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Solar da Ajuda

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Rua Casa Branca 102, Funchal, Madeira 9000-113, Portugal
+351 291 762 318
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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We booked in advance but as it turned out it probably wasn't necessary. We were warmly welcomed and shown to a table right at the front. A surprisingly varied menu with quite plain cooking which may not suit everyone. We had scabbard fish and lamb chops, both very tasty. The ice cream for dessert was delicious and the whole experience... More 

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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Led by the owner? my partner & myself were introduced to the pleasures? of that Madeiran speciality the Limpet for our first course. His enthusiasm even got me to try them. And the rest of the meal was good too.

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Bodmin
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174 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Three of us went for an evening meal. A very busy restaurant so recommend booking. Staff are friendly efficient and helpful. Two of us are veggies and veggie fajitas are great (with a salad bar available) as was the salmon dish our friend had. Reasonably priced, great friendly service, good food and a good menu. Definitely on our "returns" list.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place to eat. We had the set menu. Brilliant value for money. Definitely worth a visit. This was my first steak on the stone and it was beautiful. They were busy and we hadn't made a reservation but they kindly fit us in.

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Thank brents1972
Management response:

Thanks for your comment, we really appreciate and thank you... hoping to see you again. Best regards. Solar Da Ajuda ! More 

Richmond, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended to this restaurant for the steak on a stone. We had this and it was so delicious we went again. We are not great steak eaters but this was different !! The restaurant is not big with indifferent decor and gets busy. The staff were very friendly and efficient. Very good value for money. We will return... More 

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Thank Richard A
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Thanks for your comment, we really appreciate and thank you... hoping to see you again. Best regards. Solar Da Ajuda ! More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My experience of this restaurant has been very good food and service at a very good price. My favourite dish is the filet steak on stone which you cook yourself. The steak is very tender. The tables are more tightly packed than some of the more expensve restaurants, which is nice for saying hello to the people on the next... More 

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Thanks for your comment, we really appreciate and thank you... hoping to see you again. Best regards. Solar Da Ajuda ! More 

Oakley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the market on Saturday and seeing the amazing fish we resolved to find a fresh, simply prepared Tuna steak. The Thomson rep recommended Solar and we went on Sunday and again last night for a delicious grilled Tuna steak. The service was warm and efficient on both occasions. All the other guests were enjoying their meals and there... More 

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Thanks for your comment, we really appreciate and thank you... hoping to see you again. Best regards. Solar Da Ajuda ! More 

Matlock
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very popular restaurant with many nationalities. We have visited it on previous holidays as it is ideally located just off the estrada Monumental. They have a good understanding of gluten free needs and the staff are very friendly and create a relaxed atmosphere. Tends to be busy between 7.00 and 9.00pm and it is definitely worth booking... More 

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Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, great prices and friendly staff. Moses can be proud of his team and restaurant as it consistently delivers a geat eating experience, including the theatre of steak on a stone and his home made piri-piri sauce. Recommended.

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Thank MartinWW1953
Management response:

Thanks for your comment, we really appreciate and thank you... hoping to see you again. Best regards. Solar Da Ajuda ! More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Solar with friends on our last night in Madeira. The restaurant was quite full so I was glad we had booked a table in advance. Having eaten here many times over the years we knew what to expect and were not disappointed. We all had the scabbard fish with banana which was up to the usual high... More 

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Thanks for your comment, we really appreciate and thank you... hoping to see you again. Best regards. Solar Da Ajuda ! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Portuguese, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Casa Branca 102, Funchal, Madeira 9000-113, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 762 318
Description
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?