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Solar da Ajuda

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Rua da Casa Branca 102, Funchal, Madeira 9000-113, Portugal
+351 291 762 318
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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We always eat here when in Madeira - one week a year. We went in and we're warmly welcomed and given a table. The house speciality is Steak on the Stone where a Cut of beef is set on a heated stone for the diner to cut up and cook on the hot stone. It comes with a salad and... More 

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found this restaurant by chance on the third day of our two week holiday and ended up having meals here seven times. The staff are so friendly and all customers are treated like close friends. We could tell that from the amount of people that revisit year after year. We will definitely be going back when re next go... More 

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Thank Karen670
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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 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had never done the whole steak on a stone thing before so was a little taken aback by the appearance of a raw fillet steak on a hot stone - however, it was so delicious! It came with some sauces - I have no idea what they were, I just ate them! - I had fries and salad. We... 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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the Steak and my wife the Fajitas . We have eaten here on every visit to Madeira. Always good, always friendly. Although tucked slightly out of the way, up a side street, they are usually quite busy - without having to have a matre'd lurking outside to 'encourage' customers in. Say's it all really!

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Thank Patrick K
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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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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truely an amazingly wonderful gastro experience!! If I could take this restaurant home with me I would... The staff were incredible.. so friendly and helpful..We had the fillet steak cooked on a hot stone which is such a simply wonderful way of eating steak. The meat was plentiful and you could have chips and salad or a jacket and salad... 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 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to Madeira 12 times and have visited many different restaurants around The Lido area of Funchal with family and friends. However, this restaurant is our favourite because we absolutely love the top quality Fillet Steaks on a Stone, the ambience of the restaurant and the friendliness of the staff.

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Thank Peter B
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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 

Malaga, Spain
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are very good and I had a lovely Chefs steak with sauce. It was tasty, tender and they also offer a wide selection of vegetables. The first visit I had the cod which was very good too. I would recommend.

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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 

Hampshire
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195 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great restaurant, don't be put off by the exterior. The staff were friendly and the food excellent. We met a couple who had been dining there for over 20 years. For a starter I had potato skins, they were tasty and the portion generous. We both chose the speciality of Steak on a Stone for main course... More 

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Thank HampshireJan
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here many times and will keep on coming back. Steak on stone is outstanding. House wine is very good

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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 

Glasgow, Scotland
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129 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A terrific family run restaurant that came highly recommended to us by regular visitors to Madeira. The local & traditional garlic bread was divine! The steak on the stone fillet was superb. Equally enjoyable was the delicious fillet steak with green peppercorn sauce. All washed down by a bottle of very reasonably priced, delicious, Portugese red wine from the Alentejo... More 

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Thank Fairlie
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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, 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, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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 da 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?