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“Solar de Ajuda” 5 of 5 stars
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Solar Da Ajuda
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Ranked #18 of 548 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
Stratford upon Avon
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Solar de Ajuda”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Wonderful atmosphere and staff. The Filet Steak Espetada has few rivals on the island. As the owner's name is Moses he should think about renaming his restaurant ' The Promised Land.'

Visited February 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“What a disappointment!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Went here on holiday rep recommendation. What a mistake! Overcrowded, over loud and overrated. Tables VERY close together. You get more privacy in McDonalds! I had scabbard fish with banana - horrible greasy batter on fish, accompanied by overcooked vegetables and potatoes so watery they fell apart when I tried to pick them up on my fork. The other restaurants we ate in in Funchal were FAR superior!

  • Visited February 2013
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Essex
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Steak to die for!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We visited this restaurant twice in our week in Madeira as family members had been there before and loved it. Most of us has the steak on the stone which was amazing! Huge fillet steaks which just melted in your mouth. Starters were also delicious and some of us even had room for chocolate mousse or apple pie foe dessert were which finished the meal off perfectly. Service excellent and very good value for money.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Southsea
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180 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“good and generous portions”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

The staff is friendly, everyone speaks English; It is a big place with about 50 tables; the steak on the stone is good but there is nothing Portuguese in the air. All guests are English, all the sauces, tartare, mint, mayo etc come in individual little cups, there are plenty of chips or boiled potatoes with some local vegetables like carrots and broccoli... even the weather was British the day we went!!!!

Visited February 2013
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Reading, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“The steak is out of this world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We visited this place back in Aug 2011.

This isn't a posh restaurant but by god do they serve amazing steaks. They offer a 'steak on a stone' which means you are given a really hot stone and an uncooked steak and you get to cook it to your liking.

The steak has some marinade on it and is served with salad and chips plus a selection of sauces.

We have since found a company that sells the serving plates and stones so we can recreate this yummy food at home. Google: Steakstones and you'll see what i mean.

The staff were very friendly and helpful and the drinks were reasonably priced so i'd highly recommend this place to people.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Catherine R
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