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Rua Carreira, Funchal, Madeira 9000-042, Portugal
+351 291 602 332
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an unexpected pleasure in a street full of restaurants. It is a deceptively large place, with seating on the street, indoors in the front part, in the garden or indoors at the back of the garden. The garden has various trees to sit under, one of which on closer inspection turns out to be a truly giant cactus!... More 

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Thank Lorraine M
PL/BG/BE
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hiking group (15 people) liked the place so much that we visited it three evenings in a row! It has a few tables outside, an inside part, but the highlight is the peaceful backyard garden. I very much liked tomato/ onion/ egg soup as well as espada fish with banana and with maracuja sauce. The tuna steak was slightly... More 

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Thank Magdeto
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a discovery. Off the main street, through the indoor area and out to the back courtyard. Under the trees and with the lights on in the evening this was a very relaxing place to eat. Service was quick and not intrusive. Decent meals and desserts.

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Thank SJenks28
Australia
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Option for outdoor or indoor dining. Most people are outdoors but subject to smoking so better indoors to avoid smoke. Decent meal for lunch. Ordered tuna steak with polenta which was ok but the steak was very dry and had 1/4 of the plate full of peas - a little too many for my liking. Also ordered lapas and they... More 

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Thank Sezza08
Lymington, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I think maybe this place looks better in the evening with lighting etc. Not for us. They were not busy when we arrived and we waited nearly an hour for lunch. The food was ok but nothing special. What We think was the owner must have spent over 45 minutes crashing chairs and tables about in the room next to... More 

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Thank promenade39
Southampton, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Had to come back here as we were so impressed 2 years ago when we came. Very reasonable in central Funchal. Highly recommended.

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Thank Janice B
Zurich, Switzerland
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561 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Rua da Carreira is one of the historically famous streets of Funchal, a place, where once horse-races took place, thus the name 'Carreira'. Today it is a street with many restaurants, especially in its pedestrianised middle part. In front of most eating places will be a waiter or waitress soliciting the passers-by. One spot, where this was not the case,... More 

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Thank saronic
Shropshire
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We visited 3 times and enjoyed the 9 euro menu. The soups and bread was tasty, as was the traditional scabbard and banana. The stroganoff should be avoided as it was tough and tasteless. The chocolate mousse was the best dessert option. We loved the courtyard garden with its dappled shade and the friendly waiters.

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Thank GigiShropshire
Bathgate, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We ate here opting for the tourist menu - the soup was bland with no seasoning at all, the chicken kebab was so overcooked and dry and coffee horrible!

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Thank ktumblety
Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This restaurant looks nothing special from the road but it has a lovely garden that you can eat in at the back.Staff are lovely and the food is basic but good. Good value too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Carreira, Funchal, Madeira 9000-042, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 602 332

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