Restaurants in Madeira Island

Restaurants in Madeira Island

Madeira and Porto Santo Islands have several restaurants, where you can try and taste Madeiran typical specialties. Besides, there are also restaurants serving international cuisine. Tourists may have the opportunity of trying Madeiran gastronomy during their stay in Madeira Rural accommodations. The restaurants situated on the northern part of Madeira Island are mostly well-known for serving Madeiran typical dishes, namely the famous “Espetada Regional”, a beef cubed on a laurel stick and grilled over an open fire; “Carne de vinho e alhos”, pork spiced with wine and garlic; “Cozido Madeirense”, a dish with boiled pork, steak, chicken and vegetables accompanied with rice and sweet potato; “Atum Cozido” (Tuna Fish); “Cavala com molho de Vilão”, a grilled mackerel with a typical sauce made of vinegar, onion and some spices; “Bacalhau” (Codfish); “Sopa da Pedra” (Stone Soup) and “Açorda”. The southern part of Madeira also has great restaurants, many of them serving fresh fish and seafood. It is a rich coastline, abundant in fish. The most famous dishes are Limpets; “Gaiado” (either salted or dried); “Peixe Espada Preto” (Scabbard Fish), “Bacalhau” (Codfish); “Bacalhau à Braz”, codfish and french fries, combined with eggs and garnished with parsly; “Bacalhau com Natas”; “Arroz de Polvo” is made of octopus pieces cooked in onions and tomatoes and is served with white rice; “Arroz de Marisco”, white rice with several seafood species and “Caldeirada”, a dish with several fish species. These dishes mainly accompanied with the famous and delicious “Bolo do Caco”, typical bread made of wheat flour. Porto Santo Island also has many seafood restaurants, many of them located nearby the beach. Besides, there are also restaurants serving meat dishes, namely grilled chicken accompanied with deep-fried cubes of cornmeal “picado regional”, consisting of small pieces of beef fried with garlic in a pan; and a home-made bread called “broa”. Madeira Rural will be pleased to welcome you in our accommodations.


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