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A Bica

Rua Do Hospital 17, Funchal, Madeira 9000-900, Portugal
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“garlic bread” (32 reviews)
“fresh fish” (15 reviews)
“scabbard fish” (14 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Rua Do Hospital 17, Funchal, Madeira 9000-900, Portugal
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

A Bica is a bustling restaurant just off the covered market. It specialises in serving great tasting fresh fish and meat dishes to the local population. Any concerns about the place being busy is more than compensated by the tasty food. It is well worth...More

1  Thank Navin C
Reviewed 19 February 2018

A very nice place. Pictures from the old days of the island on the wall. Very pleasant atmosphere. Food is great and the prices are surprising. The owner is a lovely person, speaking 5 languages and chatting with all the clients. In 6 days we...More

Thank nadi O o
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Friendly, unfussy service--and staff who seemed completely unflappable in the face of the 2 large groups who turned up just after us. You don't go there for the rather plain salad and vegetable accompaniment--- the fish is surely the main attraction. The mixed (grilled) fish...More

Thank pwhitaker
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Ate a very pleasant, cheap and tasty meal at A Bica. Staff are friendly and attentive (I dropped a knife and before I'd even had a chance to breathe one of the waiters was by my side with a new one!). Food good, especially the...More

Thank g m
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We asked our tour guide,Ernesto, (fabulous guide from DG tours) where he went for dinner in Funchal and this is where he recommended. Excellent value for money where the house wine is under €7 (yes, I did say under seven Euros) a bottle. We got...More

1  Thank Steven P
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Visited without booking (mistake) but the staff went out of their way to fit us in even though the place was packed. We had a drink in one of the little bars next door where we were made very welcome and by the time we...More

1  Thank Martin W
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Just behind the fish market and downstairs to a bright basement, A Bica can take a bit of finding but it is worth looking! A busy restaurant with friendly staff serving very fresh food. The best textured scabbard fish I'd had out of 3, this...More

1  Thank Valerie47_13
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I traveled to Funchal for the holiday season . We had enjoyed dinner in this small Portuguese restaurant on an earlier trip and thought it would be good for lunch Yes it Was. We have eaten lunch twice this week. Both meals...More

1  Thank Robert G
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Fresh homemade food, very friendly owner and staff, fast service. In the basement of a house opposite of the mercado. Not easy to find if you don't know where to look. But it's worth to search for!

1  Thank beinda
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Opposite the ‘Mercado dos Lavradores’, the old market of Funchal is A Bica, a fine seafood restaurant. They obtain there fresh fish from this market every morning. My friend and I had dinner here and took the Mixed Fish Grill (red snapper, tuna, calamaris and...More

1  Thank Havaki
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17 April 2017|
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Response from brucethesheep2016 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so
26 March 2017|
Response from brucethesheep2016 | Reviewed this property |
We paid in cash, but I'm pretty sure they do
Paul G
4 January 2017|
Response from BaffledSpaniels | Reviewed this property |
HI Paul, Yes I think so. We were staying on the same street on our last visit in December and they were open in the afternoons.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Do Hospital 17, Funchal, Madeira 9000-900, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: 291-221-346
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