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O Portao

Rua Portao De Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-249, Portugal
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Ranked #20 of 408 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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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I ordered espetada, grilled meat on a stick. My girlfriend ordered fish Maderia style. We both loved it. And i recomend the fried polenta cubes:) we also had 1 small beer each and one fresh pressed orange juice. Cheapest place we have eaten. 29€ total!! We struggled a littlebit to find it. But this is amazable! Love from Norway

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South Shields
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The O Portau Restaurant situated just behind the Corpo Santo Chapel, the fisherman's chapel, in Funchal Old Town is a real find. The staff were very friendly, helpful and obliging offering suggestions both with the food and the wine. The menu had a wonderful selection of local produce and recipes. For starters I had the Mussels and unlike another reviewer... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was due to the TA reviews and ranking that we ate at O Portao and we were a little disappointed. The service was friendly and the food quite ok but I thought it looked a bit "painting by numbers" on the plate and it was not a knockout meal. Perhaps I am being picky but we found other places... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Been eating here for 4 years and the food is always enjoyable.The owner and his staff always have time to explain the choices and the atmosphere is very relaxing,never any rush.Had the cherne which was superb.Excelent value.I always recommend this restaurant to friends and look forward to my next visit.

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Lancashire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

great food and reasonably priced. Good service located in the old town. Two course meal with bottle of wine came in around €45. Good overall experience.

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Midlands, England
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

We ate here 3 times whilst holidaying in Funchal. We found the food to be top quality, we loved the garlic sweet potato bread, the sardines, espetada of beef and the hunters rabbit. The staff were attentive and helpful and the prices were fair for the quality of food provided. As said in other reviews, this is one restaurant in... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I went for the fish skewer, accompanied by a variety of vegetables. Everything was delicious. My girlfriend had a skewer of beef they brought to the table and hung on a hook. This was equally as good.

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We came twice to Portão, twice we got very happy. We ate once inside and another outside. The food is excellent, a good offer of fish, but the best was the service. The waiters are extremely nice and help you in your choice, very patient with our daughter. Totally recommended.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Made the decision to call here after walking to Tiago Fort, on the strength of the humorous waiter fishing for customers. I normally think that restaurants that have to call in customers are to be avoided but I'm glad I didn't in this case. They have excellent service and were willing to help me with my hesitant portugese. I had... More

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Solihull
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Unlike many of the restaurants in Funchal old town O Portao don't feel the need to have someone outside hassling you to eat at their restaurant which I think says a lot. Once you take a seat they are attentive and helpful. They will explain the dishes on the menu if you want but leave you alone if you don't.... More

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