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Calhau de Sao Vicente, Sao Vicente, Madeira 9240-018, Portugal
+351 291 842 467
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Perth, Australia
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here with my in-laws, both of whom are born and bred and still live in Madeira. Despite ordering in Portuguese, staff were rude and impatient. Our order of Octopus was well received although not brilliant, two orders of Espada were ok but served with vegetables more akin to mush, however my seafood pizza was a disaster. I wouldn't... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's not much to say except that we waited for over 15 minutes before we asked for someone to serve us. The restaurant only had a few tables. There were two waiters - the waiter completely ignored us and the waitress was less than accommodating- too much effort. I will not recommend this restaurant to anyone simply because of bad... More 

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Thank Susan018
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Tuna Steak was great, Coral Lager better and lapas as a starter and main course for several :) If we check value for money was 5*

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Thank Luis G
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Ask for the grilled squid! This is the best! Also mixed seafood was excellent as well as other seafood dishes. Simple place but proper food.

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Thank Andrus T
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We order picado, a small one, and it was big anyway. That made me happy, some restaurants they say that one smal fits for two and when we gonna see doesn't even fits for a kid. The bad thing was the bolo do caco, it wasn't fresh The service was very nice, people were friendly. And it wasnt expansive

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Thank Caty F
Tain, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

After a long walk we were starving so headed towards Sao Vicente & were lured here by the espetadas on the specials board. Both food & wine did the job & the meat was tasty & succulent, although it was served with slightly soggy fries. It did the job in filling us up but was really nothing outstanding. It must... More 

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Thank msecoloco
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Have to put a good word in for this one. Very good friendly service, with great food and wine in this lovely area. . We will return on our next visit.

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Thank Carlos P
London
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Waiter was friendly enough, but service was very slow even though it wasn't that busy. Unfortunately we hadn't done our research and by the time we found out that the restaurant next door had much better reviews it was a bit late. When the food finally arrived it was mediocre at best. The oily food also gave me indigestion for... More 

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Faro, Portugal
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

O Virgilio dubs itself seafood palace- there must have been a palace revolt though, seeing how they treat the poor seafood! Lapas left for several minutes to cool to a congealed rubbery substance on the counter while the waitress was busy half a meter away folding napkins. Only for the patient and those who don't eat seafood maybe. The fish... More 

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Thank MyTravellingDiary
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Was there with my family. Had lapas as a starter and bolo do caco. Both lovely and tasty and the seafood was very fresh. Ordered the Octopus(picado de polvo) and it was amazingly prepared with herbs and olive oil and the chips were freshly made with potatos (not the frozen ones) and also very tasty. The service was very good... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calhau de Sao Vicente, Sao Vicente, Madeira 9240-018, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Sao Vicente
  • Phone Number: +351 291 842 467

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