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Taberna de Sao Vicente

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Estrada Regional 104 | Sitio do Calhau, Sao Vicente, Madeira 9240-018, Portugal
+351 291 846 451
10:00 - 22:30
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 22:30
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Miami Beach, Florida
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We had 'lunch' here. No other guests, lights were off, cold inside. Service was about the same as the temperature. Lunch nothing special. Unbelievable that people rated this place with 5 stars. Prices are comparable to other places on the island. Not worth visiting.

Thank 410jorisb
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

The meat was excellent. The fish was also good. Lovely waitress who cooked too and had lots of chat about life on the island.

Thank SafariShoes
Wrexham, UK
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248 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

On previous visits we really loved the food, and reckoned it the best we ate in Madeira. Sadly it’s changed hands, and the menu is much less imaginative. I think they’ve put up prices as well. We had to sit outside, the interior smelt of wood smoke (which gives me asthma) when we arrived, but the smell had cleared by... More 

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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

If you want fashionable places, go somewhere else. This a tavern... a "Tasco" in good portuguese. But the food is excelent and good portions, the staff is simple and attentive, the place is quiet, clean and wide. We were here for a light luch and i'm afraid there was nothing light in it. Ask for the steak in Bolo de... More 

Thank Carlos M
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

1. Coffe Bico - veery good. 2. Bolo de Caco totally different than in funchal. More aromatic with real garlic inside and a lot of butter what makes it very wet and juicy. 3. Arroz de Marisco (seafood with rice) served in huge ceramic top - i expected a little bit more but was very ok, very simple dish with... More 

Thank Alicja L
Harpenden, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Stopped here on 20 August 2016 for a late lunch with a party of 7 people - had a truly great "prego especial" which is a steak, ham, cheese and egg sandwich in lovely special bread with fries - awesome! It was huge though and I couldn't finish it all! Highly recommended place for a nice lunch

Thank Martin S
Sintra, Portugal
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268 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Been here lately after checking tripadvisor. Most reviews raving this place, my expectations were huge, as I love typical restaurants and local food. I rarely give poor or average reviews, because I search carefully before heading any place. This time I was wrong and regret.... it was one of the worst experience I had during my week in Madeira. Found... More 

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Almada, Portugal
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

It's a friendly place to lunch with a decent and simple menu. We eat picado 500g for 2 people. Maybe will try the sea food and lapas for a next visit.

Thank João A
London, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

very nice food, had a sea food rice , with sea food I never had before, very nice, well presented restaurant, space to park, not far from S Vicente

Thank VitorHR
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We noticed that a lot of the restaurants in Madeira were serving similar dishes. We specifically chose the Taberna because we wanted to try some authentic Portuguese food from Madeira and we weren't disappointed. We both loved what we ordered and the staff were genuine and attentive. Highly recommend!

Thank Edgars D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 27
Portuguese, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada Regional 104 | Sitio do Calhau, Sao Vicente, Madeira 9240-018, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Sao Vicente
  • Phone Number: +351 291 846 451
A simple, friendly and cosy restaurant with a rustic feel, where the food is prepared with love and passion. Honest and simple dishes with our "touch".As we use to say: "it's our own dinning-room were customers are friends".On Sundays we close at 20:00. Monday is the "day off". Thank you.
PLEASE NOTE: we don't accept reservations via internet.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?