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Arsenio's Restaurant

Rua Santa Maria 169 | Madeira Restaurants, Funchal, Madeira 9060-291, Portugal
+351 291 224 007
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
Rua Santa Maria 169 | Madeira Restaurants, Funchal, Madeira 9060-291, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were promised the best food in Funchal by the guy outside and we wanted an outside table which he promised for ten minutes later. We called back 10 minutes later to be put in the restaurant which was very hot but we were looking...More

Thank martinpeet
Duarte G, Proprietário at Arsenio's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your time to write you amazing opinion, I am "the guy" that took your order with no pad. We recommended to wait inside and as soon we had a table available outside we will warn you, and we did and yot husband...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at different restaurants in Funchal during our 6 days in the city. The food at Arsenios was the best.

Thank Jane V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It been visiting Arsenio's for about 15 years. Originally when I lived on the island and more latterly as a tourist on my return. Choice of fish, all barbecued, is extensive and always well prepared. However that's incidental. You go to Arsenio's for the fado....More

Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You get a little bit of everything at Arsenio's. Outdoor dining with the vibe of old-town. Fado music. Food grilled out in the open for viewing. Good service. Great seafood. Excellent estrapada meats. Would have given a five had it not been for the oversell...More

Thank Jon C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Food was good and service excellent. Catered for vegetarians and nice setting. Tofu kebab was nice as was the traditional garlic bread.

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Restaurant recommended to us for its Fado music. Visited twice during our short stay. Not disappointed on either evening. Only had starters & wine first time as not hungry. Staff were amazing recommending where we should visit in Madeira. Returned 2 nights later - staff...More

Thank 15Tina
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We visited Arsenio's 2 years ago and we went back again this year, twice! It is without doubt one of the best seafood restaurants I have ever been to. Not only is the fish really fresh but they cook it exactly as you want it,...More

Thank Ian g
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Very good octopus, local fish with banana is nothing special. Noisy enviroment with cars passing by. Smelly outside grill.

Thank Tomcer
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant a few nights ago although my steak was quite nice my fiancee's fish, which was recommended by the waiter, was not presented well, very bland and over cooked the management agreed to take it off the bill, must have been the chefs...More

Thank John B
Duarte G, Gerente de relações públicas at Arsenio's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for your visit. As we spoke in that day, we are very sorry and we hope that you can return so that we can prove way we are considered an Icon in the restaurant business in Funchal

Reviewed 20 May 2017

Food is fine, similar to most other restaurants in the same old town, but there is live Fado music every evening. Worth going once.

Thank wibster2000
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Bastiaan V
29 January 2016|
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Response from Duarte G | Property representative |
Thank You for your contact. You can send us your pictures to goncalves.duarte gmail com We will deliver to Madame Irene Aveiro. Hopping to see you in your next trip to sunny Madeira Island. Kind Regards, Duarte Goncalves
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22 January 2015|
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Response from Duarte G | Property representative |
Hello, Well, we would recommend that you call us in December to book a table and to know our special menu. Best Regards, Duarte Goncalves Arsenio's Restaurant Madeira Islands
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$47
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Santa Maria 169 | Madeira Restaurants, Funchal, Madeira 9060-291, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 224 007
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Since 1981 serving and spreading typical Portuguese Cuisine in Funchal's Old town. We are specialized in charcoal wood grills with local fish and meat. Live Portuguese Fado Music every night from 19:30h until 23:30h
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