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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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lancashire, england
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Set at an elevation overlooking the sea, this is a seafood restaurant offering fresh, delicious seafood. A restaurant highly recommended for the food and the scenic experience.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having enjoyed dinner at Vila da Carne earlier in the week my wife and I were looking forward to dining here at it's sister restaurant. We were absolutely delighted. We arrived at the restaurant, using the free shuttle provided, and were met by friendly, jovial and helpful waiters who continued to provide excellent service all evening. All the fresh fish... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Magnificent sea bass and sea bream grilled over Acacia charcoal. Fresh salads, very attentive and freindly service, an excellent wine recommendation and fantastic value for money. After discovering Vila Peixe we ate there four times, one lunch three dinner, during a one week holiday in Funchal.

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here twice during our holiday on friend's recommendation.Fish counter for selection at fair prices given before preparation . Mainly cooked over a wood fired BBQ Large restaurant with panaramic views over the bay and ocean . Also a good choice of seafood , I loved the clams - delicious . Good selection of wine - managed to find a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a really nice modern seafood restaurant with a great view over the bay. The section of seafood is a joy to behold and all the food is cooked on a charcoal grill in the restaurant. we had sea bass and yellow tail with some saute vegetables and lovely small baked and salted potatoes. it was our last night... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic meal and evening we had at Vila Do Peixe. It started with the complimentary pick up from our apartment on time! Very pleasant driver. When we arrived we were greeted by the waiters and shown to our table by the window overlooking the sea. Great views which can only be better in daylight. Started with a dish... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our third return visit to this restaurant - we now have to eat there every time we return to the island. We love the food, the staff and the view, not to mention the fact that you get dropped off back to your Lido area hotel afterwards for free. We ate the grilled limpets as a starter and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If ever you're in Madeira, do visit this lovely restaurant. Choose your own fish from a good selection at the counter, all are cooked to perfection. The house white wine is also very tasty and robust. Staff are always happy to see you and the service is excellent. We went three times in 10 days, that's how good it is!... More 

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

Dear Sir/ Madam, thank you very much for your comment left here and of course your visits to our restaurant. We really hope to see you again. From all of us our big THANK YOU. Best regards Vila Do Peixe / Vila Da Carne More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

My wife, five year old daughter and I ate lunch here today. We were picked up at our hotel in central Funchal by the complimentary bus from the restaurant. The whole experience was fantastic. The only complaint was from my 5 year old, who said she was not too keen on the turbot as it was "too fresh and smelled... More 

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

Dear customer, Thank you ever so much for your lovely comment left here about us. My team and i would like to see you in a close future. 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids
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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