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US$17 - US$23
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European, Portuguese, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Ate here twice during a week holiday. Vegetarian food was so tasty and interesting and my husband enjoyed some meat dishes. Will return next time I visit. One of the best places we ate in Maderia.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Title says it all. The food was amazing, the atmosphere was great, the service was outstanding and it is a genuinely great spot to head to. Inventive, well thought out food at a reasonable price. Great use of local, seasonal food and some well priced...drinks served by the loveliest staff in Funchal. We shall definitely be back to try their famed octopus dish! P.S. Great work by Duarte!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent service and we really like the concept. Fresh produce and a changing menu with the seasons. As someone who isn’t the biggest fan of seafood or mushrooms I didn’t have much choice selection on the current menu but my husband thought the menu was...great. Food was cooked very well and the flavours good, but be aware portions are very large even on the starters. Steak main was also very large with a lot going on and thin purées which made it look quite messy to eat - think portions and presentation could be a bit more refined but the quality of the ingredients is there. Honey cake to finish was delicious.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is freshly prepared in an open kitchen. The staff is super nice and explained everything to us - you could choose between tapas-style, smaller dishes and main courses or a mix of both. Everyone can find something here. The food is absolutely delicious...and we will visit the restaurant again right away to try other dishes from the menu. Absolute recommendation!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Luis M, Owner at Restaurante Informal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Muito obrigado pela sua presença e comentário. É com muito orgulho que lemos o seu comentário pois trabalhamos todos os...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was probably one of the top restaurant experiences of my life. Wonderful, friendly and competent service, really creative menu and just excellent, excellent food. We ate here twice and would have come more times if our schedule had allowed it. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Luis M, Owner at Restaurante Informal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Muito obrigado pela sua presença e comentário. É para isto que trabalhamos todos os dias. Agradecemos muito o seu comentário...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all servise. They are selfconfidente and very polite. They know what they are doing. Starting from meniu, its not only bringing meniu, but explaining what it is about, what is best for sharing and for mains. They have really good vines (not local)....I am really surprised how this small restaurant works. It is full all the time, and without reservation you will be very very lucky if you get a table. We had two dinner here. Now about food. Everything is fresh, nice decorated and the most importontant food is deliciuos. Everything we tried was super tasty. Ravioli- perfect, not too soft and not too hard, if you like italian food you know what i mean. Octapus-omg! The portion is huge, octapus is so soft, best i ever tried. Salmon for starter is also very tasty, perfect balance between salt and sour. Large shrimps is very soft, musels in a source and squids are just perfect. We have a few bad restaurant choices in Funchal old town, but after we found Informal restaurant we very super happy.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Luis M, Owner at Restaurante Informal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Muito obrigado pela sua presença e comentário. O nosso objetivo passa por proporcionar algo de diferente a todos os nossos...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant twice during our 7 days Holidays. It was so amazing experience in all the ways. Service was so great and warm, it feels that you came to your friends for a dinner and they always want you to be happy. We...were really happy. Food was well prepared, tasty and served in nice plates. We were visited 4 restaurants in Madeira during our Holidays and Informal Restaurant was simply the best. Thank you for all your service, keep going in such the best way and see you next time.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Luis M, Owner at Restaurante Informal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Muito obrigado pela sua presença e comentário. O nosso objetivo passa por proporcionar algo de diferente a todos os nossos...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great experience in all ways! We ate octopus that was so soft and tasty. The atmosphere was relaxed, service was great and interior was nice. Absolutely 5/5. No wonder the place was full!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Luis M, Owner at Restaurante Informal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Muito obrigado pela sua presença e comentário. Trabalhamos todos os dias para conseguir satisfazer todos os nossos clientes, quando lemos...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were shown to a table by a very pleasant gentleman, he explained the menu in great detail and made some recommendations, experience so far so good but sadly this was as good as it got. Our starters arrived mushroom ravioli with very thick, badly...rolled pasta with very little filling and mussels that unfortunately chef had not bothered to check before service and our serving contained dead mussels. The pleasant waiter was apologetic and proceeded to serve our main courses - one of which was a well done rib eye steak again unfortuately it was still bleeding and was sent back. When the steak was brought back it was still not well done and staff tried to explain to us (seasoned diners) how steaks are cooked and served this way. I am sorry but if I order a well done steak I expect it cooked this way.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Luis M, Owner at Restaurante Informal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Muito obrigado pela sua presença e comentário. Todos os comentários são-nos muito importantes. Os positivos, ou os menos positivos... Aprendemos...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came across this little restaurant by chance walking along one of Funchal’s lanes. The staff were very welcoming and we got the impression of a team really enjoying the food they prepare. It’s fun to watch them at work from the inside tables. The...menu was very creative and the octopus with black lentils a stand out. My wife was delighted that the same creativity was applied to the vegetarian options. Sadly the roasted cauliflower main had run out but they made a sweetcorn and minted pea risotto specially for her. A really enjoyable evening and excellent value. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Luis M, Owner at Restaurante Informal, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Muito obrigado pela sua visita e comentário. Somos pessoas apaixonadas pelo que fazemos ea motivação e força parte dos comentários...More

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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5