Where to eat European food in Santa Cruz: The Best Restaurants and Bars

November 10, 2019 Rebbecca Marino

Reviews on European food in Santa Cruz, Madeira Islands, Portugal including So Far Bistro & Steakhouse, Armazem do Sal, Adega Moniz, Restaurante Do Dia Pra Noite, Taberna Do Petisco, Bilheteira, Restaurante "O Professor", Bom Jesus Restaurante, Restaurante Lily's, Hibiscus Restaurant
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10. Hibiscus Restaurant

Quinta Drive Americo Durao Hotel Albatroz Madeira, Santa Cruz, Madeira 9100-187 Portugal Mediterranean, European, Soups Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch Reservations, Outdoor Seating, 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, Cash Only, Free [email protected] +351 291 520 290 http://www.albatrozhotel.com/our-facilities.html
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4 based on 55 reviews

Hibiscus 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

Reviewed By lyndac00per

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.

9. Restaurante Lily's

Estrada D. Manuel I, 170 Caramanchao, Machico, Madeira 9200-143 Portugal Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups, International Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +351 291 964 014 http://www.restaurantelilys.com
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4 based on 811 reviews

Restaurante Lily's

we are on the way to Portela after the church, of Caramanchao on a bend on the right hand side on the way up, a pink buildind, and we also have car spaces under the building, please find us,we thank you.We are closed on Mondays, please make us a visit fro

Reviewed By NickR391

We had heard about Lilly’s from a previous trip but had been unable to fit it into our itinerary! Big mistake!!!The restaurant is extremely relaxing very flexible and the food is outstanding! Do try the pre meal madeira wine - dry - it is a delight. We had the calamari, octopus for starters and the filet with mushrooms and RV for mains. Each were superb and the Alvarihno wine with it made our day! Thank you veru much for the comment, we are really pleased for your presence, customers are the reason for our door to be open, see you again, Thank you from all Lily´s team

8. Bom Jesus Restaurante

Rua Bom Jesus 1 praça João Abel de Freitas, Santa Cruz, Madeira 9100-152 Portugal Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar [email protected] +351 291 522 559
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4 based on 154 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 HollieC970

The menu was quite basic but food was tasty and portions of a good size. Some items lost in translation a little on the menu perhaps?! My husband ordered the “steak sandwich on a plate” and got steak, egg and chips (on a plate!) Prices were very reasonable and location next to the church pleasant. Only one waiter serving, so service was rather slow.

7. Restaurante "O Professor"

Rua da Praca n0 4, Santa Cruz, Madeira 9100-166 Portugal Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +351 291 633 658 https://www.facebook.com/restauranteoprofessor/?fref=ts
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4 based on 260 reviews

Restaurante "O Professor"

Reviewed By PhilViking

Santa Cruz is a delightful small town and we enjoyed walking around for awhile. Stopped here for lunch, with outside dining off a small public square. Friendly service, and a good menu. We shared a Polvo Frito, as servings are very large. Along with local beer and fresh juices, it was a great lunch, and exceeded our expectations.

6. Bilheteira

Praca Doutor Joao Abel de Freitas 11, Santa Cruz, Madeira 9100-162 Portugal European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +351 291 522 124 http://www.grupofreitas.com
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4 based on 327 reviews

Reviewed By Christiane P

....because we liked the food and service.We had espada and polvo from the grill with vegetables and It was really good.The next time we had fish platter with different fish and liked it,too.You sit on a little plaza near the church

5. Taberna Do Petisco

Rua Conego Alfredo Cesar Oliveira n0 23, Santa Cruz, Madeira 9100-153 Portugal Bar, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +351 291 643 525 http://www.facebook.com/tabernadopetisco.madeira/
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4 based on 665 reviews

Taberna Do Petisco

We inform that we will be closed during the month of MAY for maintenance and expansion of our space. We will reopen in June with great news. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Reviewed By dmitri58

Very good place to grab a plate of tapas to share while sitting on the outside.Chopped scabbard fish for €12.00 and a beer were also just fine.Note that this place does not have deserts on the menu. Tapas, toasts, sandwiches, seafood and meat are on offer.They are closed on Mondays and place gets really crowded at 19:00.

4. Restaurante Do Dia Pra Noite

Rua Praia n 14 15, Santa Cruz, Madeira 9100-167 Portugal International, European, Portuguese, Bar, Seafood Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +351 291 634 319
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4 based on 210 reviews

Restaurante Do Dia Pra Noite

Reviewed By Zangelap

Stopped by here by chance passing through Santa Cruz. We had a great meal, really reasonably priced, with swift and friendly service. The boys were happy with the food (and the free WiFi!) and my husband and I were very happy with the food, cleanliness and atmosphere. Added bonus of a complimentary glass of Madeira. Cannot find fault here. Olá boa noiteMuito Obrigado pela sua visita e pelo seu comentário. Ficamos muito satisfeitos quando também conseguimos que os nossos clientes saem muito satisfeitos. O nosso muito obrigado. Esperamos recebê-los o mais breve possívelCom os melhores cumprimentos A gerência

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3. Adega Moniz

Rua de S. Pedro 58 Santa Cruz, Gaula, Madeira 9100-072 Portugal European, Portuguese Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +351 965 336 562 https://www.facebook.com/adegamoniz
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5 based on 91 reviews

Adega Moniz

Reviewed By ChiekoPortugal

Very pleased with the meal we had at Adega Moniz. Very nice staff, good food and wine. Will return for sure to try the rest of the menu. Excellent value for money. Highly recommended.

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2. Armazem do Sal

Rua Alfandega 135, Funchal, Madeira 9000-059 Portugal Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Contemporary Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +351 291 241 285 http://www.armazemdosal.com
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4 based on 3537 reviews

Armazem do Sal

Reviewed By bumps94

Why this place is no longer No 1 in Funchal totally escapes me. I can only believe that other places have a load of ‘friends ‘ posting on their behalf. Not the cheapest but the food is exquisite, the service superb and the ambience fabulous. We eat here every year when we come to Madeira and the quality remains as high as ever.

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1. So Far Bistro & Steakhouse

Rua Dom Carlos I No. 2 1 Andar, Funchal, Madeira 9060-051 Portugal International, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Live Music [email protected] +351 915 000 659 http://www.facebook.com/sofar.mcr/
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4 based on 83 reviews

So Far Bistro & Steakhouse

Reviewed By Davehew

Firstly a very nice looking restaurant and has been renovated to high standard.Visited the restaurant with my wife while on our holidays to Funchal. We are generally easily pleased and don't need to complain very often.......but we ordered garlic bread to share to start and it arrived untoasted, cold and butter not melted. That was changed and the replacement was toasted, hot and tasted nice. We had a bad feeling at this point that our main course might be disappointing, and we were correct. We both ordered T bone steak, mine medium but arrived rare, and my wifes was also under cooked. I embarrassingly explained to the waiter and he took the steaks away with apologies and had them cooked as we had ordered them. The same steaks returned 5mins later, but unfortunately they were really tough, my wife managed to eat most of hers, mine was not palatable. I've never returned a steak before and had it cooked twice so not sure if that was the reason why it was so tough. So unfortunately a poor experience for us, especially as we were very much looking forward to the evening. Goes without saying we won't be returning.

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