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Taberna de Sao Vicente

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Estrada Regional 104 | Sitio do Calhau, Sao Vicente, Madeira 9240-018, Portugal
+351 291848034
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sintra, Portugal
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267 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here lately after checking tripadvisor. Most reviews raving this place, my expectations were huge, as I love typical restaurants and local food. I rarely give poor or average reviews, because I search carefully before heading any place. This time I was wrong and regret.... it was one of the worst experience I had during my week in Madeira. Found... More 

Thank GFLX
Almada, Portugal
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

It's a friendly place to lunch with a decent and simple menu. We eat picado 500g for 2 people. Maybe will try the sea food and lapas for a next visit.

Thank João A
London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

very nice food, had a sea food rice , with sea food I never had before, very nice, well presented restaurant, space to park, not far from S Vicente

Thank VitorHR
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

We noticed that a lot of the restaurants in Madeira were serving similar dishes. We specifically chose the Taberna because we wanted to try some authentic Portuguese food from Madeira and we weren't disappointed. We both loved what we ordered and the staff were genuine and attentive. Highly recommend!

Thank Edgars D
Vicenza, Italy
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Food was perfect and the lady that works there is very sweet and gentle. By the ocean there are many restaurants but we loved this charming place and returned also the second and last night we spent in Sao Vincente

Thank Melissa Z
Southampton, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The first thing is not to be mislead by the high Tripadvisor rating, currently only 0.5 off full marks. In my opinion it's an OK place to eat if you're already in Sao Vincente but certainly not worth making a detour for. The food is standard Madeiran fare, well cooked, decent sized portions, relatively low prices and friendly service.

1 Thank indetraveller
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This place is not fancy, but the food is tasty and the atmosphere is warm thanks to the host. A few lovely orchids were next to the table we had dinner.

1 Thank roslayer
Vicenza, Italy
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We ate twice in this lovely small place by the ocean. The lady the took care of us can speak English and French and made us feel at home. Everything is fresh, tasty and home made. We spent only 2 nights in Sao Vincente but decided to go there for dinner twice. Espada fish with banana was delicious, lapas and... More 

Thank Melissa Z
Copenhagen, Denmark
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Had lovely dinner on a quiet awednesday evening. Great service, down to earth but yet lovely and delicious food, nice atmosphere. Overall a very good experience and recommended for value for money.

Thank Daniel_Huber
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

You should visit Taberna de S. Vicente and try their sea food rise. A fair price for an excellent meal. Octopus is great as well.

Thank Aurelio P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $26
Portuguese, Mediterranean, European
Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada Regional 104 | Sitio do Calhau, Sao Vicente, Madeira 9240-018, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Sao Vicente
  • Phone Number: +351 291848034
A simple, friendly and cosy restaurant with a rustic feel, where the food is prepared with love and passion. Honest and simple dishes with our "touch".As we use to say: "it's our own dinning-room were customers are friends".On Sundays we close at 20:00. Monday is the "day off". Thank you.
PLEASE NOTE: we don't accept reservations via internet.

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