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Rua Santa Maria 131, Funchal, Madeira 9060-291, Portugal
+351 291 229 238
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11:00 - 22:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were informed that there were a few restaurants in the Rua de Santa Maria and we tried this one because of the reviews. It was the only one that was completely full inside and out. They asked us to go back in 20 minutes, didn't suggest we try somewhere else, which I thought was good salesmanship. When we eventually... More 

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Thank Liz F
Manchester, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We chose the day's specials, clams cooked in white wine were superb and the fish was fresh and beautifully cooked. Washed down with a delicious Portuguese white wine and well looked after by friendly staff - it was a lovely meal.

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Thank Jenny P
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was recommend and have to agree. Excellent staff and food. Espada is delicious, definitely a must. Will come back.

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Thank southernirishmen
Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and review, that means a lot to us as a team. We try to offer all our guests the best quality food and service at the best value possible, we are very happy to know that you appreciate your meal. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and service good. Wine selection extensive with pleasant and helpful staff. Great puddings too!

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Thank alpaca2016
Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this review

We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon, thank you. More 

London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as a group of six - you needed to book as the restaurant is quite small. The fish was out of this world. Three of us had a mixed fish platter ( three fish types) - the plates were cleaned. I had squid - very tender and not rubbery. Service was excellent. well worth a visit

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Thank rogeandout
Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this review

Thank you for your time on writing a very pleasant review, that makes us very proud of our service. Hope you can visit us in the near future. More 

Suffolk, England
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice table inside the main restaurant and were served very well although none of the waiting staff seemed very friendly. So much so it almost felt like we were an inconvenience and after each course they couldn't wait to take our plates and move us on to the next course. It's a shame as the food and... More 

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Thank Katherine C
Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, is very important to have independent reviews from our customers, it helps us to find where we can do better and satisfy our customer's expectations. Hope you can visit us soon. More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Among the many places on Rua de Santa Maria, Gaviao Novo is perhaps among the best. Nice fish and seafood served without too many frills. It is priced as a tourist place without ripping you off. If they could just loose the waiters trying to persuade innocent tourist to visit, it would be very good. The rest of the waiters... More 

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Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, is very important to have independent reviews from our customers, we are very pleased to know you enjoyed a fantastic gastronomy experience. We hope for your next visit anytime soon. More 

Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to Madeira for about 7 years and always make a point of coming here since we found it on our second visit. The fish is always beautifully cooked and the service very good. Needed to say we will be back.

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Thank Peter O
Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, is important to measure the quality of our service to our customers. We were very pleased with having a consistently great experience with our kitchen and staff, hope you can come back again in the future. More 

Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fish and shellfish come displayed on a large platter, we chose the ones we liked and found out the chef's cooking method. Simple, local vegetables and rice accompanied the perfectly cooked fish. Hearty homemade desserts to follow. Liked this restaurant so much we returned two days later and recommended to our fellow travellers. The staff are super friendly, responsive... More 

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Thank moragm558
Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, has made us very proud and thank you so much for sharing these with us and TripAdvisor. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had 2 meals at this place. The first evening we had actually ordered steak which melted in your mouth. Piping hot and delicious. The mixed fish we ordered on our last night in Madeira was special, tasty and simple vegetables to go with. Wonderful. Highly recommended.

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Thank JAMES B
Tiago T, Gerente de relações com clientes at Gaviao Novo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a few minutes to write a review, we are very pleased to know you enjoyed your evening. We hope for your visit next time. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 62
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Santa Maria 131, Funchal, Madeira 9060-291, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 229 238

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