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“So Good We Went Back a Second Time.........”
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Ranked #16 of 644 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Brazilian, Steakhouse, International
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: ESPETTUS is your favorite Steakhouse.' Here you will find the best meats, seasoning and condiments to please your taste.Be guided by your instinct and come and experience the best of Regional and Brazilian cuisine in town. Visit us and be the prove that these are best grilled meats you ever tasted. It is with pride that we use our own seasonings and spices to give each cut of meat a unique texture and a delicious flavour.We have the best steaks available and combined that with a delighful spacious dining room, propitious for you to enjoy and have a great meal. We are sure, that we have the right meal for you, and that you will feel at home here. Thinking of our non-meat customers we also serve the delicious Prawns & fish dishes, such as the delicious local "Espada"(Scabbard Fish).
Reviewed November 12, 2013

And if my two companions had any say, we may have been eating in there more than that - Quite simply brilliant value and some of the best cooked meat in Funchal. Day 1, we ordered Lamb, chicken and Rodizo - Lamb arrived on a skewer - 4 huge tender, slightly pink and juicy chops. My companion's face was a picture when it was delivered to the table. The Rodizo is a banquet - fantastic buffet that included hot and cold food and then a selection of meats are bought to the table. You are provided with a disc red on one side and green the other. Keep it on green and they keep filling your plate!. A selection of chicken wrapped in bacon, speciality sausages, beef ribs, belly pork, pork fillet and more and to top it off roasted pineapple flavoured with a little cinnamon - brilliant. On our second visit my Father went for the Steak on Stone option - persuaded by our Friend to the large size a steak and red hot stone with sauces was brought to the table - the steak was tender enough to cut with a butter knife before it was transferred to the stone to be sizzled - Generous portions. Competitive pricing and friendly staff - not a restaurant to be missed particularly as in the opinion of all three of us, the espetadas, steaks etc. were the best we had during our recent 10 day stay and in previous visits to Madeira.

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

It doesn't get much better than this. A restaurant within a short walk of the hotel, that serves great food at best value-for-money.

I'd been to this restaurant before when it was Solar da Ajuda - but in the last year it's changed to Brazillian cuisine though still in the same ownership.

Couldn't fault it in any way. The buffet (hot and cold) is great and the steak on stone (280 gr fillet) is as good as ever. The Rodizio (a selection of different meats cooked on skewers and carved/served at the table) is brilliant - and would knock Desperate Dan's Cow Pie for six. When you order the Rodizio you are given a beer-mat sized disk, red one side and green the other, and simply flip it over to show the waiters when to stop or start.

Friendly staff too. Three of us were on holiday and it was the only restaurant we went to twice! I just can't wait to go back.

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Thank JohnG39
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

If you like your meat this is the place for you. We dined here 3 times during our vist and it was of exceptional qulaity each time. The star item has to be the 280 gram fillet steak which you cook on a red hot stone yourself at the table (but wear an old shirt as it does spit).

We also had the rodizio cap of rump and the belly pork, both of which were great, carved at the table and just keep coming till you put up your red marker in defeat ! One tip, the mixed grill is massive, don't order it unless you really, really like a plate of meat.

Great wine list with a good range of prices and styles. The staff are all very welcoming and helpful. Sald buffet which is great to help yourself from to accompany the meat feast.

Can't fault it and we'll be back again soon.

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Thank FoodieFred
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Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

Eye wateringly kneetrembeling sumptuous steak. Best I have ever tasted and it keeps coming...... The accompanying buffet is delicious. Sure the rest of the menu is fab but for me it is rodizio cap of rump steak everytime!!!!!

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Thank Trevsk1
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Best steak on a stone in Funchal. We had two meals here during our fortnight stay in Madeira and enjoyed both. Staff very friendly and helpful. Would defiantly recommend a visit.

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Thank Ray k
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