Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, neighbour to Madeira's capital, Funchal, is a beautiful fishing region characterized by its pebble beaches, palm trees, cliff-sides and horizons overlooking the nearby desert islands. Also known as the 'windy city', Santa Cruz has become an ideal place to go to when looking for relaxation and most importantly great restaurants offering even better food!
When eating out in Santa Cruz, there is much versatility in restaurant menus. In fact, many of the restaurants in Santa Cruz offer more than just typical Madeiran cuisine. The majority of places to eat in when in Santa Cruz are in the main villages or touristic zones near hotels. Off the main roads you are more likely to find small snack-bars and cafés. Some local shopping centres also have real gems for you to try out too so don't forget to drop in! Depending on the area, you can also find restaurants boasting amazing sea views perfect for that romantic meal.
Eating in Santa Cruz is a definite must for fish lovers. Because of its successful fishing industry, you can be sure to find a large variety of fresh fish types on a daily basis in all of Santa Cruz's restaurants.
There are several towns that comprise Santa Cruz. Caniço is the largest of the towns and is filled with all kinds of restaurants for you to explore. Being a major touristic zone, you can get many restaurants offering take-away service too. This area is just fantastic for families and guarantees that you will find a restaurant that caters for the taste of both adults as well as children. Recommended areas to eat in would be Garajau or Cancela.