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Restaurants where locals outnumber tourists

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Restaurants where locals outnumber tourists

All the better if it’s family run with good value food and local wine - coming out week after next. Thanks

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Glasgow Scotland
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1. Re: Restaurants where locals outnumber tourists

The first one that comes to mind is Rubi's, behind the Forum, although locals and tourists use lots of the same restaurants.

I don't think that Madeira makes many wines, (apart from Madeira wines, which are drunk as aperitifs or digestifs), most are imported from mainland Portugal.

Edited: 07 June 2018, 22:44
Newport, United...
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2. Re: Restaurants where locals outnumber tourists

The Atalaia II Pizzaria in the old town.

Wales, United...
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3. Re: Restaurants where locals outnumber tourists

Lareira Portuguese .... was recommended to us by our taxi driver. When asked which was his favourite restaurant on the island, he highly recommended this one. There was a crowd of mixed nationalities when we visited, including locals. Restaurant isn't far from The Cliff Bay.

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4. Re: Restaurants where locals outnumber tourists

Thank you se262014 saw your recommendation on an earlier post, dined there this evening, excellent service and great food. Off Estrada Monumental.opposite side of road from C.B.

Madeira, Portugal
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5. Re: Restaurants where locals outnumber tourists

Local table wine is available, it is made from grapes grown on the North coast but only generally available in wine shops, I have not seen it served in restaurants, but it may be in some of them.

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6. Re: Restaurants where locals outnumber tourists

i don't find much wrong with Restaurante Londres in road parallel with road where the ducks frolic.

I cant say I share the view expressed quote " food to die for"

one doesn't go to Madeira for the food even though there it is plain simple food simply cooked, and restaurant ambience is attractive. By comparison with "Sandos" Barluccio and the like is Beta ++.

bon appetit regmaiche

Glasgow
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7. Re: Restaurants where locals outnumber tourists

Thanks all I just realised my question regards wine in my post is badly worded - I meant portugese wine - not Maderian !

Surrey
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8. Re: Restaurants where locals outnumber tourists

There are some very drinkable portugese reds, i quite like one from the Ajlenta region (not sure on spelling!).

Vino Verde is pleasant enough for a light drink before heading out. Dirt cheap and low (relative) alcohol content with a slight sparkle to it.

Glasgow
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9. Re: Restaurants where locals outnumber tourists

Thanks, that’s helpful.

Wales, United...
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10. Re: Restaurants where locals outnumber tourists

Restaurante Viola - Camara De Lobos

You will find no tourists here... or if you do, there may be the odd couple. But very popular with the locals

Traditional Portuguese / Madeirense food. Espetada, with the home made garlic bread, miho frito, chips and vegetables! It's a lovely location up in the hills with great views. food was delicious, We had this with Coral beer & red wine... plenty of choices available.

Prices were very good, for a large group of us (12), it was just over 100euros! (This is going back to 2015)

Edited: 19 June 2018, 19:34
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