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Almirante

Largo do Poco 1, Funchal, Madeira 9060, Portugal
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Ranked #291 of 417 Restaurants in Funchal
Cuisines: Portuguese
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

As we were on a bed and breakfast basis in our wonderful hotel we ate at a different restaurant every night in old town funchal. This restaurant was on the edge of the old town but we thought we'd give it a whirl. They must have the oldest waiters in any restaurant I've been to but they were very friendly.... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had lunch at this restaurant which is located on the edge of the old town and close to the town Market which is probably considered the best location near Funchal harbour. However their food and presentation is awful. I tried their "famous Beef on Bay Leaf Skewer” which they highlight as a regional speciality, was I disappointed ! It... More

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Cannot find anything to recommend this restaurante. The setting was very dismal, it really needs something brighten it up, somehting the live singer even failed to do. The dining experience was not good, especially after the waited offered us "roast suckling pig" which allegedly ad been cooked 2 hours previously which he said would be reheaed!! He gave us a... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

I would agree with most of the other recent reviews on here, in that there is a lot to be said for this place, mostly in terms of the location, and the setting, which is really nice. We also enjoyed the music, a sort of traditional (I guess) lady singer with a guitarist and a guy playing what I think... More

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Penkridge, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I had the suckling pig, it was good but not the best I have had, my girlfriend had Espada fish which I have to say was very tasty! Overall we gave this place 7/10 hence the 3 on here, service was not bad and location pretty good. After Solar de Ajuda last night this was a disappointment for the money.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

There are many good restaurants in Funchal sadly Almirante is not one of them. The restaurant and its staff appear 'tired'. It is in a good location but not helped by the roadworks, Suspect the vegetables served with our meal had been cooking for hours . Taking everything into account the meal was poor value.

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Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The location is inviting, being just down from the Mercado dos Lavadores (fish and fruit market), set below street level with shady umbrellas. Sitting under a huge and ancient tree the atmosphere as the sun set was idyllic. It was further enhanced by a pair of very accomplished instrumentalists, playing a range of soothing melodies. Then the peace and tranqulity... More

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Helsinki
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Almirante's pigling is whole very young pork fed only with milk – my estimation is 3-4 kg – which has been grilled on the open fire. It is served with the chips, fresh salad and Madeiran sauce typical for the pork. The portion is well made and certainly worth of its price. The red wine is too heavy for the... More

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Bowmore, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Ate fish with banana. It was tasty and the portion was big. The service was very good when we came, but when we had ordered they were gone. Very nice FADO by Guida Pereria. We got a signed CD

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United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We ate here tonight because the restaurant looked nice from the outside. The welcome was good and the waiters attentive. When the food came the portions were huge and came with fresh vegetables, chips, sauté potatoes, crisps and salad which was far too much for 3 people. I had the pork in wine and garlic which was not very good,... More

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