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Solar Da Ajuda

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Rua Casa Branca 102 | Hotel Belo Sol, Funchal, Madeira 9000-113, Portugal
+351 291 762 318
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Mon 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

And it said this restaurant was worth a look (don't be put off by the look said one post) So we did.... Didn't disappoint We looked over the menu, but the staff recommended the fillet Steak on hot stone, as did the table behind us-recommended to them by a table that have eaten there on 3 occasions Admittedly, it was... More 

1 Thank James M
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been visiting this restaurant as a family for over 15 years and we are yet to be disappointed with anything other than a fantastic meal. The steak on a stone is huge, with lovely pieces of meat. My favourite is the swordfish steak, among others. The chocolate mousse is a must, but make sure you leave space as... More 

Thank FiPrice
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended up going to this restaurant twice after saying we didn't like the look of the outside but was recommended to go from friends. So glad we did. Food was amazing, very full tummys, lovely staff and an extremely reasonable set menu.

Thank PeePeeTraveller2016
Kendal, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant twice on our stay in Funchal, as per the other reviews don't be put off by the external building. The staff are very good and helpful, the food is excellent and well priced. Please try the steak on a stone it is super also the chicken fajitas were great and you can help yourself to the... More 

Thank Linda T
Ossett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents hated raved about this place for some time. Of course, we had to try this out for ourselves. I was slightly unsure when I first saw the building, but I have to stress, do not be put off. The staff were great, they immediately provided high chairs for the kids, were friendly throughout and gave good advice on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with a group of 7, including 4 teenagers who were not interested in local cuisine but just good food. This certainly met the requirements! Steak on the stone recommended by our son. Portions good, and although not the cheapest place around good value as good quality food. Serves local fish etc as well as stalwarts such as pizza and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love visiting this restaurant. Very friendly staff and lovely air conditioned place. Menu is very good and varied. Reasonably priced and well worth a visit. Always a pleasure coming here

Thank maldini3
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was opposite our hotel and wouldn't have dreamt of going in had it not been for the reviews on here. It looks very run down from the outside. Very popular so best to go early or book ahead. Steak on the stone and prawn fajitas come highly recommended. Staff honestly cannot do enough to help you or make the... More 

Thank L312013
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely steak on a stone plus other good dishes such as curry and chicken kiev. Not fine dining but if you want good food well served at a good price then try Solar Da Ajuda. Well worth the effort

Thank Richard H
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The 'Solar' is a regular favourite with us on our holiday to Funchal. My son has taken to steak on a stone ( but, sadly, not salad). The chocolate mousse is also a favourite. The staff are friendly and welcoming. Thank you once again for the lovely meals.

Thank Phil B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
European, Portuguese, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Casa Branca 102 | Hotel Belo Sol, Funchal, Madeira 9000-113, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 762 318
In Solar da Ajuda you will find the perfect harmony between our delicious food and a luxurious environment. Here everything was thought to please our guests. We are sure that you will feel very comfortable here with us. We pride ourselves to have an experienced and well trained team that will grant you the best of services. Visiting us is to take on the adventure of having new delicious flavours in your month, try our incomparable Steak on Stone or our delicious Mexican Fajitas. If that does not seduce you we have a incredible range of international and Regional Cousine.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?