Funchal Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Funchal

December 24, 2017 Toi Mattera

Funchal, the capital of the Madeira archipelago, was declared a city in the 1500s, and became an important point between the old and new worlds. The laid-back city owes much of its historical prominence to "white gold," Madeiran sugar. Today Funchal is known for its appealing temperatures, wine and crafts. Top spots to visit include the open Worker's Market, Blandy's Wine Lodge and the Sacred Art Museum. Friendly locals, walkable streets and cheap taxis make the city easy to get around.
Things to do in Funchal

1. Sabor da India

Rampa Lido 8 | Near the Post Office and Supermarket in Estrada Monumental, Funchal, Madeira 9000-106, Portugal Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$94 - HK$173 +351 291 765 346
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Sabor da India

"Sabor da Índia" brings to you authentic Indian Delicacies. We offer Vegan and Gluten-free courses aside from Chicken, Fish, Lamb and Prawn delicacies. Spicy... or not! The expression "Sabor da India" literally means "The Flavour of India". That is exactly our slogan, or 'Raison d'etre' of our Restaurant - To bring to you all the exotic and spicy tastes from India to the other side of the world - Madeira Island. Come join us for Dinner. We also offer special deals at Lunch, set menus and Take-out.Lunch is served from 12:00 to 15:00, and Dinner is served from 18:00 to 23:00.We offer full disabled facilities, meaning that our Restaurant is designed and fully equipped for people bearing a handicap.

Reviewed By juliek9876 - Leeds, United Kingdom

Friendly staff, great food and as good as any top uk Indian. Menu looks straightforward, but the food is all freshly prepared. A nice surprise. Strongly recommend!Hello, thank you so much for your tripadvisor review. Our food is indeed fresh, we take pride in offering high-quality courses for you. We look forward to see you again, now that you know us better now! Best wishes, the "Sabor da Índia" team

2. Espettus

Estrada Monumental n 438, Funchal, Madeira 9000-250, Portugal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, European, Portuguese, International, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +351 291 613 814
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 616 reviews

Espettus

ESPETTUS is your favorite Steakhouse.' Here you will find the best meats, seasoning and condiments to please your taste.Be guided by your instinct and come and experience the best of Regional and Brazilian cuisine in town. Visit us and be the prove that these are best grilled meats you ever tasted. It is with pride that we use our own seasonings and spices to give each cut of meat a unique texture and a delicious flavour.We have the best steaks available and combined that with a delighful spacious dining room, propitious for you to enjoy and have a great meal. We are sure, that we have the right meal for you, and that you will feel at home here. Thinking of our non-meat customers we also serve the delicious Prawns & fish dishes, such as the delicious local "Espada"(Scabbard Fish).

Reviewed By LandSMansfield - Mansfield

If you like grilled meat you will love this place. The most commonly chosen main course involves a supply of various grilled meats brought to your plate. There is a reasonable salad buffet to go with this (indeed a vegetarian could probably find a meal in this alone). Initially they bring local sausages 3 varieties followed by chicken beef, pork and lamb. The meat is all good quality and very tender. Deserts are mostly light which is probably best given the weight of meat you are likely to have eaten. This is Brazilian style dinning, so don't expect intimate booths or expensive decor, the staff are excellent and speak more than one language. I dont think there is much to criticise.

3. La Vaca Negra

Rua Velha da Ajuda 12 | Apartamentos Colinas Do Lido RC, Funchal, Madeira 9000, Portugal Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards South American, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks +351 291 764 491
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

La Vaca Negra

We imform our clients that we not open for lunch, and kitchen close at 22:00.. Informamos aos nossos clientes que nao fazemos almoços,e cozinha encerra as 22:00..

Reviewed By Matthew T - Princes Risborough, United Kingdom

Meat eaters dream. This place is amazing, we had a platter between 2 which included rump, sirloin and fillet steak, washed down with Argentinian Malbec. The meat was accompanied with 3 wonderful sources, home made chips, olives and salad. All this came to around £30 each, a bargain compared to most steak houses. Whilst sat there I noticed the waiter shock the hand of every guess when leaving. All the staff were on top form. I can understand the great reviews

4. Restaurante Goya

Rua Simplicio dos Passos Gouveia | Sao Martinho, Funchal, Madeira 9000-001, Portugal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi French, International, Mediterranean, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +351 291 628 969
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Restaurante Goya

Reviewed By linthers - Uckfield, United Kingdom

Have visited many times before but this time we bought two friends who had never been. Once again, everything was just brilliant and our two friends were really impressed. The food was of excellent quality and beautifully presented. The staff are very friendly and professional...MoreDear Guest, Thank you so much for your review and also for have recommended us to your friends. We are glad to know that everything was "brilliant". We're looking forward to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Joana Sousa

5. Taberna Madeira

Travessa Joao Caetano No. 16 | Madeira, Portugal, Funchal, Madeira 9060-137, Portugal Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards European, Seafood, Mediterranean, Portuguese, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night HK$118 - HK$243 +351 291 221 789
Excellent
77%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 867 reviews

Taberna Madeira

A new Restaurant with a modern and minimalist space using traditional and local materials with endemic pieces. Food is local to the island of Madeira with a couple of Mainland and international dishes. A high quality service provided by our experienced staff from Los Angeles to London and Monaco. Without doubt a place to visit whilst in Madeira that will enhance your stay in the island.

