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A Bica

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17 Rua Do Hospital, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
07:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was filled with locals, which is always a good sign. We got a table for 3 immediately nevertheless. Daily specials were only in Portuguese in the menu, but were explained well by the staff. Food arrived very quickly. It was also very good, and excellent value for the money.

Thank Tomi K
Funchal, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant placed near the market hall. Service was perfect. Fish was delicious. Really worth to visit again!

Thank annge2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe good value for money but, personally, we would have liked some a little more sophisticated food. Osso bucco was the dish of the day and looking at the number of workers coming here for their lunch, it certainly looked tasty and the portions of vegetables looked generous. Unfortunately, we were not told about the dish of the day and... More 

Thank Albatros747
Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Opposite the western side of the market and down a flight of steps. Many staff here to help. Dish of the day good value and enough on the plate to satisfy. Some interesting local dishes and drinks to try. Popular with the local clientele but tourists made welcome by the multilingual staff. Do not miss.

1 Thank Stephen B
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came for five days found this wonderful restaurant first night had to come back absolutely beautiful food. Hard to find a restaurant were five people love the meal and all want to go back. 10/10.pepper steak fantastic

1 Thank micktheturk_12
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to try an affordable, local food! Staff were very friendly! Food was delicious I had fish with banana (recommended by our local guide in one of the trips). Highly recommended 🙂

2 Thank Joanna B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Restaurant is definitely worth of going. The food was really good. Only thing to complain was a little too much noise.

Thank Veke H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I visited this place after reading the reviews. As a woman travelling alone, it was really nice to be made to feel so welcome. The atmosphere was lovely, and the staff were super friendly. The food was really fresh and couldn't have been better. It's not haute cuisine, but it's great value for money and I really enjoyed the experience.

1 Thank curlybedhead
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The restaurant was constantly full during the evening we were there, as a table became available it was quickly taken. It was Very lively the night we were there as there were 2 large groups (tables with 20 people), but this made for a very lively atmosphere and it did not affect the service of the other tables at all.... More 

Thank Jongleurgirl
Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Three of us visited and we're made very welcome Aperitifs of madeira followed by excellent garlic bread local white wine a casa. Mains were tuna, fish skewers (all excellent) and tuna salad ( very sadly made with tinned tuna) Vegetables included baby marrows nice. Service attentive and quick Cost c €43 so very cheap.

Thank Michael2210

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Rua Do Hospital, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: 291-221-346

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