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Bairro Santa Maria 51, Funchal, Madeira 9060-290, Portugal
+351 291 621 225
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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102 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2017

We tried this restaurant based on the Lonely Planet and was disappointed. We both had starters and main courses, all dishes were average, my starter was not nice. Its over priced. The outstanding was the very cheerful waitress welcoming us and always had a nice smile throughout the evening.

Thank SylviaFab
Ham, United Kingdom
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322 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

I was going elsewhere but my bus didn't stop. I headed down to the Old Town and was walking past this lovely little place that I'd never got round to visiting when I was told about the Fado. She said it was good - BUT NOT THIS GOOD. I've enjoyed fado in lots of places and I've heard commercial and... More 

Thank Anne S
JoaoNobrega, Gerente at Venda da Donna Maria, responded to this review

Reading a review like this is what make our work amazing! Thank you for visiting us! Come back soon More 

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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2017

Located in the old town (behind the bus station). This is a very nice restaurant. We ate there twice. The toilets are spotless, always a good sign. Had a lunch and dinner. Wide range of Maderan foods. Good fish and meat dishes. Excellent service and good value. Friendly helpfull staff

Thank gordon441
Holywell, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017

Excellent restaurant but reservation was necessary on the evening we went, it was very busy. Food was good but slightly too much on my plate for my appetite. Had starter of local cheese which was huge followed by Chicken with garlic and wine ... very good and accompanying dishes were good too. Fado (live music) was lovely, two guitarists and... More 

Thank icejoycey
Boughton, United Kingdom
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375 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Lunch with garlic bread, scabbard fish with banana and passion fruit, grilled sardines, tuna and egg salad. Attentive and helpful staff. Lots of choice of restaurant on Santa Maria. This one well worth a visit.

Thank keithfryan
Moscow, Russia
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2017

I am pretty much of a foodie and don't really like to rely on luck, but this place was a lucky finding! We had a really nice lunch after a very long tour by foot. Fish soup was nicest that we had in Madeira, and their fried octopus... I am still dreaming of it!! Also they make amazing sweet potato...... More 

Thank Alessika
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2017

Old town area along the roads where there are lots of restaurants to choose from, this was recommended. Clean tables and pleasant staff but the food was average and can be found in lots of restaurants. Chicken on a sqewer ok, Chips and veg cold and salad basic

Thank Lorraine H
Tickhill, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

We were attracted to this place because of the fado being advertised. We ate on a Wednesday night. After perusing the menu we decided to have the tasting menu. Local bread, soup, fish, beef, desert and coffee. Not sure it was the best choice. Bread was ok, the soup was very strange. Herb flavoured water with a poached egg in... More 

Thank Alan B
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2017

On our first night we stumbled upon this restaurant on a quiet Monday evening. This was about the only restaurant that was busy and may have been due to the local music. Excellent food and wine with superb service. Highly recommended.

Thank mark4696
viby j, Denmark
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2017

Seating both indoor and outdoor possible. We had starter / main and dessert. All very good. Live music was a very nice background for the meal.

Thank Otto B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $27
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bairro Santa Maria 51, Funchal, Madeira 9060-290, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 621 225
Local restaurant specialized in regional and homemade gastronomy. It's a bring back of the old grocery stores of the last century, added to the comfort, personalized service, thorough decoration and quality maderian gastronomy.- A place not to be missed at the Old Part of Town. Come and visit us!

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