• Paula's Bistro

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Bistro offering two vegan options including a curry with vegetables and chickpeas as well as stuffed peppers with rice, vegetables and french fries on the side. Open Mon-Fri 11:00-21:00. Closed Sat-Sun.

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20 Reviews

First Review by LinnéaFischhaber


Points +305

15 Nov 2023

Gutes veganes Essen

Paulas Bistro ist in einer Seitenstraße mit wenig Tourismus , der Außensitz ist angenehm und man hat seine Ruhe , das Personal war sehr freundlich und kann Auskunft darüber geben welche Gerichte vegan zubereitet werden. Es gab insgesamt 5 Speisen auf der Karte die man sich vegan bestellen kann , ich habe mir die gefüllte Paprika bestellt und diese war echt lecker.

Updated from previous review on 2023-11-15

Pros: Ruhig gelegen, trotzdem Zentral, Viel vegane Auswahl, Leckeres Essen



Points +139

02 Nov 2023

Nice suprise!

We ran into it unintentionally and saw a sign "also catering for vegetarians/vegans" and tried the Legumes with rice, which was a fantastic lunch meal. They very nice staff even made a vegan version of the typical madeiran bread (served with olive oil instead of butter). All in all very nice. Good place to go with omnivores!

Pros: Original Madeiran Bread Appetizers , 3 vegan options, Possible to go with Omnis


Points +77

30 Aug 2023

3 opciones veganas

Buenas opciones, no es la tipica ensalada simple. Raciones generosas y buen precio. Personal muy amable.

Updated from previous review on 2023-08-30

Pros: Arroz con legumbres


Points +48

25 May 2023

It has potencial

Staff is amazing. I feel like they could do a bit better in terms of options. There’s no starter besides soup and the main choices are very poor. I had the vegetarian patty, that it’s actually vegan. It was ok.

Pros: Staff

Cons: There’s not much options


Points +30

20 Apr 2023

Kleines nettes Restaurant

Lecker war die gefüllte Paprika und die SpinatRiccotta Ravioli

Pros: Einige vegane Optionen. , Es wird frisch gekocht


Points +110

24 Nov 2022

Lovely food and very friendly staff.

The restaurant is located off the main routes, which is already a big plus. The terrace looks nice and inviting. The staff was very friendly and the food was great! And quite cheap actually.

Pros: Great food, Not expensive, Very friendly staff

Cons: None


Points +16

28 Oct 2022

Lovely Food & Atmosphere

We discovered Paula's Bistro our first night in Funchal. We arrived late on a Friday and everything appeared to be shut down. We followed the sound of clinking plates and found Paula's in an inviting pool of light. The tables set out on the old cobblestone road were full of people laughing and having a good time. Our waiter (who turned out to be Paula's son) was so friendly and helpful. The supplemental vegan and vegetarian menu was a pleasant surprise. We had the stuffed pepper and the pasta. Both were delicious. The complimentary glass of Madeira wine was a nice touch.


Points +450

27 Sep 2022

Great find

Has a board in the window saying veg/vegan options. Veg options can be made vegan on request. Had a risotto, tortellini, garlic bread and chips all stunning. Staff were lovely and welcoming. Would recommend!


Points +1650

10 Sep 2022

Little cosy, friendly place

The staff is lovely, the place is lovely, the food was ok😄
Two vegan options, had the stuffed paprika served with portion of fries. It was nice, simple food.


Points +28

01 Aug 2022

Really nice small place with friendly staff

Friendly and helpful staff, has numerous vegetarian options and 4 vegan options. I had the pasta with vegetables which was really good!


Points +84

23 Mar 2022

A lovely friendly little bistro in a bustling little street in Funchal centre.

A good choice, 4 vegan in total and a vegan dessert.

Pros: Good vegan options and very tasty , Friendly service , Inexpensive. Enjoyed complimentary Madeira wine


Points +13

24 Sep 2021

Best vegetarian choices in Funchal

There are very limited choices in Madeira for vegans / vegetarians, so to come across this restaurant with a list was a sight for sore eyes! I had the filo pastry parcel (brick of grilled vegetables as they list it) which was delicious and so nice to have something different to the usual omlette / pizza / pasta choice. Would definitely recommend to my fellow animal lovers

Pros: A choice of animal friendly food, Very tasty and good value

Cons: Meat / fish is served at this restaurant


Points +147

22 Jul 2021

Great food and lovely staff!

Staff was really nice and the chickpea curry I had was lovely. The portion was big as well and came with a side salad, so really good value for money.


Points +398

22 Jan 2021

Tasty! Would love to give five stars.

Super friendly stuff and tasty food. We really enjoyed it.


Points +20

25 Nov 2020

Really nice and cozy

Cozy Family vibe. Good food great service and fair prices. ❤️🙏

Pros: Many vegan options and they can make , Veggie stuff vegab


Points +212

20 Oct 2020

Tasty, affordable, great service

There are 4 vegan options on the menu, chickpea curry, stuffed pepper, layered veg and a burger, plus many vegetarian choices. The stuffed pepper came with chips and veg and was very filling. The owner is vegetarian and said she would buy some vegan cheese and keep it in the fridge in case I came back during the week, to add to a dish. This is definitely one of the best places I've been to eat in Madeira. The vegan food is fairly simple but it's tasty, filling and good value for money.

Pros: Tasty, good portion size, Good value for money


Points +152

29 Sep 2020

Maybe ok?

Just a couple of doors down from Bioforma. Advertises catering for veggies and vegans. The lady that served us had a very bad cold, she pointed out the 3/4 vegan options but wasn’t interested in discussing further so not reassured. Menus were very sticky. Ordered avocado salad but realise she was the one preparing it and decided it wasn’t worth risking a cold or worse so decided to cancel and leave. They were fine about it and we did feel terrible cancelling but husband is in vulnerable category so felt we should.
So haven’t tried the food as yet.


Points +251

31 Jul 2019


Had the stuffed pepper. Prepared very nicely and staff were friendly.


Points +46

06 Jun 2019

A small bistro

Bistro some blocks from the tourist streets. Service was good and food was delicious. Worth a visit.


Points +123

06 Jun 2019

Nice affordable food

Two really nice vegan dishes. Nice staff and a cosy outdoor seating on a small non trafficated street.

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