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If there is one dish that you definitely must try while in Funchal, it is the Madeiran espada com banana. Gavião Novo offers this dish, which consists of fish and deep-fried bananas. It's a classic local speciality, and if anyone can prepare it right, it's Gavião Novo.
If there is one thing for certain, you won't run out of restaurants to try in Funchal. The city is known for staying true to the roots of Madeiran cuisine, which is praised by both locals and visitors. There is a lot of seafood to discover, for example the traditional dish Espada com Banana, which is swordfish served with fried bananas. Don't worry, there are also plenty of dishes which feature steak, or other types of meat.