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Rua Nova Vale da Ajuda, Funchal, Madeira 9000-720, Portugal
+351 291 775 415
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
Rua Nova Vale da Ajuda, Funchal, Madeira 9000-720, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had read many reviews of how 'Rubis' was a must visit cafe/snack type of place to visit. Please just don't bother. Me and my good wife had omelette which came with chips and salad. Mushroom omelette was all mushroom and hardly any egg. Was a...More

1  Thank kevincousins66
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined at Rubi three times on our recent visit to Madeira.Been many times to the restaurant.It must be good as we stayed at the Cliff Bay & walked up every time.Gave the Michelin 2* restaurant a miss so we could dine here!! Thanks Carlos &...More

1  Thank RobMorton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based on reviews we (4 people) went there to try local traditional foods. We ordered scabbard fish (espetada), salmon and squid. Cheap eats sometimes can be very tricky, but honestly each dish was delicious, they literally had taste of fish, perfectly cooked and juicy. Men...More

Thank Inga R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there after tripadvisor reviews for a quick dinner, but was quite dissapointed. Snack bar atmosphere, prices simial as in funchal resto street for a worse quality. Plus there is a separate "tourist menu" with prices about 30% higher than those on the wall. Just...More

Thank Julija S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfair price policy towards tourists who pay quite a lot more , very noisy atmosphere, foodwise nothing special, my hamburger could well have been from McDonald's . When asking about the price difference they say it is normal but did not see it before on...More

Thank TomV3449
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a meal twice during our stay at the Pestana Promenade. This is a very nice small family run restaurant behind the Forum shopping centre. The owner is friendly and offers good advice on the menu whether it be the lunchtime specials or...More

Thank T M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten here twice druning our last visit to Funchal and the food is fresh prepared to order good value, too much on the plate for me I always end up leaving some thing and never have room for a sweet.

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 21 July 2018

We’d planned to visit Rudy’s after seeing the reviews on tripadvisor. The restaurant wasn’t too far from our hotel but was away from the main tourist area so it appeared to be cheaper to eat there. Unfortunately the restaurant was closed for several days over...More

Thank Amani10
Reviewed 21 July 2018

This is a firm favourite and went several times on my recent visit. Like most others say don't be put off by the cafe style. This is a great local place where the food is really fresh, tasty and good value. They do a great...More

3  Thank Michelle277
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We have been dining at Rubi's for many years now and have never been disappointed. The espada (scabbard fish) cooked in a white wine and garlic sauce (espada de vinho e alhos) is the best I have ever tasted. Don't expect a quick service as...More

1  Thank Helen M
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Nova Vale da Ajuda, Funchal, Madeira 9000-720, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 775 415
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