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Restaurante Caravela

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Road ER101 | Calhau - São Vicente 9240-018, Sao Vicente, Madeira 9240-221, Portugal
+351 291 842 814
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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What more to say? The restaurant was recommended by the hotel, and I am delighted that they did so. The food was perfect; nothing special, but well cooked Portuguese staples, and a superb "Estepanda" - skewered meat. The service was friendly, English was spoken well, the food and wine delicious and all in all it was a very good meal.... More 

Thank MaxGlobetrotter
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Following TripAdvisor reviews we went to the restaurant, it was early evening and the place was empty , we took a hike and visited two other restaurants in the vicinity but returned an hour later to find the place full with guests and much more inviting, We enjoyed the food which was fresh and tasty.

Thank Amos N
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Proper food, pure tastes, fresh ingredients. Ask for fresh fish of the day! Visited the place several times and the food and service were great indeed. Probably one of the best places on this side of the island if not in Madeira.

1 Thank Andrus T
Crawley, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is popular with tourists and locals. Food is simple and portions are generous. Staff are friendly too. All in all recommended eating place for a good price in a location where there is not that much choice to eat.

Thank Peterwilliamhumphrey
Tilburg, The Netherlands
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170 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a perfect dinner here. We had the lapas (limpets) in delicious garlic butter as a starter and were offered a grilled tuna like fish as a main. We closed with homemade chocolate pie. Food is so beautifully honest and straight forward that it's hard to beat for flavor and freshness. Quantities are vast, service is great in honesty... More 

Thank HoekLens
Belfast, Maine
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222 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch along with lots of locals! Great limpets as starters and then home style steak with gravy and egg.

Thank Christine U
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying slightly off the beaten track so asked a taxi to take us to a restaurant. The restaurant is situated opposite the sea front. There are about 3 or 4 to choose from. We decided to check out this place referencing trip Advisor. The young waitress was lovely and excellent English. We had shrimps and my other half... More 

Thank Angela C
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

During our Christmas break in Madeira we pooped in quite a few times for various meals/snacks. The food on offer is very regional and delicious. The drinks are good and the staff attentive. I'm sure during the summer an outside table would be great as its fronting the sea.

Thank Eduardo C
Tain, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The young but very efficient waiter helped us decide which dish to choose by bringing us a platter of freshly caught fish, explaining what each of them tasted like. He recommended the Atlantic Jack, so we went with that & weren't disappointed. It's a meaty, slightly oily fish that tastes great grilled & was served with an abundance of cooked... More 

Thank msecoloco
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I wish I could eat here every week ! we went on the advice of our Airbnb host, and ordered a pitcher of white sangria, lapas and picador, and everything was perfect, filling, delicious, and inexpensive. I wish I could eat those lapas every day !

Thank Caroline W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Road ER101 | Calhau - São Vicente 9240-018, Sao Vicente, Madeira 9240-221, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Sao Vicente
  • Phone Number: +351 291 842 814

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