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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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Sao Paulo, SP
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The outside of the restaurant isn't the most attractive and it's recommended to make a booking.....for a reason - the food! Wife and I had a fantastic dinner here. The atmosphere was great as the place was crammed full of both tourists and locals. I had chicken piri piri with a nice side salad. Chicken was cooked to perfection and... More 

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

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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for dinner last week. Steak is excellent - you can have it served on a hot stone or let the chef do the cooking (which is what we opted for). Excellent bolo de caco (traditional garlic bread). Good wine list, including half bottles (which is useful if your wife is pregnant). Don't go here if you want a... More 

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Thanks for your lovely 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy going with a friendly personel touch. Doesn't look much from outside, but don't be fooled by that. Absolutely a very nice place with nice prices..

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic Birthday meal here whilst in Madeira.Steak cooked on hot stone was delicious, with lots of tasty dips.Also the traditional garlic bread is to die for.Would definitely go back if I visited Madeira again.

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Thank Lynne N
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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 

Wales
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In 7 nights we ate here 3 times. Quiet during week but would advise booking weekends. The steak on the stone was stunning. We rarely go back to the same place but we went 3 times as it was so reliable. Complimented the owner on his choice of potatoes too and he revealed he grows most of his vegetables. Recommended... More 

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

Sarnia, Canada
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent Steak on a stone dinner. A quiet little restaurant in Funchal, we did not have a reservation, but they seated us and we received prompt pleasant service. Our waitress spoke very good English and we were treated to a steak which arrived at our table on a very hot stone. You actually cook the steak to... More 

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

wokingham berkshire uk
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the staff were welcoming as usual. Menu is the same as every year but that does not bother us as we enjoy eating what is on their menu. Particularly the Chicken Kiev, and beef dishes. I am addicted to their home made Garlic Mayo with chips. I never seem to get it right myself when I try to make it.... More 

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

Brighton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been eating at this restaurant for several years during our annual visit to Funchal, and it always delivers. Good menu, Great food, well presented with a big smile by the wonderfully friendly staff. Never had a bad meal here, but our absolute favourite is the steak on the stone - an experience everyone should try - cook your... More 

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

Marlow Bucks England
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a fine dinning establishment but it does provide good honest well cooked and presented fresh food. The steak is great and comes on a skillet for you to cook yourself. It is fun and authentic and the steak is really good. It is a popular location and we can see why.

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Thank NeilofMarlow2
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hanks for your comment, we really appreciate and thank you... hoping to see you again. Best regards. Solar Da Ajuda ! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love a really good steak. I was recommended that I try the fillet steak on a stone. The whole meal experience was superb from the moment we walked in the door. Very friendly owner and team. The steak arrived served on chopped garlic, cooked itself on the stone to my taste. There was 3 sauces to accompany the steak.... More 

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Thank Steve H
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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
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?