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Solar da Ajuda

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Rua Casa Branca 102, Funchal, Madeira 9000-113, Portugal
+351 291 762 318
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Madeira, Portugal
Level Contributor
17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Suggested by taxi driver from airport. Staff were very friendly and eager to answer any questions regarding the food. Asked for a recommendation for a good local wine and was not disappointed. Food was excellent, I had swordfish which was much larger than I expected but it melted in the mouth. Hubby had scabbard with prawns and again another lovely... More 

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Thank Karen M
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I you enjoy steak then this restaurant will not disappoint you but opt for the steak cooked on the stone! The service was great and the staff very friendly...would definitely return.

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Thank eagles99
West Yorkshire
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant following a recommendation, but wished we'd followed our gut feeling. The food was ok, the staff were friendly, BUT we were crammed in so tightly that we were almost knocking elbows with the next table! The portions were small, and compared with local competition, it was not value for money.

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Thank caninecompanion
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a surprise! This restaurant was just across the road from our accommodation, but did not look particularly striking on the outside. However a friend recommended it and reviews were good. We decided to try it and were not disappointed. The decor was pleasant although a few tables were slightly cramped. The staff were first class on both nights we... More 

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Thank yogib32
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good meal - if you like steak, definitely the place to go. Friendly service and good value special menus.

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Thank SpontyC
Management response:

Thanks for your comment, we really appreciate and thank you... hoping to see you again. Best regards. Solar Da Ajuda ! More 

1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is good / prices 2bits to high for the standard! People very friendly. BUT when my daughter(9) went to the soberly toilet...she met this COCKROACH !!! :(see 1st picture) Complaining learns that toilets are supposed to be shared with hotel(upstairs) and mini shopping center(same level), during daytime, so the owner claims. Also he mentioned that the left door/toilet, the... More 

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Thank Sjoerd R
Management response:

Thanks for your comment, we really appreciate and thank you... hoping to see you again. Best regards. Solar Da Ajuda ! More 

Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was high on our 'must return' list and we were not disappointed at all. Forget the look of the outside. Go in and enjoy the food and the service. Our steak on a stone was melt in the mouth and well worth the visit alone ...

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Thank rosalin101
Management response:

Thanks for your comment, we really appreciate and thank you... hoping to see you again. Best regards. Solar Da Ajuda ! More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant after looking at reviews on trip advisor and I'm so glad we did! On passing the restaurant, it doesn't look anything special but it was lovely. My husband and I booked a table for 8pm and it was quite busy on arrival. I can recommend the prawn cocktail for starter, it was absolutely delicious. We each... More 

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Thank L D
Management response:

Thanks for your comment, we really appreciate and thank you... hoping to see you again. Best regards. Solar Da Ajuda ! More 

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The young staff gave us a great welcome and looked after us very well. We shared a delicious melon and ham starter then he had a large sirloin steak on the stone and I had a small fillet. This was fun - we had never done it before, and the steaks were both very thick. Unfortunately, the quality of the... More 

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Thank Jane B
Management response:

Thanks for your comment, we really appreciate and thank you... hoping to see you again. Best regards. Solar Da Ajuda ! More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The outside of the restaurant isn't the most attractive and it's recommended to make a booking.....for a reason - the food! Wife and I had a fantastic dinner here. The atmosphere was great as the place was crammed full of both tourists and locals. I had chicken piri piri with a nice side salad. Chicken was cooked to perfection and... More 

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Thank duckvader
Management response:

Thanks for your lovely comment, we really appreciate and thank you... hoping to see you again. Best regards. Solar Da Ajuda ! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
European, Portuguese, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Casa Branca 102, Funchal, Madeira 9000-113, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 762 318
Description
In Solar da Ajuda you will find the perfect harmony between our delicious food and a luxurious environment. Here everything was thought to please our guests. We are sure that you will feel very comfortable here with us. We pride ourselves to have an experienced and well trained team that will grant you the best of services. Visiting us is to take on the adventure of having new delicious flavours in your month, try our incomparable Steak on Stone or our delicious Mexican Fajitas. If that does not seduce you we have a incredible range of international and Regional Cousine.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?