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Sitio do Ovil - Paul da Serra, Calheta, Madeira 9370-999, Portugal
+351 291 820 150
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Buffet
Description: Jungle Rain Restaurant is the only one on the island, which tries to...
Jungle Rain Restaurant is the only one on the island, which tries to resemble the most hidden jungle on the planet. The restaurant is unique in Europe, as its decoration and theme environment simulate a tropical forest. The “robot” animals, the trees and decorative plants, and the special effects with background music recreate a genuine “forest” that makes your meal a very special and unforgettable experience. There, you can closely observe the behavior and the wild roaring of several animals in their habitats, such as the lion, gorillas, an elephant, the anaconda or a crocodile. Simulated thunderstorm, fog and rain complete the scenery and give it a more realistic touch. We offers you the best in traditional Madeiran and Portuguese cuisine, as well as special dishes of wild meat.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Great place for the kids!

The kids will enjoy the animated animals and weather features of this restaurant. There is plenty to keep them occupied while enjoying a meal. The food is average but the ambiance makes up for it!

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2012
Starrider3
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Ribeira Brava, Portugal
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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174 reviews 174 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Stopped here on a very foggy day for lunch included in a jeep safari trip. Three course lunch of lovely wholesome soup, choice of chicken or fish and I had the chicken which was excellent, followed by pancake with chocolate sauce. This was all served with a smile and with no unacceptable delays. On a foggy day this place was... More 

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Lancashire
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54 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Called in here for a three course lunch as part of a trip with Thompson holidays. Service was excellent food was amazing great quality and plenty of it. The are animated jungle animals scattered around the room and when turned on make a lot of noise! Luckily they were only on for a short time. We really enjoyed it here... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

It was a friend's birthday and we stopped for some coffee and maybe a slice of cake. I asked her if the cake was fresh and she said, yes of course, its always fresh. Ordered two slices of cake, one a biscuit cake and the other lemon tart. The biscuit was hard and dry. The lemon number not too bad.... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We called in for a late afternoon meal after a nearby levada walk. When we arrived, one other table was occupied by a local family and I could see they were finishing their deserts and had enjoyed their meal - a promising start. In contrast to other reviews, our meal arrived promptly, was of good quality and the service was... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

The waiting staff were very slow to take our order, and we waited 25 minutes to get drinks. They claimed they were busy, but they were not. When the food came it was incomplete and the waiter had the gall to claim that we had not ordered the missing items. Avoid this place...it is a trap for unwary tourists.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

The Paul da Serra is a wild, gorse covered mountain top plain (vaguely reminiscent of the Scottish moors) which runs half the length of the island. It’s quite a long drive by Madeiran standards and there is only one place for refreshment: Jungle Rain. This is a small complex with rooms, a large restaurant with a jungle theme (with wild... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Was there last week with my husband. A kitschy look and fust alerted us from the first step. We would have better gone but we were hungry, and decided to give it a try. We'd better not. The meal overall was fine, but... We were not offered the wine list to make our choice, and the waiter desperately insisted on... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

Indeed it's the only one place you find close to the famous 25 sources hiking so you stop... But it's really a bad idea ! Here it's cold, bathroom is dirty, no wifi, very expensive, and the food is soooo bad. Just keep driving !

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Ribeira Brava, Portugal
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

The kids will enjoy the animated animals and weather features of this restaurant. There is plenty to keep them occupied while enjoying a meal. The food is average but the ambiance makes up for it!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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47 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

We first visited here on our last trip to Madeira, we arrived about 8.45pm and there were two other tables in the restaurant. The restaurant made us smile as it is decked out like a jungle with running water and animal sounds etc.. We ordered and our food took an age to arrive. Soon after we received our starters the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sitio do Ovil - Paul da Serra, Calheta, Madeira 9370-999, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Calheta
  • Phone Number: +351 291 820 150

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 32
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups

Description

Jungle Rain Restaurant is the only one on the island, which tries to resemble the most hidden jungle on the planet. The restaurant is unique in Europe, as its decoration and theme environment simulate a tropical forest. The “robot” animals, the trees and decorative plants, and the special effects with background music recreate a genuine “forest” that makes your meal a very special and unforgettable experience. There, you can closely observe the behavior and the wild roaring of several animals in their habitats, such as the lion, gorillas, an elephant, the anaconda or a crocodile. Simulated thunderstorm, fog and rain complete the scenery and give it a more realistic touch. We offers you the best in traditional Madeiran and Portuguese cuisine, as well as special dishes of wild meat.

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