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Ca Te Espero

Rua Casa Branca 40, Funchal, Madeira 9000-113, Portugal
+351 291 765 096
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork” (17 reviews)
“orange cake” (4 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rua Casa Branca 40, Funchal, Madeira 9000-113, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Called in here for dinner, the restaurant was fairly quiet but there appeared to be both visitors and locals dining

1  Thank farmergeorge21
Reviewed 11 February 2018

A very nice local restaurant with good food, try their - espetada. Very friendly staff and reasonabled priced. Well worth a visit

Thank Egil H
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

We always include this restaurant on our itinerary and went twice this time. The espetadas are the signature dish and always selected. The staff are friendly and the surroundings congenial.

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Had a nice meal with good sized portions. Typical Madeiran food. Fairly small selection of food but tasty and service was good. The waiters try hard to please and it was a nice atmosphere. We only had room for one course but thought it was...More

Thank floLincoln
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Again good food,good service and low price. Go and vist there. Espetada meat is real good. Wine, food and dessert 50€.

Thank Markku21
Patrick_De_Smedt, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Ca Te Espero, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

thank you very much for your lovely comment. You will be always welcome. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Having been here several times on previous visits to Madeira we were looking forward to visiting again. The food was just average. I don't think we will return. It is such a pity as this was our main restaurant in Funchal on our last trip.More

Thank cardi01
Patrick_De_Smedt, Guest Relations Manager at Ca Te Espero, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Thank you for your comment. that week we had a problem with our cook. He was ill and we had to search for an alternative. He was not the man we expected. But we had to go with him. We are realy sorry that you...More

Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

This is fantastic welcoming restaurant with a charming raised open terrace that has live music on Wednesdays and Fridays. The food is great and fantastic value, the espatadas were quite an event suspended on a giant skewer from a metal pole bolted to the table...More

Thank Bigglestraveller
Patrick_De_Smedt, Guest Relations Manager at Ca Te Espero, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Thank you very much for your lovely comment. We are very pleased that you liked our "espetada" (meat skeewer). One of the things that makes our espetada so good is the fact that we still make it on the traditional way: wooden fire and not...More

Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

The surroundings are nice, even if the view is a street. The staff could not have been more helpful. The food was good and the prices were very reasonable. Now for the tips. Sit inside to avoid smokers, as unlike the UK smoking is allowed...More

Thank AnneandArk
Patrick_De_Smedt, Guest Relations Manager at Ca Te Espero, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

thank you for your lovely comment and tips. Indeed , if you are a non smoker and there is a lot of people outside then it can be good idea to sit inside, however outside is always a very little breeze. The main item has...More

Reviewed 15 November 2017

Ate here 4 times during a recent visit to Funchal. The meals were consistently well prepared and featured fish , pork and beef entrees. Wait staff were friendly and attentive (especially Jack). There is a good wine list and yes, they serve poncho. Location is...More

1  Thank JK65Toronto_Canada
Patrick_De_Smedt, Guest Relations Manager at Ca Te Espero, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thank you very much for your embrasing comment. Indeed we are very well located for the surrounding hotels. In December is the programation of the live music slightly different: in December live music on Fridays and saturdays. I will tell the staff that you were...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

This restaurant was located close to our hotel and we ate here twice during our stay in Madeira. The welcome from the superb staff was extra special. Look out for Jack, who goes that extra mile to ensure you feel extra special. The food was...More

3  Thank Fairlie
Patrick_De_Smedt, Guest Relations Manager at Ca Te Espero, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

thank you for your very nice comment. Indeed everything is daily fresh and not pre cooked but made at the moment so this means that you have to wait a little for your meal but like you said it is worth waiting. Once again thank...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Casa Branca 40, Funchal, Madeira 9000-113, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 765 096
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Ca te Espero is a typical restaurant with a long tradition. It has been known for its quality and for its cosy and homy atmosphere, since 1976.Our food quality is the result of the use of fresh ingredients in the preparation and cooking of our traditional recipes. We point out Bife de Atum com Milho Frito (Tuna fish Steak with fried Maize), Filete de Espada com Banana (Fried Scabbard fish with Banana), Pepper Steak and Pork Fillet Ca te Espero Style.We will be very pleased to welcome you!
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