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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Two very nice dishes , nice atmosphere

Restaurant reviews are so personal and subjective , we were wandering about funchal in the early evening , saw people dining in the open air , and thoughts, that's what we want. Young lady playing music on a zither , sounds bizarre , but was very good . We ordered lumps of steak looked on a skewer... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
pilgrim3739
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Faversham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Warsaw, Poland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've eaten there twice. All meals were superb and the portions were gigantic. Meals prepared in traditional way are very tasty. Service is just great - waiters are very funny and friendly. They speak english very well and always trying to fit to your needs. The place has great atmosphere - it was funded in 1942 and currently even the... More 

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Restaurant reviews are so personal and subjective , we were wandering about funchal in the early evening , saw people dining in the open air , and thoughts, that's what we want. Young lady playing music on a zither , sounds bizarre , but was very good . We ordered lumps of steak looked on a skewer , for me... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We never ate here, but after exploring the market, we stopped the a cold Coral beer to relax for half an hour. A welcome break, and a nice relaxing atmosphere.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Looks nice, food was not! Asked for wine, was brought a bottle no one seemed to know price of until we refused that it was opened until we knew price. Don't waste your money!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Our experience here was ok, the chicken I ordered was decent but the marinated pork in wine and garlic was dry, tough and still tasted strongly of alcohol. The portions were HUGE and for a couple with normal appetites it was far too much food, it could have fed four people. The singer was a bit much whilst we were... More 

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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I had a beef sandwich made with traditional Madeiras bread it was very nice. My wife had a chicken sandwich made with white bread her bread was dry and a bit stale. The owner made us a fresh poncha which was very nice. If my wife's sandwich had been better then this would have been a much better review and... More 

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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Three stars might be a bit generous...this is a 'grab the punter' type of restaurant on the edge of the old town. The building looks OK, dining outside in the courtyard looks attractive and there is (slightly formulaic) entertainment some evenings. Menus are multi-lingual, as are the waiters, and service is reasonable if a bit frenetic. The menu selection is... More 

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Horrible old fashioned restaurant with creepy obsequious waiters. Limpets more chewy than pencil erasers and they managed to make the suckling pig tough. Served wih cold potato chips. A flash back to the 70s. The patio is so close to the traffic you can feel the heat of the exhaust fumes. The live singer couldn't sing....an insult to all Portuguese.

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We wanted to order pork in "vinha d'alhos (pork marinated in wine and garlic). After a long spiel about being a heavy dish and enough for 6-8 to share, we ordered ½ portion to share (wife and myself) and then got about 8 pieces of boiled pork in vinegar, each piece slightly bigger than an almond! The smell of vinegar... More 

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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We were 'lured' in by one of the waiters and were so glad we succumbed! Excellent service which matched their food. We went as a party of four and found the service to be attentive and friendly. We would certainly recommend this as a place to eat. We were there for dinner and it was nice to sit outside in... More 

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

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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, Local cuisine, Romantic

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