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Snack Bar Escadinha

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Rua Boa Viagem 15, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Just a lovely little unpretentious place that deserves all the accolades! Good value, friendly staff, good wholesome food, and nice outside seating on the main 'passageway' between the old market, and the busy restaurants of the old town. Give it a go!!

Thank MaryBarryJackson
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Came here for lunch on a recommendation from our taxi driver (Marco) and we were not disappointed. Local dishes beautifully cooked, huge portions so recommend order the half ration, you can always have more. Local fish was delicious as were the prawns in garlic and parsley. Staff were friendly and great place to watch the world go by.

Thank JWMW101
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Little snack bar tucked away Between the market and story Center Plenty of choice of snacks and fast service Well priced and many of the locals use it

Thank Arwel W
Augusta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

We stopped at this outdoor cafe in the sun to enjoy some lunch. The menu choices were many. We ate the scabbard fish fillet. It included fried banana, potato, rice and salad. It was very tasty and the serving size was generous. Local musicians entertained us with guitar and accordion music. We felt the price was reasonable.

Thank Beth C
Aston Clinton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Do not walk past this great little venue. Food is fantastic and service with a huge smile. The Prego, that's a steak sandwich, but oh so much more to the rest of us, is a meal to die for - enjoy!!

Thank NicFallan
Toronto, Canada
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340 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Don't let the term "snack bar" fool you. This is a full-fledged restaurant with fresh seafood, vegetables, local fare, and cold beers. Located just steps from the fish market, Escadinha is easy to get to, yet not on the exact same street where dozens of touristy places are. I had the tuna steaks. They (3 decent-sized portions) came with a... More 

Thank mbc421
Malaga, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

My mother and I were on a girlie holiday (my mum is 75) and we both love, home-cooked honest food at sensible prices. That is exactly what you get with a smile and quick, friendly service. I live in rural Andalucia, Spain and this restaurant reminds me of being at home! My mum owns a timeshare in Funchal and we... More 

Thank Sarah R
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2014

I went to Madeira for 10 days and I ate Breakfast (Espada Sandwich), and lunch (Prego, Espada fillets and chicken Soup)least 4/5 times in total. The place is amazing, great food, great prices and very tasty, I am Madeiran and have introduced friends to this restaurant that came on holidays and they all loved it, it really is a great... More 

Thank Tuga_Reviews
Church Stretton, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

For a great lunchtime experience, eat here, the food is not fancy but great ingredients cooked really well at affordable prices, this is no fine dining it's better! There are too many places in funchal presenting very mediocre food, in a very pretentious way and trying to charges inflated prices, this place is not one of these, it is a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

My husband and I were on a self-guided walking tour of Funchal on November 5 when we came across Escadinha. We went sat down at an inside table and ordered a meat filled pastry they had in the case, and two sodas. The total bill came to 4.50Euros. The staff was very friendly. They had free wifi and outdoor seating... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Portuguese, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Boa Viagem 15, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal

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