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“very nice” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lareira Portuguesa

Lareira Portuguesa
Estrada Monumental | Travessa Doutor Valente, No7, Funchal, Madeira 9000-092, Portugal
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Ranked #56 of 444 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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“very nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Food and service excellent.Visited this restaurant after reading reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed.

Visited March 2013
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leeds UK
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“very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

only downside is that the room is very brightly lit and there is no music, so a bit soulless. But the food and service are very good. We had scabbard fish (two fillets) and it came with plenty of accompaniments. House white wine also very good. A little more expensive than some other places, but worth a visit.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Eltmann, Deutschland
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“very nice little restaurant - a bit posh”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

the little restaurant just up a small road, away from the main hotel route serves fantastic fresh seafood, unfortunately for a pretty high price. Service was helpful and kind.

Visited February 2013
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“Always eat here at least once a week”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I used to live in Funchal,this is one of my favourite restaurants., when on holiday we always eat here at least once a week. My mother had steak on the stone about €20 and I had fish espada its about €14 which was 2 fillets. The meals came with chips, fried maize, sweet potatoes, fresh carrots, fresh runner beans, cauliflower. Deserts are around €4 each. The bolo de cacao is €3. the restaurant is always busy with tourists and some locals. The restaurant has fresh fish counter and a tank with lobsters etc staff speak several languages. There is an open kitchen upstairs which specialises in chicken.

Location from monumental lido hotel stay on the same side of the street and walk in the direction of Funchal city, on the other side of the road you will see restaurant "tokos" opposite that restaurant is a road turn left and lareira is the first one you come too. It's not the restaurant with the parrots that is a different one.

I ate here with my mother

  • Visited February 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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“Excellent, can't fault”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

My mother and I came to Madeira for a week in February and ate here several times. We could not fault the service of the staff, they were all very helpful and friendly, even when busy. The restaurant was always busy, with both locals and tourists. The food was always well cooked, well presented and good quality. The fish was excellent and very fresh. Overall I would say the best place we went too during our stay. I would definitely recommend anyone visiting to go there, you wontbe disappointed. It will please both mead and fish eaters.

  • Visited February 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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