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“Round choice” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Armazem do Sal

Armazem do Sal
Rua da Alfandega, 135, Funchal, Madeira 9000-059, Portugal
+351 291 241 285
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Ranked #3 of 449 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary, Portuguese
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Funchal, Portugal
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38 restaurant reviews
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“Round choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We visited Monday night and was full inside. Outside some tables available. Make a reservation.
Ambiance is very nice. Located in the center of Funchal in a confortable decorated place. High ceilings and well lit.
We chose the fix-price menu with wine. Very nice choice. The food was outstanding. Wines, although not mid-top of the line, paired nicely.
Great for couples or small group of friends.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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West Sussex, England
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“Excellent value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This was recommended by our hotel, and we were not disappointed. We chose from the a la carte menu, and when we ordered, the waiter told us we could have wine included for a ridiculously low price. We thought we would get just one glass, but no, we had white to start, then as much red as we could drink, then Madeira to finish. Brilliant food, best we'd eaten in Funchal

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Newark, UK
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“Surprised to Find This Number One in Funchal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We visited this Restaurant for the first time having seen it catapulted into the Number One spot in Funchal. Later in the week we ate again at the Do Forte and, for us, the two weren't even close. The latter offered a more creative menu which was much more professionally and creatively delivered. There wasn't much wrong with this place but the menu and delivery does not merit its current rating.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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armazemdosal, Manager at Armazem do Sal, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our Restaurant - Armazém do Sal. As we strive for excellence, we truly value the opinions and constructive feedback from our clients, helping us to get better. We apologize that we did not meet your expectations on this occasion.
We would love to see you return and and wish you the very best.
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Lymington, Hampshire,England
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“Lunched there four times during our holiday in Madeira - says it all”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This place is just great.

We didn't go for the evening fine dining - we were staying well outside Funchal and on our one night in town we went elsewhere.

But whenever going in or past Funchal at lunchtime we dropped in for one of their wonderful daily specials. At lunch it seemed to be where local businessmen pile in for a quick bite plus a leavening of locals or families out for a celebration lunch and just a few tourists.

You can go a la carte - and that would be fine. However the daily specials were just magic and remarkable value at €7.95 with desserts at €2.95. There might only be two or three choices of main course and only one of pud on the specials menu - but frankly everything was so good that we were totally happy to go along with what was on offer. We had squid in black ink risotto, braised duck, steak, poached sea bream, grilled seabream with risotto, calamari, scabbard fish as mains coconut tart, caramel cream brulee, some home made ice creams as dessert. Everything was great.

And the wines. I'm not good on Portuguese wines - we just asked Roberto, the wine waiter to select appropriately and all wine was excellent. One dessert came with port, others with madeira. Red wines from the Douro valley or Alentejo areas -- just great. We learned a lot.

The service was absolutely immaculate. The owner was always around hovering discreetly and making sure that everything was perfect. Diners are really made to feel welcome.

One very minor caution - some insect bites outside (even in February and at lunch time) My wife picked up some bites.

If this sounds like a rave review its because it is.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Superb evening at Armazem Do Sol”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

From a very small entrance we we shown into the restaurant which is the old salt store. The waiter was extremely welcoming. We had a table for 2 against the wall. We chose the €37 deal which includes fine wine. The wines were extremely good and certainly complimented the different courses. Every member of staff who we met were a credit to the establishment and whole experience was one of the best that we have had in Madeira and we have been coming to Madeira for 13 years. Well done guys !

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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