Santa Cruz Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Santa Cruz

January 30, 2018 Cedrick Jardin

Discover the best restaurant in Santa Cruz, Portugal including Hibisco Restaurant, Boca de Panela, Bilheteira, Bom Jesus Restaurante, Restaurante Do Dia Pra Noite, Avo Micas Restaurant, Flor do Garajau, Gelati Machico, A Chama - Churrascaria, Praca Da Cerveja
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1. Hibisco Restaurant

Quinta Dr Americo Durao | Hotel Albatroz, Santa Cruz, Madeira 9100-104, Portugal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$243 - HK$659 +351 291 520 290
Excellent
75%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 46 reviews

Hibisco Restaurant

Our Restaurant and Bar both offer beautiful views over the blue Atlantic ocean. There is a Breakfast buffet as well as a comprehensive 'a la Carte' lunch and dinner. The cuisine served is predominantly Mediterranean and also includes some delicious local specialities. The wine menu emphasises the high quality of our world renowned Portuguese wines.

Reviewed By lyndac00per - Wokingham, United Kingdom

This restaurant is in the Hotel Albatroz and not far from Santa Cruz and the airport.
The meat is superb - veal or beef fillet of the highest quality.
Octopus carapaccio is wonderful.
See if they have the hot passion fruit souffle which is light and fluffy.

2. Boca de Panela

Foz da Ribeira da Boaventura, Santa Cruz, Madeira 9100-115, Portugal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Seafood Lunch, Dinner +351 291 600 267
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Boca de Panela

Reviewed By FreeSpiritAppleby - United Kingdom

Restaurant is in a nice setting - an elevated position overlooking the harbour, with large panoramic windows. Like many other establishments in the area it produces a lovely garlic bread. Unfortunately that's about everything good I can find to say.
Both my wife and I chose variations on the espada theme. In both dishes the fish was way overcooked. The vegetable accompaniment largely consisted of a variety is squash (not my favourite food I have to admit) which was swimming in butter - probably some attempt to impart a little flavour.
Upon leaving the restaurant we agreed that a score of 3 stars was probably appropriate. However, given that we both suffered from indigestion for the next 24 hours I cannot give it more than than two. Others seem to have had a better experience than us. But I'm afraid we will not be visiting again. We have had much better meals at the cafe right behind the church in the main square.

3. Bilheteira

Praca Doutor Joao Abel de Freitas 11, Santa Cruz, Madeira 9100-162, Portugal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night +351 291 522 124
Excellent
36%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 263 reviews

Bilheteira

Reviewed By fuzzytunbridgewells - tunbridge wells

We had a table outside under a huge umbrella which was useful as there was a rain shower. It was busy with a fun atmosphere with live music from a band in the Square. We had prompt friendly service. The food was very good and reasonably priced. The sizzling limpets were garlicky and very tasty. The local fish meal was perfect and the mixed grill was ok. We tried the Madeiran wine and at €15 was a bit pricey and not that smooth. Next time i will stick to the local beer. We enjoyed the evening.

4. Bom Jesus Restaurante

Rua Bom Jesus 1 | praça João Abel de Freitas, Santa Cruz, Madeira 9100-152, Portugal Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, Portuguese, European, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$39 - HK$118 +351 965 010 194
Excellent
29%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 108 reviews

Bom Jesus Restaurante

Restaurante de comida regional da Madeira, pequeno e acolhedor com boa localização junto à praça central da cidade, serve refeições durante todo o dia da 12 horas ás 24 horas e serviço de cafetaria e snacks, boa relação preço qualidade.

