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O Solar da Santola

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Marina, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
+351 291 227 291
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Ham, United Kingdom
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314 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is friendly, serves fish and sea food of a very high standard, and is well worth a visit. I'd had a coffee there in the past and been impressed with the food appearing on neighbouring tables. I finally made it there for lunch and I was certainly not disappointed. We'll be back.

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Thank Anne S
Telford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the location is great, the price we paid for our meal was way too high for average quality. I found the waitress too pushy, almost intrusive. The view was not worth the disappointing meal.

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Thank Nicki0907
Wrentham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch there a couple of times. The staff were friendly and efficient. We had simple food but it was well presented, and tasty. The lady who "persuaded" us to go in was lovely! The setting overlooking the Marina was great fun, with immature seagulls and port mullet!

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Thank Goldings23
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lovely meal overlooking the marina on our last night. It was spotlessly clean and the service was excellent. Dominque 'captured ' us from the street and we were given a free cocktail to start us off. We were very impressed with the food. I had espetada and my husband had beef on a hot stone which yotu... More 

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Thank AnnieVillars
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Visited the O Solar for what we hoped would be a inexpensive simple meal and boy were we in for a treat we started with the local garlic bread which is so flavoursome followed by Portuguese steak cooked to perfection on a bed of thinly sliced fried potatoes with salad, my partner had the most succulent chicken breast and my... More 

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Thank Paul S
Torquay, United Kingdom
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch. Staff were friendly, efficient and helpful. I had squid and my wife the pork, both meals were very tasty. I am a little puzzled by some of the adverse comments about the food and service, we had no problems and would be happy to go back again. The prices are about average for this type of restaurant... More 

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Thank Alan M
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19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We have chosen this place tempted by the view of the marina. Ordered scabbard fish with bananas wasn't that good as the ones we have previously eaten in other places. It was just ok, a decent one. It costed 12€ so it wasn't that bad. There are blankets in the restaurant and it's worth it to ask for one if... More 

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Eating in this restaurant was the worst dining experience we had in Madeira as well as being the most expensive meal we had. We chose to visit because it had been recommended but I wish we had read some of these reviews before going. We were given very little time to decide what we wanted to eat and drink and... More 

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Thank Frances369
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

While you are visiting Madeira you must go to Funchal yachting harbour and eat at this wonderful resturant . The location is fantastic as is the food & the friendly welcome of the staff especially the lovely dominiqica ( hope this is the correct spelling ) for starters we chose the shrimp cocktail , the shrimps were the size of... More 

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Thank Julie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

We recently visited funchal and came across this restaurant along the marina. Dominiqua was lovely and not pushy in getting us into the restaurant and was incredibly polite and lovely. When we went back she got us a table right on the waterfront with fantastic views across the marina. The waiters were great in particular fabio who was great and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marina, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 227 291

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?