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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 today via mobile

This is a relaxed friendly restaurant. We had fillet steaks which were cooked perfectly. Great staff who are friendly and helpful. It’s busy so book ahead. We’ve been before and would definitely return

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fabulous steaks Choice was great, never had such thick steaks. I had the ribeye was delicious my husband had the equivalent to the T. Bone. Was also delicious. Fries and jacket potatoes to die for. Great atmosphere. Very friendly helpful staff.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have visited La Vaca Negra twice during our holiday, after visiting in 2019 and making a note to go back! Both myself and my partner plus our 2yr old daughter were made to feel so welcome on both visits this time around. Nothing was...too much trouble, the staff were all absolutely brilliant, really kind and friendly to both us and our little girl and the steaks are top quality, easily up there with some top-rated steak restaurants around the world we have been to. They kindly reserved us a fantastic Tomahawk steak to share for Father’s Day dinner which was cooked (medium-rare) to perfection and absolutely delicious. Do yourself a favour, book a table at La Vaca Negra… you will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a great dinner at La vaca negra, great food from starters to dessert. Everyone is welcoming and friendly. Would definitely recommend when in Funchal.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The meat is very good and the staff is very friendly and attentive . We had a great time at la vaca negra. If you want to be sure to eat there, don’t forget to book a table !

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the best serving of steak I have had since 1976 in Mobile, Alabama, USA. The dining reminded me of my time frequenting steak houses during my time in the Southern States of the USA, where steak is taken very seriously indeed. My wife's...was the sirloin and mine was the T-bone. They were prepared and cooked to perfection and to order. Those who may complain about the cost have to realise that the thickness and size of the steak are bigger that those experienced in the UK. The waiters (and the chef) were attentive, good humoured and respectful. The environment was unassuming, simple, clean, well appointed and all the cooking was in view, together with the smell of steak cooking. It is a must for carnivores on holiday. You won't forget it I assure you.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only the best steak in Funchal, but the best steak ever! We were lucky to find this restaurant the first time we went to Funchal and we will return every time we stay there. We love it that much, that two visits are a...must every time me go on holiday. The steak is amazing in quality, quantity and price...need I say more?! If you haven't already enjoyed a meal here, you have to make it a must next time. You won't be disappointed!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and a very kind staff! Highly recommmend it! Went there with my big family and they were quick with finding us all seats.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just cant get enough of this place, it really is my favorite restaurant to visit. Food is amazing, atmosphere is always great, just a great night and a must visit when on the island.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited La Vaca Negra for the 2nd time on our holiday and we have been here on previous years, by far the best Steak in Funchal and the service is always friendly and relaxing, no heirs and graces, just great food and service. The...Ribeye is the best I have had anywhere! Can’t wait to go again. PaulMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Response from Brenda M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are chicken dishes on the menu.
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26 November 2019|
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Response from IAINY825 | Reviewed this property |
Approx 2.6km (10 mins by car)
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Ragbir S
4 April 2018|
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Response from 691paulineg | Reviewed this property |
15 minutes gentle walk with an uphill finish Downhill on way back You can take a taxi
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Vaca Negra

Yes, La Vaca Negra offers takeaway services.

Yes, La Vaca Negra is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

La Vaca Negra is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5