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Frente ao Sol


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Located at the parish of Canical (Madeira Island), its specialty is fish and seafood (also with meat dishes). Come and try the unique flavor of our Fried Octopus, and delight in other dishes (rockfish, scabbard fillet, damselfish, limpets, or even steak). Come to our restaurant and see the quality of our cooking, all made from scratch and with fresh and local foods.
$8 - $23
Lunch, Dinner
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Takeout
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were returning from a hike and were looking for early dinner place - thanks to Tripadvisor we found this and OMG - best dinner ever on this island! Fried octopus, shrimps and fried fish - all were insanely good! This wasnt our first time...More

Date of visit: March 2019
2  Thank LigaKrista
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

We were out in the morning by no.113 bus from Funchal walking at baia d’abra and then took the bus back to Canical .The bus driver even dropped us at the door of the restaurant and said we could get a bus back into Funchal...More

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank Jamesh64
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Found this by chance having done the hike to Ponto do Furado earlier in the day. Reviews are spot on. Excellent food. Large portions. Friendly and helpful staff. Probably the most authentic and tastiest food we've had during our stay in Madeira. It's not touristy,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank NTS1809
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

Delicious fried squid. Very good value for money. The fish and chip is also very big portion and delicious . Highly recommended .

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Screenname1003
Reviewed September 2, 2018

I read reviews about this restaurant before I went to Madeira. I was impressed with the reviews so I visited this place last week. I had the octopus and I was not disappointed! The food here is beautiful. We caught the bus to it from...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Christina G
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Everything perfect. Fried octopus was amazing, grilled fish and espada fresh and tasty. Maracuja pudding was also great. Service fast and friendly. After discovering this place we had no choice but to come again tomorrow :)

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Sergey T
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Food Beyond amazing. Cost is so very cheap. I would pay double! DO NOT MISS THIS RESTAURANT. Service excellent! X

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Q7463QGchristinam
Reviewed May 25, 2018

If you want to eat where the locals eat, find this place. People travel from Funchal for the fried fish and octopus. Fresh, tasty and very reasonably priced. CAN HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT.

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank HendrinaMayo
Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

Nice meat, low prices, friedly staff. We had the madeira meat speciality with garlic fries. Tasty and nice.

Date of visit: March 2018
2  Thank 742bd
Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

We mentioned to our taxi driver that we liked octopus. He as I he would take us to the best place for octopus on the island. He wasn't wrong. The fried octopus was simply Devine. Well worth detour.

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Boxcleva
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August 18, 2017|
Response from Joana N | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your question. Our speciality is fish and sea food but we also do meat dishes if you are not a big fan of fish like steak, grilled chicken, the traditional "espetada" or "picado". It's worth a try! :)
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