Reviewed By Anita H - Essex.England

Restaurant in small town quiet low key.Very Friendly old fashioned.Food Great. Good value for money.Obrigado pela sua avaliação, volte sempre

5. Restaurante Do Dia Pra Noite

Rua Praia n 14 15, Santa Cruz, Madeira 9100-167, Portugal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards International, Portuguese, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast HK$55 - HK$173 +351 291 634 319
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 118 reviews

Restaurante Do Dia Pra Noite

Reviewed By Calderglen - Glasgow Scotland

We took the bus from Funchal to Santa Cruz and stopped here for lunch. The Menu del Dia was fabulous value. We sat outside in the sun and I enjoyed 'redfish' with salad and chips and my husband had the same but with potatoes. It was a very large portion, tasty and well presented.A glass of very drinkable wine or beer or coffee was included in the price of €5.95. I think that it's only available on weekdays.

6. Avo Micas Restaurant

Sitio dos Casais Proximos | Santo da Serra, Santa Cruz, Madeira 9100-255, Portugal Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner HK$141 - HK$447 +351 291 550 500
Excellent
70%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Avo Micas Restaurant

In this restaurant, located in hotel PortoBay Serra Golf, you can appreciate the recipes of Madeira's cuisine, always with a rustic touch and traditional flavours. The products of Madeira are rich in freshness, genuine flavour and touches of exotic ingredients. Soups, meats and the most delicious fish from the Atlantic. .. Desserts like those our grandmothers used to make bring back memories from the past and well preserved traditions.

Reviewed By AdsC78

Dim the lighting and up the music a little. Currently it is that uncomfortably quiet posh place where the couple next to you are whispering but you can still hear their conversation.
Kir Royals, admittedly replaced willingly, were initially 60% cassis and so sweet my pancreas almost exploded.
Food was quite tasty but the pepper sauce on the beef was burninly salty. Didn't have the heart to send it back having already sent back the drinks.
This place could be amazing, but it needs a person in charge with higher standards to make sure that it is amazing rather than a little disappointing. The setting and the architecture is all there.

7. Flor do Garajau

Rua da Quinta,Canico 9125-072, Santa Cruz, Madeira, Portugal European, Portuguese, Cafe Breakfast +351 291 934 874
Excellent
58%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Flor do Garajau

Reviewed By FeedMe79 - London, United Kingdom

Visited Flor do Garajau a couple of times and can swear that they do the best Natas, crispy tart and a decadent custard filling that is firm yet creamy. The passion fruit cake I ordered was sweet but not sickening so and the sponge was light and fluffy. Delicious! I've noticed many locals walking in to buy bread or sitting in to have a coffee so I take that as a good indication to the standards to expect from this place.

8. Gelati Machico

Rua da Amargura | Ed. Alameda, Machico, Madeira 9200-085, Portugal Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe Drinks HK$47 +351 291 640 042
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 146 reviews

Gelati Machico

Reviewed By RichardBlakey - Heathfield, United Kingdom

Whistle stop tour of the bars before catching the roller coaster SAM bus back to Funchal.
Polite service , good English when my Portuguese failed me.
Massive single bola ICS cream cone for €1.95. Probably the best way to taste honey cake. About 15 flavours some yoghurt and sorbet included

9. A Chama - Churrascaria

Estrada Padre Alfredo Vieira de Freitas, Santa Cruz, Madeira 9100-064, Portugal Reservations, Waitstaff Barbecue, European, Portuguese Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +351 912 175 028
Excellent
68%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

A Chama - Churrascaria

Reviewed By Ndugu63 - Zurich, Switzerland

Family run restaurant that serves great meat dishes such as the well known espetada. Most guests are locals, the owner has lived in several countries and speaks several languages fluently (English, French, Swiss German :-)). Very good service, very good price for excellent meals!

10. Praca Da Cerveja

Rua Conego De Oliveira, 27, Santa Cruz, Madeira 9100, Portugal +351 969 005 188
Excellent
43%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Praca Da Cerveja

Reviewed By dixiepeach - Kansas City

We stopped for a quick bite to eat. The hamburger was adequate. It came with French fries which were very good. Burgers were 3€ each. The maracuja pin has made Pravda (rum and passion fruit drink) was very tasty! Service was average.

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