Reviewed By themacleans2018 - Bristol, United Kingdom

We stayed in the appartment next door and tried this restaurant on our first night - it was so good that we went back several times. We were made very welcome by the staff and every time the food was excellent - particularly impressive was the tuna belly. The house wines were very acceptable and the whole meal was good value for money. We would recommend booking a table as the reastaurant is small and very popular with locals as well as tourists.Well worth seeking out.

6. Wellcom Coffee Bar

Rua Das Murcas 16 18 | ., Funchal, Madeira 9000-900, Portugal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, Cafe, European, Portuguese, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +351 291 619 085
Excellent
76%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 476 reviews

Wellcom Coffee Bar

Reviewed By Alan B - Launceston, England, United Kingdom

We went on TripAdvisor recommendation and weren’t disappointed. Try the burger with goats cheese honey and walnuts. Heaven. Everything was good about this place and the service was welcoming and memorable. Cannot recommend too highly.thank you very much, nothing can make us more happy that knowing that you get satisfaction on our products. see you next year, maybe with new burgers :D

7. Gigi Sumos

Rua Dom Carlos I N 20 | Santa Maria Maior, Funchal, Madeira 9060-051, Portugal Delivery, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover Cafe, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks HK$55 +351 291 220 837
Excellent
85%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 165 reviews

Gigi Sumos

Healthy, Vegan and Vegetarian options, Fruit and vegetable Juices made fresh, Smoothies, Slow juices, Detox juices, Açaí bowl, Milk Shakes, wraps, Toasted sandwiches, cakes, Muffins, coconut water and Gourmet Coffee.

Reviewed By Andy H

Nice to see this concept succeeding. Very fresh ingredients and friendly staff. Service good with free shot of juice when I paid, nice touch!Nice to hear a review about the concept. Thanks for the cumpliments! Our staff is very happy to hear that. Thanks again

8. Leeno's Bar & Restaurant

Rua Leichlingen 30, Funchal, Madeira 9000-003, Portugal Takeout, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$47 - HK$141 +351 291 627 184
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Leeno's Bar & Restaurant

Located at the seafront of the Lido (Funchal) Leeno's is a small restaurant that is run by a team of young men who are focused to offer their clients a welcoming experience. Heart warming service and good food that is accessible to all people (locals and tourists) at reasonable prices. Their goal is to give you a reason for you to come back again.

Reviewed By davidpwhittall - Colchester, United Kingdom

We were recommended to this restaurant whilst staying at the Residence at Porto Mare.Great food and friendly staff. A very good view to the sea and we will go back next year for sure.Hi David, thank you for your kind words and review, we are looking forward in welcoming you back again in the near future.

9. Restaurante Planka

Caminho Voltas 110B | Largo do Miranda, Funchal, Madeira 9060-039, Portugal Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards European, Mediterranean, Grill, Healthy, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$47 - HK$290 +351 291 633 008
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 585 reviews

Restaurante Planka

Some of our specialities are served on hot Oak Planks. The hot Oak Planka maintain a nice temperature of the food during the time the meal is consumed but without any further cooking. Pay us a visit and you will be able to enjoy the best view Funchal has to offer while eating tasty meals prepaired with (antibiotic and groth hormone free) veal so called "Carne Mirandesa". If your preference is fish then we sugest our specialties, the wonderful Tuna fish grilled on charcoal grill or the Oven Baked Cod fish or the salmon. Our wines are carefully choosen and of high quality and taste. For Reservations visit our website or call us directly.

Reviewed By Domingos S - Almada, Portugal

This restaurant was a suggestion of TripAdvisor App, and a very good one, I must say...
The restaurant is located on the top of the mountain, just above Funchal city center.
From the restaurant, it’s possible to have a 180* view of Funchal, including the big cruise ships (the big boats in the harbor).
The Owner of the restaurant is a local citizen, quite friendly, that will provide a quite good and fair description of Planka dishes, and will find time to have few minutes to talk with the visitors.
Once you finish your meal, the Owner will invite you to visit the roof top, where you can take amazing pictures.
I suggest you go around 1 hour before the sunset, so you can enjoy the transition from day into night.
The food is quite OK, although very particular as it is prepared in “low salt” approach, which provide a specific flavor to each plate.
We tried, salmon with a secret combination of aromatic herbs, and the meat was “Posta Mirandesa”, which is a Mainland traditional dish.
The price is mid-range, but the view and the friendly owner, makes it fair.
Enjoy!

10. Jasmin Tea House

Caminho Pretos 40 | Sao Goncalo, Funchal, Madeira 9060-251, Portugal Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Serves Alcohol European, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch HK$16 - HK$94 +351 291 792 796
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 232 reviews

Jasmin Tea House

Located on the Levada dos Tornos between Curral dos romeiros and Camacha (Second tea house). This small Tea house serves English cakes, a selection teas, and coffees, and a selection light snacks and lunches for you to enjoy either in our garden or tea house, which has the additional feature of a fireplace - ideal for cold winter days. We also a picnic service, so you can always ask us to create a light lunch or snack for you to take on your walk.

Reviewed By Away4holiday - London, United Kingdom

We visit every time we come to Madeira and are still blown away by the panoramic views. The owners are always very helpful and informative about Madeira and make you feel relaxed and welcome as does the pet dog Poppy. The number 47 bus from...MoreThank you for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your time with us. Poppy is always pleased to welcome everyone, especially if they drop crumbs. We all look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. Nick, Sam and of course Poppy.

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