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As Vides

Estreito de Camara de Lobos, Madeira, Portugal
+351291945322
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $37 - $58
Cuisines: Portuguese
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Ilhavo, Portugal
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Funchal, Portugal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Lisbon, Portugal
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This is an excellent restaurant to eat the traditional food of Madeira. Meat skewers, fried corn or excellent steak on "bolo do caco". The local isn't with very easy access, but with some map and asking to local people, you get this restaurant. The employees are very friendly and attentive. The final price is great! We were quite pleased...!

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Finding the restaurant is the most difficult part! You will need a good cab driver. Lost in the middle of a little town in the mountains you will feel like you have to deserve the food. But once you reach your point...welcome is heart warming, food is just too good and you won't even believe how cheap it is! Simply... More

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Folkestone
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Finding the restaurant is the most difficult part! Lost in the middle of a little town in the mountains you will feel like you have to deserve the food. But once you reach your point...welcome is heart warming, food is just too good and you won't even believe how cheap it is! Simply enjoy meat and good sangria!

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Ilhavo, Portugal
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We were introduced to this restaurant by a local last year. Had to go again, while visiting Funchal this year. It is renowned for the espetadas - well known Madeiran dish.The meat is simply amazing. Also loved the chips and the corn cubes. Fully recommend this restaurant. It's a hidden local gem that deserves the limelight on the international stage...It's... More

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Porto
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

It's not a fancy restaurant, and maybe because it is so popular, whenever there are large groups it becomes a little noisy, but everything else is worth, very much worth, the drive uphill. Besides the quality meat, which is great (especially the one on the bone) and the embers on which it is cooked that give it it's flavour, the... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

Very nice restaurant. Delisious Portugees food and nice admosphere. Very helpfull staff. Not overdone speaks English, but they always manege to help you. After our first visit we decided to come back twice.

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