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Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just the best place for steak. Excellent service, knowledgeable staff and steak cooked to perfection, so tender you could cut it with a spoon. Chimichurri sauce is one to try with caution

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a sensational meal here. Service was great and food was out of this world. Best steak we have had in forever. Go here. You won’t regret it. Book ahead.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Managed to get in without a reservation but got the impression that we were lucky. Food was excellent, waiters friendly, professional - all round excellent place to go - highly recommend!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice in the evenings and it was fantastic. The food is exceptional and the staff are super friendly. The steaks are so tasty and tender, best steak we’ve ever had. The place has a lovely vibe and is always very busy, we...sat inside and out but preferred to sit inside. You must come here if you’re a steak lover.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Top notch. Great choice of steaks to choose from and cooked to perfection over the coals as requested. Good choice of wine to go with your steak and prices are very reasonable. Ambience is wonderful with great, friendly staff and lots of locals who are...happy to chat with us tourists!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had tried to book for the night before but was told it was full so I asked if I could get a table the next day and was advised yes but it would be on the terrace. When we got there at 7 the...inside was already packed and all the terrace tables had reserved signs on so don't hesitate to book as early as possible. The charming and obliging team running it were making every effort to accommodate walk ups but you really wouldn't want to have to spend too long waiting and watching these steaks go by. They were simply superb, cooked medium rare to perfection and full of smoky juicy meaty flavour. I can't wait to go back. the service too was outstanding by 2 or 3 guys and an owner who are really good at what they do and love doing it. Five stars isn't enough.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I give this rating based on the total customer experience. The filet was 9 out of 10. Excellent meet quality. Coocked to perfection in terms of desired medium rare. But it eas so littse on fire that the colour was light brown and lack of...the smoke flavour. All the focus in in the meat in this restaurant so all the rest of the food was 7 out of ten. Despite the small size of the restaurant, had to wait for one hour to get the food. And waiting prior to ordering and after asking for the bill. You’re kind of forgotten throughout the visit. The steak was huge and it tasted awesome!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sooooo good. The food here is exceptional, the service is great, top that off with a. Relaxed but lively atmosphere and it's the best restaurant in Madeira. Must visit for anyone visiting Madeira.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience for 4. Cost €166.70 2 frango pastry pies €6.20 3 t bones €93 1 filet steak €27.50 2 vintage d mouro €34 2 bottles water €6 Argentina restaurant - authentic & service very good. Recommend if you like steaks - especially Fillet and...t boneMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 17 January 2024

We have been coming to La Vaca Negro since it opened. Each time we are in Madeira (at least once a year) we go to have a wonderful steak. The team has grown and they are all friendly and helpful. It is very popular so...ensure you book. The steaks are fantasticMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

Always been a favourite and been twice this visit to Madeira and both times been exceptional. The whole experience from the fantastic (huge!) steaks cooked to perfection to the excellent wines and all the amazing team that work here that makes it a fun and...happy environment. Going to eat here on our last night as it’s simply the best and we want to leave on a high. Introduced our friends to it this year and they loved it too.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 6 January 2024 via mobile

Visited La Vaca Negra every time we have visited Madeira. This is easily my favourite restaurant on the island. If you are a lover of steak this place rarely has empty tables so book in advance! You won’t be disappointed.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024 via mobile

Great food and very friendly service. Clearly the place to go for meat and steak lovers. Nice meat with sauces and yummy empanadas.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

Amazing. We both had rib eye steak each and it was massive. I had a baked potato with it and a side salad. If I didn't have the empanada to start, I may have had room for dessert. The staff are amazing, just really nice...and friendly and made for an enjoyable evening. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

They had a good selection of steaks, they also had pastry starters which were very good. We had the filet steaks and they were out of this world, so tasty. The staff were amazing too, very attentive.

Date of visit: December 2023
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La Vaca Negra is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
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  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5