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Restaurant Vila do Peixe

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Rua Doutor Joao Abel de Freitas N0 30A, Camara De Lobos, Madeira 9300-048, Portugal
+351 291 099 909
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12:00 - 22:30
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Warsaw, Poland
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298 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great fish, appetizers, excellent waiters and nice wine; if You add nice view, this sums to great recipe for lunch or dinner; we've really enjoyed the place and time here

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Lisbon, Portugal
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like good and fresh fish and seafood you must try this restaurante. Good service, good food and an extraordinary " cassata"( frozen dessert". Good service!

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Thank Jose T
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed this trip as much as any of our previous visits. The price is more than a casual meal but it is great to be able to select your own meal from the counter and the staff were very helpful in recommending the best fish based on your preferences. There are also meat and vegetarian options if fish is... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Overlooking the harbour in Camara de Lobos this restaurant will pick you up from your Funchal hotel or villa for free. Super fish, great staff. Pricier than some but good for a splurge.

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Buckinghamshire
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132 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is just a few kilometres outside Funchal. But they do provide a pick-up and return service. The menu is not that extensive. Basically you choose you fish from the counter, and they cook it for you. The fish was super fresh, and nicely cooked. If you can get a table by the window there are great views over... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant has a nice view of the village, but on our visit lacked any atmosphere due to lack of customers. The fish choices were good and your portion size can be selected at the counter. My meal was just average for the price, unfortunately it probably will not be a second visit.

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2Rodrigues, Gerente geral at Restaurant Vila do Peixe, responded to this review

Dear Client, I'm sorry you did not have a good experience in our restaurant. We are known for the freshness of the fish and its confection, of course we can not please everyone, which is very sad for us, however the island of Madeira has many restaurants that will surely satisfy your taste. Thank you very much. I hope to... More 

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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We (4) had a great meal. The venue is generally to pick out the fish you want for dinner from a selection that is on display near the kitchen and you pay by the weight. Our waiter suggested 3 different fish which was grilled very nicely and then split between the four of us. A couple of sides (the sweet... More 

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Thank Dave H
2Rodrigues, Gerente geral at Restaurant Vila do Peixe, responded to this review

Dear Sir Madam, My team and I were really pleased to know that you had a wonderful time with us. Thank you so much for your lovely comment left here. I hope to see you in the future. Best regards, Vila Do Peixe / Vila Da Carne More 

Galati, Romania
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The restaurant has a great view on the ocean. The service is perfect and the food is a bless if you love fish dishes!

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Thank Monica D
2Rodrigues, Gerente geral at Restaurant Vila do Peixe, responded to this review

Dear customer, it was with great pleasure that my team and i acknowledge that you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you very much for your kind comment left here, and more important your visit to our restaurant. Hope to see you again. Best regards Vila Do Peixe / Vila Da Carne More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Excellent service and great choice of fresh fish. My husband being a committed meat eater had steak on a stone. A huge piece of steak came on a hot stone and you cook it yourself according to how you like it. He said it was one of the best he'd had.

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2Rodrigues, Gerente geral at Restaurant Vila do Peixe, responded to this review

Dear Sir Madam, My team and I were really pleased to know that you had a wonderful time with us. Thank you so much for your lovely comment left here. I hope to see you in the future. Best regards, Vila Do Peixe / Vila da Carne More 

North Bay, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch while on taxi tour. Incredible view and delicious good. Enjoyed a chicken espetada with wine. Worth the visit. A little pricey but only order one side between 2. Generous portions.

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2Rodrigues, Gerente geral at Restaurant Vila do Peixe, responded to this review

Dear Sir Madam, My team and I were really pleased to know that you had a wonderful time with us. Thank you so much for your lovely comment left here. I hope to see you in the future. Best regards, Vila Do Peixe / Vila Da Carne More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 28
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Doutor Joao Abel de Freitas N0 30A, Camara De Lobos, Madeira 9300-048, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Camara De Lobos
  • Phone Number: +351 291 099 909
Description
Located in the heart of of Câmara de Lobos, the Vila do Peixe and Vila da Carne Restaurants overlook this picturesque fishing village and the most photographed bay in Madeira. Their modern warehouse design, using large glass panes to make the most of the spectacular views, makes them both welcoming and informal. Both offer an interior (with sliding glass panels to provide a real alfresco feeling for those balmy Madeiran days and nights), and an exterior terrace with large sun umbrellas, and customers are always able to choose their preferred ambiance. The Vila do Peixe reflects the best traditions of grilling the day's catch by the sea. Using only the freshest of fish, it is prepared in the simplest form (with rock salt and a little olive oil), and grilled over the open fire embers, with a finishing touch of infused olive oil (the house secret recipe). In addition, the Restaurant presents a restricted number of house specialties, such as shellfish rice, octopus rice, fish rice, rich bouillabaisse, a selection of Cataplanas and other Madeiran dishes. The Vila da Carne continues the tradition of the Madeira Espetada, using specially selected meat. Additionally, it offers, amongst others, pork ribs, pork on the skewer, chicken on the skewer, chicken piri-piri, Brasilian beef picanha with selected sauces and delicious sirloin and rump steaks, all grilled over the open fire embers. The restaurant also has a menu of Selected Meats that includes Iberian Pork and Lamb, a few house specialties (including Surf&Turf) and the renowned steak on the stone. Desserts are all homemade and traditional. Both esplanades are a wonderful place to enjoy an aperitif, and to taste the traditional village Ponchas, in what is, after all, a balcony over Câmara de Lobos CAPACITIES Vila do Peixe Vila da Carne Restaurant (interior): 180 people 150 people Terrace (exterior): 70 people 50 people Total capacity (interior & exterior): 250 people 200 people Welcome Drinks or Open Bars may be served in both esplanades.

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