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Steakhouse, Barbecue, European, Portuguese
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Gluten Free Options
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All reviews milho frito skewers beef salad fries passion fruit pudding rice santo antonio side dishes laurel stick metal skewer quick service fantastic food nice restaurant espetada island madeira
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent espetada, very tender and tasty meat. Very quick service and the price was very good. Full of Portuguese people.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing restaurant. The service is professional and efficient, the esperada tasty and kudos for their bolo du caco and milho frito. We really enjoyed. Thank you!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed July 10, 2022

Santo Antonio is one of Madeira's delicious offerings. The focus is on freshly grilled marinated meats complemented by good Portugese wines but everything is good. The cornmeal cubes are crunchy on the outside soft on the inside. Salads are fresh, Its a great place fir...a family meal.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed July 5, 2022 via mobile

recommended to me by everyone local iv asked in madeira for the espetada. it doesnt dissapoint. its always busy with locals which says it all. portions are big so go hungry. worth the taxi ride definitely go here as part of your trip to madeira

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 1, 2022

My partner and I are regulars when visiting Maderia. We love the island! The Espetada with the bone, always perfect. The milho-frito is the best!. Great wine selection - the waiters choose, never had a bad bottle. Selection of desserts. Passion-fruit pudding is very creamy....Good prices for 2 adults eating 2 courses and a bottle of wine. Average 30-40 euro. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 25, 2022 via mobile

I love this restaurant! In general i order espetada and sangria and im always satisfied with that order. One of the best restaurants in Madeira to eat espetada

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 20, 2022 via mobile

Beautiful beef. Very welcoming. Great atmosphere, lots of locals which is a very good sign to us. Wine was also good. Thoroughly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 17, 2022 via mobile

Had bone-in espetada, easily the best espetada I’ve had (and I’ve had a lot). The milho frito was done to perfection. Great wine list, we had a lovely red at €22 but you could spend €980 on a bottle if you wanted to be flash...and have the cash. Finished off with a delicious poncha. The restaurant is fun and vibrant, it’s really busy but service is slick, friendly and attentive. Ample parking and easy to reach from Funchal. A place you want to be! I am a carnivore, but if I could fault the restaurant, it would only be to include some fun options for my vegetarian friends.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 21, 2022 via mobile

We arrived at 7pm, only a few tables in we sat by the window ‘to make it look busy’ and commented that we didn’t need to bother reserving a table looking around at all the empty space… wrong! Within the hour it was rammed! Apparently...always April & December it’s full every night. Our waiter was Joel who actually was excellent and a superb waiter, I got the impression from seeing the other waiters serving other tables that he was a cut above all the rest. You come to this restaurant for the skewers, and they don’t disappoint, good value for money and very very good. We had chicken and beef altho in hindsight I would probably have just gone for 2 beef as it was so good. Two skewers was enough for 4 of us with side dishes. Overall very good VFM, super quick service and a great vibe - it’s easy to see why this place is mega popular.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 8, 2022 via mobile

Quality food , short time waiting for your food and amazing waiter service, great staff. I visited two nights in a row, food very well seasoned whether meats, salads, fries or rice, everything was delicious and irresistible. The skewer on the laurel stick tastes much...better than the traditional metal skewer in my opinion. Don't forget to taste the passion fruit dessert divine . Thanks for the experiencesMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 30, 2022

Went on a Sunday evening. We had reservations at 7 and was pretty empty when we arrived, but full when we left. Very good Espetada. Prices compared to a similar meal in the USA are very good. It is not within walking distance of the...waterfront.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 25, 2022 via mobile

Isidro and the whole team were incredible! Friendly and so accommodating. They went over and above to make our delicious dinner the most memorable done in Madeira. We highly recommend Santo Antonio Restaurant, Camara dos Lobos! You must must eat here!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 25, 2022

Tasty food, good waiting staff, accommodated 10 without a booking, I recommend! Meat was great, and good veg.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed November 22, 2021 via mobile

Visited on a Friday evening. We arrived early and so could get a table - while this is a large restaurant it fills up very quickly as it is so popular. We had the beef skewers which were very tasty and tender. This 2as with...fries, salad and fried maze cubes. The food was simple but delicious. We had the house wine which was good. The service was efficient. The food and wine is very good value. This is a very good restaurant, serving very good local cuisine..... Worth the trip out of Funchal - but get there early.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 4, 2021

Another great place for meat lovers, and the meat is excellent. Service is friendly and competent - they went the extra mile to accommodate us, with a small dog, and the decor is nice. Great value for money.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Response from jomanuelsilva | Reviewed this property |
Ann, I advise you to call them on first day you arrive at hotel ! Even if is the same day you wish take the reservation. Or try any friend or family member at island on that month.
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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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Restaurante Santo António is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4