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“The Madeira Experience This should be your No1 Visit” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of A Bica

A Bica
Ranked #40 of 598 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
WestSussex
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The Madeira Experience This should be your No1 Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

Being someone whose family is from Madeira. Whose family are a family of cooks. This restaurant is a must. As a family we have been to loads and this the the only one I have written about. One that should not be missed out. If your looking for friendly family atmosphere. Or as a business meal. This should be top of your list. Family run business and the most friendly people you will come across. Nothing is too much to make you you feel welcomed and relaxed. The food is traditional, hot and lots of it. Very good portions. Very tasty food. Best Bul de Caco with garlic bread. Great traditional dishes. Made the way they should be. Very little waiting. Very popular with the locals. Best get there for 12noon or leave until 2pm otherwise you won't get a seat. Very popular. If the locals go there you know its good for the food and the value for money. Once you have visited once and gone elsewhere. I guarantee, you'll want to come back and try more.of their dishes. Or even go back for the same dish. We went to loads of restaurants and this one was one of our favourites of 3 places. My mother who is one of the hardest people to satisfy when taking out for a meal. (a very good cook - so you can't argue with her) Just wanted to keep coming back everytime we were in town, even the otherside of town. When we return again this will be on the top of our list. Great Restaurant - should be top rankings.

  • Visited February 2013
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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Real character and excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

Don't be put off by the location. In fact a side street next to the market says it all. Unpretentious, genuinely friendly, excellent food at sensible prices. Go here and not to one of the places with irritating front of house staff who bother you every time you walk by.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank RogerB475
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Pula, Croatia
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice place, good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

We went to Restauran A Bica after visiting Tourist info in Funchal, and lady who worked there suggested that place with local food. Wi found it very easy, it is close to the Mercado des lavradores, enter in restaurant is downstairs (so, no terace with nice view)...but everything else is very good, the waiters are so polite, symphatic, try to help and explain tipe of food and wine, here we first time eat 'espada' fish, interior is very nice...so, I highly recommend this place for lunch or dinner if you want to enjoy in your meal

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Eliana708
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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Typical and inexpensive with nice food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

Typical inexpensive restaurant with nice food and very nice service.
Suggested by a local taxi driver.
Don't expect gourmet..it's the type of restaurant local workers go to.

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1 Thank MACatMSN
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Ilhavo, Portugal
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Excellent local food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

In a short trip to Madeira went there twice for dinner. The first time because of the raving reviews on tripadvisor. The second time, because we enjoyed the first time so much. We particularly recommend the Pepper Steak and home made ice-cream. The service was very friendly. It represents good value for money.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank aish_2013
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