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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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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The only dish to have is "Steak on a Stone". We had the small fillet steak, and this was more than enough. Sweet follwed, "Cream Caromel and Apple Pie" with ice cream on both.

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Thank John T
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was recommended by family for this restaurant and was not disappointed . I had the fillet steak on a stone and Sue had scabbard fish with passion fruit, both dishes were well presented and lovely. Doesn't look much from the outside but service and quality inside is excellent

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Hornchurch
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm back in Madeira and my first thoughts are when can I go to this restaurant for one of their delicious steaks, the next day after arriving I'm there and eating a fantastic steak on the stone! There is an abundance of good restaurants in the Funchal area but to my mind this is the best, in the two weeks... More 

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Holbeton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Packed. Busy. Atmospheric. Indoor restaurant. Steaks on stone popular. Heats up the restaurant. Booking recommended to avoid disappointment.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little restaurant doesn't look much, but step inside to a warm welcome and great food. We were last in Madeira 5 years ago and ate at this restaurant twice. Went back for steak on a stone and it didn't disappoint. The welcome was warm and friendly, the food fantastic and the house wine was so lovely. Don't pay for... More 

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My starting position is that I do not normally go for steak (yes, I know that's odd) and I really do prefer my meat to be cooked (much to the chagrin of my nearest friends). But this place really had the wow factor. On arrival, we were given a table straight away and walked past another couple who were saying... More 

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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Other reviews of this place were so good, I had to go when I met my family in funchal in January. My family go to funchal every year but had never been here. We all had something and none of us were disappointed. I had the steak on a stone, which was a first for me. It was amazing!!! The... More 

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English traveller
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food and service. Always very busy so booking is advisable. We eat at this restaurant on every visit to Funchal.

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Thank R0bbie05
Management response:

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

viby j, Denmark
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food and service was OK; but the settings was not inspiring at all. The restaurant is located a bit up a small street.

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Thank Otto B
Management response:

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

Hertfordshire
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here many times before and visited twice this year during our 2 week holiday and were not disappointed. The steak on the stone is delicious. Came laden with garlic but is not as overpowering as you think it might be. I agree that it's not the venue for a romantic dinner for two as the service always... More 

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Thank Clemmie58
Management response:

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, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, 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 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?