Casa Madeirense

Madeiran in Funchal

A Hotel Zone original that predates most of what's around it, this delightfully kitschsy Madeiran restaurant set in an ancient stone house is tastefully done out in Camacha wicker, azulejos (hand-painted tiles), wine barrels and vivid Madeiran cloth. The purely regional menu of classic island meat and fish can be enjoyed in one of the cool, low-lit dining spaces.

Some passers-by drop in to admire the huge lobsters kept in a large aquarium visible from the street.