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Restaurant Vila do Peixe

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Rua Doutor Joao Abel de Freitas N0 30A, Camara De Lobos, Madeira 9300-048, Portugal
+351 291 099 909
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12:00 - 22:30
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Freital, Germany
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went there for dinner and made a reservation in orderto have a nice table overlooking Camara do Lobos. You can choose your fish at the bar and they prepare it freshly for you! Just great! The dishes are made with fantasy and there are big portions. I can highly recoomend this place.

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90 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across this place occasionally and spent a very happy evening there. You can choose the fish yourself (watch its eyes to judge freshness!) and they'll prepare it as you like. My husband had a tender beef on the hot stone and enjoyed that very much. Wine was good as well and the view on the port, village and... More 

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Thank Elafonisi2000
2Rodrigues, Gerente geral at Restaurant Vila do Peixe, responded to this review

Dear Client, Very pleased to know that you enjoyed everything in our restaurant. Thanks for the visit as well for your valuable comment written here. I hope to have the pleasure of serving you again. Best regards Vila Do Peixe / Vila Da Carne More 

East Sussex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised to finally have some lovely fresh fish in Madeira when we fell upon this restaurant. we had walked from funchal along the sea route-- so we arrived hoping to find a great place. we asked a local who pointed to this restaurant. we had a brilliant time- staff were friendly and beyond helpful. My husband, baby... More 

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Thank DanielleTraveller
2Rodrigues, Gerente geral at Restaurant Vila do Peixe, responded to this review

What a such lovely comment about us!!! THANK YOU. Hope to see you again very soon. Best regards Vila Do Peixe / Vila Da Carne More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent fish, very friendly and decent service, good value compared to west Funchal and Lobos alternatives (2nd best of 5 tried), not so good sides and desert so only go there if you appreciate fish - you can even easily consider sharing more than 1 fish/person as it's bought by weight and separately from the sides, had dorade and parrot... More 

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2Rodrigues, Gerente geral at Restaurant Vila do Peixe, responded to this review

Dear customer, thank you very much for your visit to our restaurant. We also thanking you for your comment left here. Best regards Vila Do Peixe / Vila Da Carne More 

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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated the NYE there. Have to say disappointed about the food and service. At beginning we were welcomed by very passionate staff so we expected TH experience would be great. Unfortunately it went bad. The staff was really unprofessional( my husband had to walk to our wine holder to pour wine himself, the empty desert plate was not removed... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place looks lovely and the fact rhat you can choose your own fish you want to eat makes it special and different to any others. The view is amazing. However we found the staff not too friendly and seemed like they were running around panicking a lot. Quality of the food is outstanding. I say it worth a try... More 

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2Rodrigues, Gerente geral at Restaurant Vila do Peixe, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment and visit to our restaurant. Best Regards Vila Do Peixe / Vila da Carne More 

Heidelberg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was extremely good--the fish was prepared to perfection and the steak was excellent. The service was outstanding and the prices were moderate. The experience was so pleasant that we also ate at the companion restaurant (Vila da Carne) on another night. To top it off, the view is wonderful. "Mr. Robert" highly recommends this restaurant.

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2Rodrigues, Gerente geral at Restaurant Vila do Peixe, responded to this review

Dear customer, so pleased to know that you had a great experience with us. Thank you for your comment and, of course, your important visit to our restaurant. Best regards, Vila Do Peixe / Vila Da Carne More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most terrible service. Very unprofessional young people working as servers. One of them braught an apitaiser without asking, put it on table and imedeatly informed that this will cost you 2.2 per person. :D. There were 3 other servers chasing us all the time one after another with the same questions. Unbelievable, they could not even figure out that... More 

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2Rodrigues, Gerente geral at Restaurant Vila do Peixe, responded to this review

Dear customer, thank you for your comment. Best regards, Vila Do Peixe / Vila Da Carne More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for a special occasion and was overwhelmed, superb and highly recommended also not expensive 5 star

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2Rodrigues, Gerente geral at Restaurant Vila do Peixe, responded to this review

Dear customer, we were very pleased to know that you had a great time with us. THANK YOU for sharing that experience here. Vila Do Peixe / Vila Da Carne More 

lancashire, england
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Discovered this restaurant by chance, and ate some of the best fish ever. We had walked from Funchal along the shore and had not intended to dine but were so glad that we did. We chose fresh fish from the counter which is weighed before being cooked over the wood fired grill. Mine was filleted John chose to have his... More 

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2Rodrigues, Gerente geral at Restaurant Vila do Peixe, responded to this review

Dear customer, i am glad as well that you had your dinner with us, and in the end was a great experience for you. Thank you for your lovely comment written here and for your visit to our restaurant. Best regards Vila Do Peixe / Vila Da Carne More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 27
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Doutor Joao Abel de Freitas N0 30A, Camara De Lobos, Madeira 9300-048, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Camara De Lobos
  • Phone Number: +351 291 099 909
Description
Located in the heart of of Câmara de Lobos, the Vila do Peixe and Vila da Carne Restaurants overlook this picturesque fishing village and the most photographed bay in Madeira. Their modern warehouse design, using large glass panes to make the most of the spectacular views, makes them both welcoming and informal. Both offer an interior (with sliding glass panels to provide a real alfresco feeling for those balmy Madeiran days and nights), and an exterior terrace with large sun umbrellas, and customers are always able to choose their preferred ambiance. The Vila do Peixe reflects the best traditions of grilling the day's catch by the sea. Using only the freshest of fish, it is prepared in the simplest form (with rock salt and a little olive oil), and grilled over the open fire embers, with a finishing touch of infused olive oil (the house secret recipe). In addition, the Restaurant presents a restricted number of house specialties, such as shellfish rice, octopus rice, fish rice, rich bouillabaisse, a selection of Cataplanas and other Madeiran dishes. The Vila da Carne continues the tradition of the Madeira Espetada, using specially selected meat. Additionally, it offers, amongst others, pork ribs, pork on the skewer, chicken on the skewer, chicken piri-piri, Brasilian beef picanha with selected sauces and delicious sirloin and rump steaks, all grilled over the open fire embers. The restaurant also has a menu of Selected Meats that includes Iberian Pork and Lamb, a few house specialties (including Surf&Turf) and the renowned steak on the stone. Desserts are all homemade and traditional. Both esplanades are a wonderful place to enjoy an aperitif, and to taste the traditional village Ponchas, in what is, after all, a balcony over Câmara de Lobos CAPACITIES Vila do Peixe Vila da Carne Restaurant (interior): 180 people 150 people Terrace (exterior): 70 people 50 people Total capacity (interior & exterior): 250 people 200 people Welcome Drinks or Open Bars may be served in both esplanades.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?