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Almirante

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Largo do Poco 1, Funchal, Madeira 9060, Portugal
291 224 252
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • 35
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  • 19
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  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
No complaints

Picked this restaurant for lunch since we were close by. Some of the pork dishes sounded intriguing, but we stuck to a couple of suckling pig sandwiches since it was only lunch. Sandwiches were good quality. The staff was very nice and helpful. I appreciated that they made a point of giving me the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Washington
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87 reviews 87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Picked this restaurant for lunch since we were close by. Some of the pork dishes sounded intriguing, but we stuck to a couple of suckling pig sandwiches since it was only lunch. Sandwiches were good quality. The staff was very nice and helpful. I appreciated that they made a point of giving me the wifi password instead of making it... More 

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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This restaurant was advised by our travel agency. We felt like eating something different than fish or meat - big mistake. We had pizza and pasta. The pastery of the pizza was from the freezer!!! And the taste was horrible! Even freezer pizzas from the supermarket were better. The price was €10,90!! My boyfriend who loves food didn't even finished... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Had the roast pig Madeira style (wood oven cooked) straight from the oven - very nice and crispy skin. Also the traditional garlic bread was very tasty. Only went there for the roast pork so can't comment on the other food. Pork came with potatoes cooked in 3 different ways which made a nice change.

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Aberdeenshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Not sure about the evening service as many have said is poor, but they can barely cope with three or four tables at lunchtime. Food is very basic local and there is a mix of clientele including locals having soup and pork sandwiches in the local bread. Pork was great and straight from the oven as we watched him prepare... More 

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Montreux
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I am not one to write negative comments, but in this instance i feel it is my duty to do so. During the day I had seen that they served Leitao ( suckling pig) which I love and we decided to eat there that night. We ordered "bolo de caco" which is the local garlic bread, a bottle of wine,... More 

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Nykoping, Sweden
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We enjoyed the Manuel in Falwty-Towers service until the moment when we were served our food. It was far the worst we ate in years! Even worse was the bill. You could eat at the best places i Funchal for half the price. This place is a scam and a shame for Funchal. Beware!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Probably one of the worst in Madeira, certainly the worst mixed salad ever, devoid of any meat or fish and served with equal disregard. Ill give it one star for the oldest plumbing in Madeira.

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Dublin, Ireland
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35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We decided to stop here for our meal by chance, we were seated outside in a courtyard type area, lovely until the wind blows and the leaves from the canopy blow into you dinner!!! We had the house special of beef skewer and a black pork. both were ok, nothing wrong with it but also nothing special, the side orders... More 

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Madeira Islands, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Me and my boyfriend ordered a portion of Black Pork Secret and a portion of Suckling Pig Madeira Style. I personally loved the Black pork while my boyfriend liked the Suckling Pig. The main courses were really good but the accompaniments were disappointing. The sweet potatoes were really oily and french fries were soggy. We had as well the Tiramisu... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We stumbled on this place by accident yesterday and decided to go for dinner. There are very few times in life I feel the need to write a review while actually dining. The location is at the start of the old town with excellent setting with a table near the old fountain. The restaurant had a young girl who provided... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Largo do Poco 1, Funchal, Madeira 9060, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: 291 224 252

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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