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Vila Alencastre

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ER 111 Campo de Baixo, Porto Santo Island 9400, Portugal
+351 291 985 072
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Canico, Portugal
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

One of the best restaurants in Porto Santo; very charming and with the best quality of food on the island. Please don't forget to go in !

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Thank hmfreitas
Brackley, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Nice quiet setting, with very good service that is family friendly. The seafood is locally caught and is excellent, especially the Octopus. The desserts such as the passionfruit cheescake and the fig tart are also very good.

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1 Thank Chiara M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

We ate here during our stay at the Pestana. It is a lovely setting in a traditional courtyard. We had the local bread for starters and beef skewers for main course. The food was amazing and the staff very friendly.

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2 Thank Gingerbread_10
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

After giving up on Pestana Porto Santos food on the last night we went into town. Since it was Sunday all the restaurants were either closed or cafe like. We went to one place that was open but it hadn't got anything we wanted. Not even coke! Since all the taxis were gone we had to walk back to the... More 

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2 Thank plumpuddingtart
Florence, Italy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

The place is very nice, with a verdant space in terrace, kind and attentive service and the food is very well cooked: bodiao fish, espetada, grilled meat... Everything is excellent. We have gone to this restaurant several times and it is always so good.

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1 Thank Trapani L
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

The food was fine and the service was great. The only point that was not so good is that there were no Internet so I was unable to chat.Never mind the music were great so I wasnt boring at all there .

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1 Thank Wuppertal-Advisor
Bangkok, Thailand
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

Porto Santo is not exactly a gourmet's paradise and if you are looking for haute cuisine then you won't find it here, but there are a number of restaurants serving good honest provincial cooking of which this is one of the better ones. Have dined here since it opened about six years ago and have always enjoyed my meals .... More 

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3 Thank Andrew B
Camberley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

Great food, friendly staff, quaint location. You could almost walk past the entrance and not know you were missing a little gem.

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London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

This, I feel was the nicest of all the restaurants I visited whilst there. Back from the main road and through a serious of garden, steps and then courtyard, this restaurant was surrounded by Bourgainvillea and flowers of every type, extremely pretty surroundings and with a lady that couldn't do enough for everyone. Delightful restaurant and I would go again.

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1 Thank Wonderful270
Estoril, Portugal
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

A very nice location, inside a garden, with indoor and outdoor tables ( my favorites). Good food and effective service. Fast and kind.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$31
Cuisine
European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ER 111 Campo de Baixo, Porto Santo Island 9400, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Porto Santo Island
  • Phone Number: +351 291 985 072

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