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Arsenio's Restaurant

Rua Santa Maria 169 | Madeira Restaurants, Funchal, Madeira 9060-291, Portugal
+351 291 224 007
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Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Rua Santa Maria 169 | Madeira Restaurants, Funchal, Madeira 9060-291, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Back again for an afternoon of lunch! Love this spot and we always sit outside. the food is varied and very good. I recommend the avocado and shrimp and any of the fresh fish. Bruno has a good knowledge of the local wines and they...More

Thank Teesdalepark
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant with the specific local climate and especial atmosphere. I liked the fado concert very much. I suppose that the daily fado concerts are the reason of the higher prices. Food good but nothing special with comparison to others restaurants. The service very good....More

Thank 15agnieszkam
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Looks like one of many down the Rua Santander Maria strip. Honestly, you would have to be really unlucky to get a bad meal around here but Arsenios' is one of the best. Traditional Portuguese, Madeiran and Mediterranean style. Wine list is initially shocking, from...More

Thank Menassie A
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

The ‘street of doors’ has lots of restaurants - but the road is narrow with lots of passers by. This restaurant is on a corner and has an enclosed terrace so I liked it more. Inside is pretty, traditionally decorated and large but the live...More

Thank 835kimt
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

We visited this last year and enjoyed it so thought we’d go back again this time. The food excellent and the service matched it. Fado is an experience and the bonus is the waiter who has an excellent voice - the only downside was he...More

Thank Sheflo
Duarte G, Gerente at Arsenio's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit. We try to offer the best ingredients that we have in Madeira Island to exceed your expectations. Hopping to see you back in our place again shortly, enjoy your stay in Sunny Madeira. Kind Regards,

Reviewed July 28, 2018

Wife and I enjoyed the meal and fado show. She had the espada and I the espetada dishes. Cooked well and plentiful. The fado show was entertaining, this the first time we heard this style of singing. Ambiance inside was lovely, though seating is tight.More

Thank JenDan
Duarte G, Gerente at Arsenio's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Dear Gest, Thank you for your visit and your lovely opinion. We allways try to offer the best of our local products to exceed the expectation of our guests. We hope that you enjoy your visit to Madeira Island and we expect your nest visit...More

Reviewed July 27, 2018

We were attracted by the grill outside on the street and this grill was the only one on the street with small restaurants. I have never eaten so good octopus in my life. Despite we visited other restaurants and ate the same dishes, we visited...More

Thank panayotovvn
Duarte G, Gerente at Arsenio's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Dear Gest, Thank you for your visit. It is not easy to buy fresh local octupus in Madeira Island, but fortunatly we are supplyed from local fishermans that live near by the restaurant. We hope to see you soon, and enjoy your visit to Sunny...More

Reviewed July 20, 2018

We were delighted to find this restaurant again having really enjoyed it here 5 years ago! Pleased to say that nothing had changed- great staff and excellent food.Nothing fancy- just really good ingredients well cooked! Can't understand the negative reviews to be honest!All in all,a...More

Thank EveGlos_UK
Reviewed July 19, 2018

The first restaurant in the tourist street - tight tables and a lot of "original show". Food in quality and amount is not exactly what we expected for the price. Anyway - usually we do surround restaurants were people "invite" you to come in and...More

Thank Familie M
Duarte G, Gerente at Arsenio's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit. We are a restaurant that work very hard to offer the best quality to Our guests. We offer charcoal grills, free tradicional Fado Music and prices that have to follow Our costs. Portions are normal size for an...More

Reviewed July 2, 2018

Fado is not typical of Madeira, of course, but this was my wife's first visit to Portuguese territory and I (rightly as it turned out, thank God...) thought she might like to experience this very soulful music, which is not to everyone's liking. One tends...More

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Curley101
December 3, 2017|
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Response from Duarte G | Property representative |
Hello, we are planning to have a menu with starters, mains and deserts from 55 € to 75€ per person, drinks not included. Kind Regards,
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Bastiaan V
January 29, 2016|
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Response from Duarte G | Property representative |
Thank You for your contact. You can send us your pictures to goncalves.duarte gmail com We will deliver to Madame Irene Aveiro. Hopping to see you in your next trip to sunny Madeira Island. Kind Regards, Duarte Goncalves
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January 22, 2015|
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Hello, Well, we would recommend that you call us in December to book a table and to know our special menu. Best Regards, Duarte Goncalves Arsenio's Restaurant Madeira Islands
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$14 - $50
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Santa Maria 169 | Madeira Restaurants, Funchal, Madeira 9060-291, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 224 007
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Description
Since 1981 serving and spreading typical Portuguese Cuisine in Funchal's Old town. We are specialized in charcoal wood grills with local fish and meat. Live Portuguese Fado Music every night from 19:30h until 23:30h
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