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US$18 - US$23
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European, Portuguese, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow. Just wow. Booked by a friend who we met whilst on holiday in Madeira. Didn’t know what to expect. Seated outdoors where we could see into the kitchen and this place is an absolute must visit on any trip to Funchal. Absolutely brilliant food,...combined with attentive friendly service and all paired with the recommended Portuguese wine. Will definitely revisit if we are ever back in Madeira. Would recommend to anyone!More

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

Superb dining experience. Due to no seats outside we were seated inside and wow. Four tables facing the open kitchen where the three chefs worked together delivering high quality meals. The three guys front of house were just as efficient ensuring the meals and drinks...were all served on time and as requested. I could go on but for a first class dining experience it is a must visit. Whatever you do you MUST order the Dutch Babies as a dessert.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Luis M, Owner at Restaurante Informal, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago
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Muito obrigado pela sua presença e comentário, trabalhamos todos os dias para conseguir satisfazer todos os nossos clientes e quando...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the touristy part of the old town of Funchal this was a lucky find. Very authentic, a lunch time they only do a set menu which was very cheap and the food was delish - I had a lovely bit of bream with risotto...and my wife had a vegetarian stir fry. Service was great.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Luis M, Owner at Restaurante Informal, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago
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Muito obrigado pela sua presença e comentário, trabalhamos todos os dias para conseguir satisfazer todos os nossos clientes e quando...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing! I visited this place two years ago for the first time. Still today they deliver food of incredible quality, taste and inspiration. Local ingredients and flavours served with friendliness and professional manner. TodayI enjoyed bonito tartar (Not to be missed!!!!), calamares and octopus. Everything...was fresh, full of flavour and respecting the ingredients. Despite octopus being slightly overcooked I enjoyed every bite. Service was friendly and professional. I enjoyed the tranquil alley the restaurant is located in and would go back anytime. A gem in Funchal, a must for every foodie. Moderate pricing, amazing value.More

Date of visit: September 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. Acertou plenamente nos nossos objetivos, proporcionar algo de diferente a todos os nossos...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so lucky last night as the waiter removed a reserved marker from the table literally as we walked past. We started with the homemade ravioli which we shared. My husband said that we should have had one each. The ravioli was amazing, beautifully...presented and each mouthful was delicious. For our mains I had prawns with risotto, outstanding. My husband had steak, again beyond lovely. We both had desserts, again outstanding. All the food was presented really well and we weren’t hassled by the waiters, they were present but not too present. Excellent value for money too. We have booked to go again next Monday.More

Date of visit: September 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 visita e comentário. Trabalhamos todos os dias para que todos os nossos clientes desfrutem e tenham...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We usually eat out using the Michelin guide, as the you know the style of food that you are going to receive. This restaurant in not yet on there but I am sure it will be in time, we spotted it by walking past and...it looked like a restaurant that needed to be tried. We visited here twice, the first time they couldn’t find our booking but then managed too, so that was a relief, the only negative I have about this restaurant is whilst dining here, they did seem to pick and choose who they wanted to dine here, as some people without bookings were turned away whilst others got in. A little strange we thought. But now to the main point, the food…… The food here was of very good quality and presented to a high standard. The flavours worked very well together and the produce tasted fresh. Unlike other restaurants of this standard the portions were large. We ate the Ravioli to start which was prepared freshly on the day, we also had the ribs. We followed this with prawns for our main, along with a veal chop, both of which were cooked and served to our liking. We then had two desserts also. All in all this was a really good restaurant with good portion sizes and flavours that worked well together. On our second visit we had a 3 course set lunch with water and this was fantastic value at only 12 euros each.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Luis M, Owner at Restaurante Informal, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here on our last evening in Madeira and I wish we'd discovered this place sooner. Having struggled to find a good place to eat without a reservation, we luckily managed to get a table in Informal (I get the impression booking is...usually necessary) and were served by the friendly staff. To drink we had a lovely sparkling sangria and then for starters we ate mushroom ravioli and barbequed chicken. The ravioli was delicious and I think changes daily. I didn't try the chicken but my husband said it was also very tasty. For our mains I had the halloumi burger and it was fantastic. I can't recall what my husband had but I remember he enjoyed it. If we'd have been staying longer we would definitely have returned here, it was hands down the best meal we had in Madeira.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Luis M, Owner at Restaurante Informal, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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Muito obrigado pela sua presença e comentário. É para isto que trabalhamos todos os dias e estes comentários fazem-nos sentir...More

Reviewed 21 August 2021

Just perfect! And around the corner:). Excellent and fresh food! Dont forget to reserve in advance:).More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Luis M, Owner at Restaurante Informal, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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Muito obrigado pela sua visita e comentário. É super motivador ler comentários como o seu. Mais uma vez muito obrigado...More

Reviewed 18 August 2021

Absolutely incredible. We shared five small dishes between two and it was just perfect. The staff were amazing, the food was out of this world and so reasonably priced. Wish we’d found it sooner so we could visit more! We loved sitting inside and watching...the talented chefs cook. Delicious, well presented, fresh, local food in a lovely setting.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Luis M, Owner at Restaurante Informal, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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Muito obrigado pela sua presença e comentário. Trabalhamos todos os dias para satisfazer e proporcionar diferentes experiências a todos os...More

Reviewed 18 August 2021 via mobile

This is such an amazing find. Firstly the food is fantastic, from the king prawns and calamari we had for starters to the plethora of varied and delicious mains. As a family of four we shared to starters and then each had a main meal:...parrot fish with tomato risotto, chicken wraps, tuna and haloumi burger. All of the dishes were so good and looked mitcholin star. Such a talented team of chefs. I had the fresh lemonade which was also perfect. The atmosphere is really lovely inside. We will definitely be coming back to try the other dishes. A hidden gem.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Luis M, Owner at Restaurante Informal, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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Muito obrigado pela sua presença e comentário. Trabalhamos todos os dias para satisfazer e proporcionar diferentes experiencias a todos os...More

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5