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Rua Conde Carvalhal 136A | Located 50m West of R. Conde Carvalhal and Caminho Da Ingreja, Funchal, Madeira 9050-325, Portugal
291795599
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Holiday dinner

We had a very Good bacalao (Gadus morhua) :-) Whit good and friendly service from the personal, We will come back for some more food during our stay in Funchal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Gustav M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We had a very Good bacalao (Gadus morhua) :-) Whit good and friendly service from the personal, We will come back for some more food during our stay in Funchal.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The views from this restaurant are the best. The food and waiter service was second to none. Definitely recommend this place. Its a short taxi ride from Funchal but worth it. It was recommended to us by a friend and she was spot on. It cost about 10 euros in a taxi each way.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Beautiful view of the harbour and twinkly lights on the hillside when we arrived. Quite a long drive out of town, but I'm not convinced the taxi brought us by the most direct route! The food was fine and I enjoyed my first experience of espetadas (chicken, steak and pork on a skewer). However one friend chose the cod, not... More 

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York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

we found this restaurant as it was recommended in our guide book. It was a fabulous find! It is slightly out of town so you will need a taxi but is so worth it. They specialise in beef and the meat on the skewer is amazing. The view over the harbour of Funchal is stunning and gets better and better... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were here as part of a group of nearly 100 people from a ship. We were only offered fish or beef. I had the beef that was excellent. We were served unlimited wine. I had a look at the menu and it looked terrific and reasonably priced. We were also entertained by local folk dancers. The view of the... More 

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Braga, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Went there last summer with my family and we had "Espetada à Madeirense" that was divine and the view from the restaurant is simply jawbreaking. We also had fried corn and "bolo do caco" that is also very, very good.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We ate inside but still had a fantastic view of Funchal at night. Food was traditional. I had steak on a skewer which I think is called Espada. Very tasty and cooked as requested. Staff were very attentive and efficient. All prices were reasonable.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stumbled on this restaurant while we were out walking/hiking (depending on your description!). We were enticed to try it, for a light lunch, by the spectacular view from the terrace. The prego (beef sandwich) that we had was superb. Inspecting inside we realised this was a specialist beef restaurant, with sides of beef hanging up in coolers on display.... More 

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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A very good Resturant that is used by the locals and the hotel management staff.. So, if you are a holidaymaker, don't expect this place to be "suggested" by the hotel. If you are there for the fabulous New Year celebrations, the cliff face has a sign depicting the current year, which changes to the new year at midnight when... More 

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Koege, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Regular good quality food. Very large portions. Well spiced meal. Good an helpful service. Butifull view over Funchal. Reasonable price, good quality for the money.

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Address: Rua Conde Carvalhal 136A | Located 50m West of R. Conde Carvalhal and Caminho Da Ingreja, Funchal, Madeira 9050-325, Portugal
Phone Number: 291795599
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal

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  • Address: Rua Conde Carvalhal 136A | Located 50m West of R. Conde Carvalhal and Caminho Da Ingreja, Funchal, Madeira 9050-325, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: 291795599

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