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Santa Maria Restaurante

Rua Santa Maria 143A | In Funchal's Old Town, Funchal, Madeira 9060-291, Portugal
+351 291 649 125
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“sushi” (91 reviews)
“risotto” (23 reviews)
“apple crumble” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rua Santa Maria 143A | In Funchal's Old Town, Funchal, Madeira 9060-291, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Arrived hungry and a bit grumpy after a day travelling to the warmest of welcomes, we were quickly seated and beer, wine and water all appeared in a jiffy. Garlic prawns served with good fresh bread followed by a crisp salad. The table next to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 114JoB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had sushie, fresh and homemade in the resturant. Very good!! A nice place, with a peacefull backyard. Really recomend

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Vigdis J
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Came here with my family - unfortunately it was raining so we had to sit inside but there was a nice atmosphere inside. Our waitress was nice and the food was good. Wasn’t overwhelmed by anything but all in all nice and at a fair...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 313verityc
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Visited tonight without a reservation,very busy.Warm welcome,nice atmosphere. Had the best tomato and onion soup ever,so tasty.Our mains were both delicious and the apple crumble to die for. A few beers and coffee 40 euros,what’s not to like. Would definitely return.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jemLiverpool
Reviewed October 28, 2018

I found eating out quite hard, looking for good places that provided vegetarian food, on my first visit with my husband to this restaurant I had the Mushroom risotto, it was delicious and such a good portion, hubby had the steak and potatoes in the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jill-luvtravel
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Wonderful welcome, attentive staff, very helpful and generous. The atmosphere was authentic and the food very tasty and well cooked. In addition, the entertainment was very romantic, tuneful and some well known love songs performed by a lady singer and keyboard player. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank _graham545hall
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Being from Madeira I’ve been to a lot of restaurants there, but had never heard of this one or actually visited it until one of my holidays there this year.. Now I recommend it to absolutely everyone who I know lives there or is going...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 4posturas
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We've just returned from a two week break in Madeira, and we went here twice the food was so good. Our favourite dish by far was the Seafood Platacana, beautifully fresh seafood in a lovely subtle and delicate sauce, you must try it! Situated in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Martin M
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Having been recommended this restaurant from a well known guide book and having to book two days in advance my wife and I were expecting a fine dining experience ..anything but . Our waiter struggled to understand English or be able to explain what dishes...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank treeclimber
Santa_Maria_Team, General Manager at Santa Maria Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Hello, We lament your disappointment but as you can understand when traveling abroad not everyone can understand English and all its variations and accents. We do have our menu translated to different languages and it specifies what comes on each dish. As you can see...More

Reviewed September 22, 2018

We dined here twice in September. Friendly and attentive service with delicious and well prepared food. Interesting menu. The kitchen is visible (but behind glass) to diners. There is an open courtyard at the rear, if you want to sit outside, but not on the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank goinggray
Santa_Maria_Team, General Manager at Santa Maria Restaurante, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Hello, Thank you for such kind words about Restaurante Santa Maria, it's thanks to comments like yours that we can get better. Hope you can visit again and we will do our best to surpass all previous experiences. Santa Maria Team

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Santa Maria 143A | In Funchal's Old Town, Funchal, Madeira 9060-291, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 649 125
  • E-mail
Located at the charismatic Santa Maria street and set in a former elementary school, it retains its original centenary architecture and sits in the heart of Funchal's old town, within a 5 minute walk from the city centre and the beautiful seafront. Our menu offers a wide array of delicious food, from regional Madeiran and traditional Portuguese gastronomy to well loved international cuisine. All made with care and making use of fresh local produce. With plenty of seafood from our seas and an excellent range of juicy meats, local delicacies and traditional best sellers mingle perfectly with daring reimaginations so everyone will have an amazing experience.
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