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Vila Alencastre

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ER 111 Campo de Baixo, Porto Santo Island 9400, Portugal
+351 291 985 072
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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687 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Food here is really good, but service is really poor. If you can put up with it, or laugh it off, you can have a really good meal. My Scabbard Fish, and partner's Steak were really good, with nice salad, and potatoes. Wine too was very good, and reasonable value. Service problems started the second we walked in, we were... More 

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Oban, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Coming to Porto Santo in January you'll find quite a few of the better restaurants closed. On our search for good food we found Alencastre. Set in a attractive, carefully thought out garden setting this is a neat little restaurant. We had bolo de caco, tomato soup, espada with banana and espatada. All of this was formidable - absolutely delicious... More 

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Gdansk, Poland
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice looking and great fish noth scabbard with banana and exotic. Delicious food and defenatly worth to visit

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1 Thank Adam M
Castiglione Torinese, Italy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 May 2016

we had dinner twice, we tasted fish (Bacalao is advisable) but also the meat seemed to be delicious. Kind staff and char ant location

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Book in the afternoon, before they close at 3, don't walk in, and you'll be able to pick your table outside. Food is really good and a great selection, Espetada a must,and Lapas are really good too, (kids choice). Not lots of waiters and waitresses about, (usually only 2), but table service and not long waits. Usually really busy in... More 

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Funchal
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

Regular visitors to this tucked- away charming little family restaurant accessed from a small entrance gate off the main beach road opposite Zarcos. SONIA welcomes you with a smile. The food is always reliable. A good atmosphere with background music.

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Finnmark
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

5 people for dinner. We had mix meat plate, bacalao, seafood grill and steak with bacon. the steak was raw inside, we send it back but come out still raw, so we didn't eat it, the rest of the food was ok. the host was smiling and kindly. But when they didn't reflect that the meat wasn't cooked at all... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

We found this restaurant by coincidence. It turned out to be a very nice place. The food was lovely and the staff was very friendly.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Had lovely birthday meal here.Local garlic bread and scabbard fish with banana.Sonia the waitress is lovely......

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1 Thank russgreig
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

When we arrived, we loved the surroundings and felt it was very authentic. Two of us had pepper steak, which came with a green pepper tomato based sauce. They didn't ask how we wanted it cooked and it was served medium and was very tasty. One had a shrimp and fish skewer that was large prawns and chunks of salmon... 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$ 25 - US$ 31
Cuisine
European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ER 111 Campo de Baixo, Porto Santo Island 9400, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Porto Santo Island
  • Phone Number: +351 291 985 072

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