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“Espetedas!!!!”
Review of Zarcos

Zarcos
Ranked #128 of 621 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Espetedas!!!!”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

Great simple food with a super wine list and staff who are attentive and who are able to advise on the wines which we knew little about. Their espetedas are excellent. The restaurant has a wonderful view over Funchal and the coastline. We visited it several times during our three month stay on the island.

Visited January 2014
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English first
Bangor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fabulous!”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Well worth the walk up the hill - otherwise you won't get spectacular views over Funchal and out across the ocean! ;) Well priced (€35 for 2 mains, 1 side, 1 dessert, 4 drinks) Wonderful food (compared to the over priced touristy rubbish were served in Funchal center). Were more than happy to make one of their veggie starter options of fried maize cubes into a main for me (actually one of the best responses to this kind of request I've ever had) so wouldn't hesitate to be 'difficult' for a second, the staff were very professional and friendly. Sweet potato with sugar cane syrup was fab with some Madeiran biscuit cake for dessert was delicious! Wish I knew of it earlier in the week I certainly would have gone back for more! Yum!

  • Visited April 2014
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Vienna
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A hidden gem in Funchal”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

Off the beaten track, but really worth the trip! Excellent local food, friendly service, combined with one of the best views over Funchal!
Don't miss it!

  • Visited March 2014
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Breda, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
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“excellent restaurant”
Reviewed March 15, 2014

The food is almost made by a michelin restaurant and you have there a beautifull sightseeing over Funchal, the services are correctly en friendly. the price/quality is very good. thanks Zarcos

Visited February 2014
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Bonn
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great view, nice service!”
Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is quite big with a panoramic view over Funchal. Great!
It is famous for its espetada-dishes, but it offers also the typical espada-fish and chicken. We have eaten bbq-chicken, espada with banana, espada with cheese and shrimps and espetada do lomo (prices: 7€ for 1/2 portion chicken, between € 11-15 for the other dishes). It was ok and value for money.
The service was very pleasant and friendly.
Worth trying.

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