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“Fabulous Food and Service”
Review of La Ao Fundo

La Ao Fundo
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Ranked #21 of 670 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: African, Indian, Portuguese, Contemporary, Fusion
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant three times whilst staying in the old town area of Funchal. The restaurant is nicely located in a narrow street of restaurants giving the area a lovely atmosphere. The service is welcoming and very efficient with members of staff having clear roles. A nice touch is returning customers being warmly welcomed back by name. My wife and I are not big eaters so missed out on the starters but did enjoy the fresh rolls and dippings. We both had a mixture of meat and fish main courses over the visits and both types were beautifully presented and a delight to the taste buds. My wife's favourite was the pork fillet in coconut milk and mine the prawns (langoustines) on wild rice. Amazing!! On our last night I had creme brulee which I have eaten all over the world and this was the best. Another nice touch was the sugar was caramelized by blow touch at the table. This is one restaurant I would highly recommend but I would strongly advise booking to avoid disappointment.

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Jaimecotacruz, Gerente geral at La Ao Fundo, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017
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Muito obrigado pela sua visita , foi com muito prazer que o servimos

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We found this late lunchtime and we decided to try, had the steak on the stone which was wonderful, followed by cheesecake washed down with a great bottle of rose. The staff were friendly and very helpful. Would return again, recommend it highly.

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Jaimecotacruz, Gerente geral at La Ao Fundo, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017
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Muito obrigado pela sua avaliação

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

This was indeed a very well laid out restaurant, white table cloths, silver service. I had the Mozambique chicken curry which was delicious as was all the food. Would've been nice to have been able to buy a half bottle of wine, we're not huge drinkers, but nevertheless we persevered and drank the whole bottle. My only adverse comment would be the "grumpy" maitre'd, we hadn't booked, seems like that is the best thing to do, we were asked " did you book?" we answered no, the reply " huh well sit there then", not the most inviting way to start the evening, I have to say there were quite a few empty tables at the time.

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Jaimecotacruz, Gerente geral at La Ao Fundo, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017
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Muito obrigado pela sua visita ,

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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We found this through trip advisor reviews and it did not disappoint, in fact it surpassed expectations. I'd recommend booking but we were lucky enough to get a table without a reservation.
The staff were wonderful, attentive, always on hand to pour the wine etc. They were fantastic.
Food wise, oh my! It's not often that I would revisit a restaurant on a holiday but I will be gutted if I do not get to eat here again, there were so many dishes I wanted to try.
As a group of 6 we managed to get through a good selection of dishes. We had the tuna from the daily specials and it blew our taste buds. Such a large portion perfectly cooked. I had octopus with chick pea purée, goodness me. It was perfect! Another person had the pork and it was melt in the mouth perfection. Another had the lamb shank, the meat fell off the bone.
Value wise it was incredible. In all I've not got a bad word to say about this restaurant, will I eat there again... I absolutely hope so!

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Jaimecotacruz, Gerente geral at La Ao Fundo, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017
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Foi com muito prazer que o servimos , é um orgulho para nós ter gostado ,

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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This place was busy every time we passed so we booked for our last nights stay and we had a fantastic meal. As with other reviewers we tried the Brie and poached pear starter followed by their Mozambique prawn curry all washed down with a really good bottle of wine. Definitely one of the highlights of our stay, always nice when the owner stops by for a friendly chat and asks if we are happy with his food. €65 for three courses, good wine and bread/water etc for two people was great value.

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Jaimecotacruz, Gerente geral at La Ao Fundo, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017
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Muito obrigado pela sua avaliação

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