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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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Derby, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is not an imposing place from the outside but don't be fooled. The staff are very friendly and the meals very good. The number of diners should give a clue that it is well worth a try. My pizza was very filing and my wife enjoyed her Cajun chicken. A good wine list as well. The free digestifs at... More 

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Coimbra, Portugal
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84 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not much to look at, but a lovely atmosphere and great food. I had piri-piri chicken which was good and spicy and the rest of our group had sirloin or fillet steak...all excellent. It was a bit of a trek from our hotel but worth the walk.

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Funchal, Portugal
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been returning to Madeira for four years now but this is our first visit to this little gem. Meat on the stone and garlic bolo bread are just two of the fabulous dishes served. Needless to say our future visits will include a trip to Solar da Ajuda Thanks to the staff for a great night.

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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 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We keep going back every visit to Madeira because it's so good. Food is excellent, service is excellent, prices are affordable. The highlight this time was a candle, 5 members of staff, a guitar, and a rendition of "Happy Birthday" appearing out of nowhere at the end of my wife's birthday meal.

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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 

manchester
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been coming to Madeira regularly since 2000 and visit the Solar da Ajuda on every trip. I can honestly say that I have never had a bad meal in this restaurant. The staff are friendly, efficient and the service is excellent. Just read the poor reviews on here and can only say that some people would never be satisfied even... 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 

Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had sirloin steak on a skewer a fit was amazing! Very succulent meat and good choices from the salad bar. 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 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the steak on a stone and chicken fajita specialties. I found the steak kept sticking to the hot stone, and the garlic seasoning charred. Fajita unremarkable. Can't understand how this place is so highly rated given some of the other fabulous restaurants we've tried. The bill came to 40euros with one beer and a small water.

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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 

Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Promoted by Thomson's on previous visits but without any such prompt on this occasion, we had no hesitation in revisiting the Solar da Ajuda for an evening meal. Regardless of the novelty and attraction of cooking one's own steak, there is good reason for revisiting this restaurant on every trip to Funchal. The food is excellent, the service just as... 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 

Lausanne, Switzerland
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beef filet and sirloin are delicious indeed and the stone cooking made it a special treat for our Christmas dinner. All the staff members were very nice and kind enough to teach us how to eat "lapas" and "bolo de caco" the madeirian way. Thanks for the advice and the good first steps into our holidays.

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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 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pleasing greeting by the team on all visits. Steak on the stone and the excellent bar, is a must for new visitors Extra large portions of ice cream that compliments and completes a good dinner. A menu that suits a full range of appetites and eating styles. Certainly worth a visit

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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
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?