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Solar Da Ajuda

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Rua Da Casa Branca 102 | Hotel Belo Sol, Funchal, Madeira 9000-350, Portugal
+351 291 762 318
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Description: In Solar da Ajuda you will find the perfect harmony between our delicious...
In Solar da Ajuda you will find the perfect harmony between our delicious food and a luxurious environment. Here everything was thought to please our guests. We are sure that you will feel very comfortable here with us. We pride ourselves to have an experienced and well trained team that will grant you the best of services. Visiting us is to take on the adventure of having new delicious flavours in your month, try our incomparable Steak on Stone or our delicious Mexican Fajitas. If that does not seduce you we have a incredible range of international and Regional Cousine.
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 338
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  • 143
    Very good
  • 40
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  • 14
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The best steak on a stone

From outside this restaurant does not look very special but the staff and food inside makes the walk up hill (for us anyway) worth it! We come here every time we visit Madeira and it is consistently excellent. The steak on the stone is good quality meat and a fun experience as you can cook your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Berkshire
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

From outside this restaurant does not look very special but the staff and food inside makes the walk up hill (for us anyway) worth it! We come here every time we visit Madeira and it is consistently excellent. The steak on the stone is good quality meat and a fun experience as you can cook your meat your way but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The staff are very friendly. The steak on stone are easily the best steak we have ever tasted and we have now sampled these a few times. It is the first restaurant we visit on our return to Funchal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went here as recommended by Thomson holidays and we're glad we did! We had the set menu with the lovely salad bar and steak on a stone. I was nervous about the steak, convinced it would be like shoe leather however was very pleasantly surprised! It was tender and tasty. The staff were friendly and helpful and the entire... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely meal. Both had steak on the stone, which was excellent. Restaurant is spotless and staff are very friendly and helpful. Doesn't look anything from the outside, but would highly recommend - you won't be disappointed!

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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We always have a meal here on our annual visit to Madeira. It did not disappoint! The steak on the stone is to die for! And the chips were cooked to perfection. The staff are always very friendly and welcoming. See you next year!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

As always the meals we had last week were fabulous. Excellent quality and very good value for money. The restaurant was full but the staff still have time to make you feel welcome. We will be back again next holiday. Thank you to all the staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We've been returning to Maderia for years and always include at least one meal in this friendly restaurant. Their speciality is certainly the beef. Beef on the stone is terrific. The service is friendly and the decor, whilst not being out of the ordinary is fine. It is always full and buzzing with diners. Definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My wife and daughter found this restaurant on a previous visit to Funchal. They took me here on our latest visit and I was suitably impressed. It is fairly crushed inside and there is no fantastic sea view but the staff are excellent and friendly and the food is also excellent. Don't be put off by the outside appearance as... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The restaurant needs a bit of an uplift as it is a bit outdated and the tables were very close together but overall we enjoyed our evening meal here. We had the steak on the Rock and the staff were only too happy to show us how best to attack this once asked. It has to be said this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It's been 3 years since we were last in Madeira and this was my number one restaurant to revisit. It has maintained its excellent food (both range and quality) and service. The prices are very reasonable too. It's true that some may find the tables a little close but this is no issue in my opinion, rather it adds to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Da Casa Branca 102 | Hotel Belo Sol, Funchal, Madeira 9000-350, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 762 318

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

Description

In Solar da Ajuda you will find the perfect harmony between our delicious food and a luxurious environment. Here everything was thought to please our guests. We are sure that you will feel very comfortable here with us. We pride ourselves to have an experienced and well trained team that will grant you the best of services. Visiting us is to take on the adventure of having new delicious flavours in your month, try our incomparable Steak on Stone or our delicious Mexican Fajitas. If that does not seduce you we have a incredible range of international and Regional Cousine.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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