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“A Place to visit again and again.”
Review of Chalet Vicente

Chalet Vicente
Ranked #67 of 616 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Portuguese
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A Place to visit again and again.”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

An welcome antidote to eating-in hotel food, however well prepared.
Nice mix of locals, ex pats, and visitors gives place a buzz. Very welcoming management, tables nicely spaced ( get one on balcony if you can). Food typically robust Portuguese. Great flavors and large helpings. Maybe share one course or two? Good but inexpensive range of wines. Certainly a place to visit more than once.

  • Visited October 2013
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3 Thank Richard G
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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“Great Portugese Food”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Great place, try and get a table on the balcony. We ate there twice and the food was fantastic. Hearty Portugese mainland fare - suckling pig, goat stew etc. Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank roger j
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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“Buffet lunch”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

We were passing and saw the sign advertising a buffet lunch for 8 Euros, so we decided to give it a try. We were shown to a table in the very attractive garden area and the menu brought. When we said we wanted the buffet the waiter acknowledged this but did not indicate where we should go to be served. We waited for a few minutes before going to look for ourselves.
There was a good variety of dishes, both hot and cold, and we were both happy with what we chose. We enjoyed our meal, which we found to be good value. The service was not the best but the food was good.

  • Visited September 2013
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3 Thank AnnEdinburgh_11
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Saltcoats, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Best meal of our trip”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

We took the favourable reviews with a pinch of salt and went to Chalet Vicente with an open mind. It more than lived up to our expectations. The setting is lovely, especially if you can get a table on the balcony - we were lucky to get one later in the evening, but I'd recommend booking as we couldn't get one when we returned. The service was always quick and friendly. The food was delicious and the portions substantial - we can recommend the Espetada, the goat stew and the suckling pig. I agree with some of the other reviewers that the portions are huge so I'd give the starters a miss.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank SarahMc23
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Excellent food let down by poor service”
Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Having enjoyed Chalet Vicente several times on previous holidays to Madeira, we were excited to return with our family to share the experience. The food was again excellent, however the service was a real let down. Our waiter didn't appear to want our business and he spoiled what was otherwise a pleasant evening. Shame that such a great chef is being let down by his/her customer facing colleagues.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank UKEJRH
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