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Almirante

Largo do Poco 1, Funchal, Madeira 9060, Portugal
291 224 252
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Ranked #274 of 408 restaurants in Funchal
Cuisines: Portuguese
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Amersham, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Yorkshire, UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We had been exploring this area of Funchal for the first time. Our experience at this restaurant spoilt the whole day and although the prices are comparable with other restaurants the service and food was nowhere near. I don’t think the Waiter looked at us once as he tapped the numbers from the menu into his hand held device. My... More

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Burnley
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We ate here twice. First time was for a suckling pig pizza which was fine and the second time was for suckling pig sandwiches which were very filling and very good. Pleasant staff and some good banter.

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Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This is a beautifully situated restaurant/coffee stop. It surrounds the old drinking fountain for horses not far from the market. Most days we had at-least a coffe here. A great people watching place. The food is excellent and expect large portions. I loved the suckling pig with it's crisp crackling and tender flesh, I have to have it again!

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Darlington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This war our first experience of madeira cuisine and although nothing special it was ok and although not amazing was a nice introduction. We felt it could only get better but at the time having arrived late in the day it seemed a nice place to start. Service was pleasant and the food was ok but not so nice that... More

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