During my stay in Madeira, this restaurant was definitely my favorite. I got to visit it twice. In June, there are fireworks every Saturday around 22:30. When enjoying a nice dinner at Atlantic Restaurante, you have a great view at the fireworks!
The first time I had the bruschetta with zucchini for starters, I told them to omit the cheese. It was very tasty, even a little too spicy for my taste because it was dripping from extra vierge olive oil.
The second time, I had deep fried green beans for starters, which turned out not to be completely vegan - my mistake... I had sincerely overseen something... Since I had already ordered it, I figured it would be a waste to let them throw it away, so I enjoyed the hell out of it! It was lovely, a recommendation for any vegetarian.
My main dish, both times, was penne (pasta) with black olives, broccoli, pine nuts and olive oil. Again, very tasty, especially when served with a glass of red wine... I don't think I enjoyed one meal as much as this one during the whole vacation.
And yes, there was actually a vegan option for desert. Orange parts with cinnamon, yummm.
Great restaurant, nice and thoughtful crew and a wonderful location.
Cons: Favorable treatment for wealthy customer