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Frente al Mar

Estrada Regional 101, Sao Vicente, Madeira, Portugal
+351 291 842 871
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tuna” (3 reviews)
“rice” (6 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Estrada Regional 101, Sao Vicente, Madeira, Portugal
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

We ate there 2 times. The restaurant serves simple, local food, not sophisticated but good enough with reasonable prices. Espetada was excellent - fresh and grilled properly. Espada fish with banana quite ok, but you will probably find better somewhere. Tuna too dry. Tasty patatoe...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Sylwia_An
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We love it. We ordered sardines and grilled squid.. i love the squid, def. my favorite! Portion is bigger than average, reasonable price!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank vivian288
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Modest house which seems a tradicional family restaurant. We recommend this for lunch, cost / quality is very good. We ate tradicional “lapas” which were fresh, frozen shrimp was good as well but you could see they were frozen but the sauce makes it work....More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank franciscosY2564IA
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We had espatada and grilled espada. It all comes with French fries, rice and salad (boiled carrot and cabbage). It was all freshly prepared and very tasty. The bill was 25 euro for all including glass of wine.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Marcin S
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Maybe this is one of these places where you have to ask for it specially, but when you advertise as being vegetarian friendly, I expect vegetarian options on the menu, which there weren't. We went to the place nextdoor instead, which has a vegetarian option,...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank 959dewim
Reviewed 15 October 2017

I found this place by TripAdvisor. The location and scenery are great. The price is good as well. The food is quite tasty, even thought some dishes could be done with a bit more attention. The tuna steak was way too dry (I know, it...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank timofr
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

We were not pleased actually. We waited far too long for the food and it was very average. The veggie soup was alright (kind of) but than the other food was not. We had some beef madeiran way, but it was cold and very hard...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank DaliborL31
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We had tunafish, grilled espada and prawns for starter. Prawns were delicious, tuna was a little dry but grilled espada...I have no words. It was the best on the island. The local itself looks bad - every restaurant around looks way better. Grilled espada cost...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Filip P
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is located just by the sea with a great view. They serve many typical dishes such as espetada regional, espada grelhada, bife de atum, lapas, etc... there's so much choice!!! Whether you're looking for a small afternoon snack or a nice lunch/dinner you...More

Date of visit: August 2016
1  Thank Marcia G
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Let's not get carried away here. This restaurant serves decent home cooked meals at reasonable prices. Nothing out of the ordinary. Vegetables are a bit overcooked and we shared the dining room with the local drunks at the bar. Service is friendly and helpful ....More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank EduardUtrecht
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada Regional 101, Sao Vicente, Madeira, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Sao Vicente
  • Phone Number: +351 291 842 871
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