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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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Steakhouse, Barbecue, European, Portuguese
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reccomended by one of the locals, the restaurant deserves nothing but high praise. Delicious local food, the best sangria I have ever tasted, charming ambient, friendly and skilled staff; It really is a must visit place on the island.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Slick operation, perhaps a little too much like a production line but attentive and knowledgeable staff, great ambience, good food and decent wine-list. 8 euros from Praia Formosa in a "Bolt" cab. Download the app and use them. Just like Uber. Cash-free, paid up-front and...far cheaper than the other options.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Everyone recommends this place for the famous espetada and it was indeed a great experience. My husband had the espetada experience but I don't eat meat and the only option was bacalhau (which took around 45 min to make). I had side dishes instead which...were delicious nonetheless. The service was fast and the staff was really friendly.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 6, 2021

This place has been suggested by different trusteble locals and they were obviously totally right. Have chosen some meat skews and found them tasty, aromatic and particularly tender. Rich sides were coming along the mains. Quick service and honest prices. Impossible finding a single defect.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 10, 2021

The food was delicious. The best beef we have ever tried. We were in Madeira for 10 days and visited the restaurant twice because it was so good.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed August 3, 2021 via mobile

Fantastic meat, fantastic wine, fantastic service and affordable prices. A lot of local people enjoy the dinner here: always a good sign. No reservations possible but waiting time for a table was ok even that it was packed. Go and enjoy 😊

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed June 14, 2021

It is a little out of the way, set high on a hillside overlooking Funchal, but absolutely worth the trip! The portions are enormous, the service is delightful, the prices are fantastic and the beef skewers ("espetada" in Portuguese) are absolutely to die for. This...was the best beef I have ever had outside of Japan. We liked it so much that we went back day after day. If you want traditional Madeiran food, particularly espetadas, you MUST come here.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 15, 2021

Great restaurant, excellent staf, awesome food. It is really one of the best restaurants in Madeira.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed February 13, 2021 via mobile

Nice restaurant with a great environment. Staff very friendly and helpful. Good espetadas, French fries and Salad. Recommended.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed November 3, 2020 via mobile

Their meat is amazing, perfectly cooked. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The side dishes are plain but good. Will definitely go back.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Response from bio791 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, we did not made any reservation. We just got there and requested a table. If you arrive during rush hours you may have to wait a little bit. But believe me it worths waiting!!!
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February 23, 2017|
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Response from LeosTapas | Reviewed this property |
Hi its about 25 min drive
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Yes, Restaurante Santo António is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Restaurante Santo António is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4