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O Portao

Rua Portao De Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-249, Portugal
291221125
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Ranked #18 of 415 restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Darlington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

The food here looked and tasted very good. Even our teenagers appreciated the good food. The staff helped to make the evening more enjoyable. They spoke many languages fluently and were able to explain clearly what the menu offered. The prices were very reasonable. I look forward to a return visit.

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Market Deeping, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

When we go away we usually try a different place every night. Not on this occasion. The food and service were so good that we returned another 3 times. Friendly and. You cant go wrong in this place. Excellent. Cant wait to get back there. Thank you chaps.

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Stockport, Cheshire
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Having seen this restaurant on Tripadvisor we decided to go there on our last night in Funchal. It was so nice to look at a menu without being pestered by staff to sit down. We opted for a cocktail to start (Poncha) and then had the tomato and onion soup with homemade bread which was delicious. I had the beef... More

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We visited O Portao during our recent stay in Funchal as it was near our hotel and was rated well on TA; we enjoyed our experience so much that we went back on a second occasion despite only staying in the town for a week. It was a good start to be able to read the menu outside without being... More

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My dad bought a place in Madeira a year back now and this restaurant is always on his definite list of places to eat... Every time. I have eaten here about 5 times and the owner is always a gent, staff are very friendly and food is always consistently good. The cherne fish is otimo! (Fantastic!) There are always a... More

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Newark, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We found this place very close to our hotel and not wishing to walk far and the menu looking good we gave it a try....really glad we did as we had a really good meal. My mussels mariners were beautiful, lovely sauce and a good portion, my wife had melon and Parma ham and it was a huge portion but... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Good food; good service; decent price: what more could you want. It must have been good we went back, which is something we don't normally do!

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

After over a week of eating in various restaurants in Funchal we're getting more used to what to expect and how much we need to pay. The Tripadvisor certificate of excellence posted outside and the menu drew us to O Porato. Our first observation was the absence of the usual hard sell to get you in. This was a pleasant... More

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We eat here every year and enjoy excellent food and wine, friendly service and conversation with staff and other guests. Strongly recommended for a flavour of the Old Town and local people.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The food is really fresh and well cooked. We tasted many specialities and all was really tasty. The staff is very competent and nice. The place is nice and clean.

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