good quality meat in a stick, called "espetada". The restaurant itself is a bit noisy and the employees don't speak very well... but they make an effort... and everything goes well. We went as a group of friends and enjoyed it!

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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
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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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Address: Estreito de Camara de Lobos, Madeira, Portugal
Phone Number: +351291945322
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Estreito de Camara de Lobos
Average Prices: USD $58
Cuisine: Portuguese

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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 $58
  • Cuisine: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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