We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Rua Portao De Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-249, Portugal
291221125
Improve this listing
Ranked #25 of 430 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
Write a Review

458 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    290
    123
    26
    11
    8
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Lichfield
Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Stopped here by chance while walking around the old town in Funchal and decided to try their special offer - sardines, salad, chips & a glass of wine for 8.50 Euro. What a bargain, the sardines were excellent (three large fish perfectly cooked) and the wine was also good (so of course we had to have another glass). It was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We have been here on every visit to Funchal and it is always the highlight of our dining experiences. The place has undergone a transformation inside in recent times and the food has remained as good as ever. I was surprised that so few people were there but the place had been closed over New Year so maybe word had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brussels, Belgium
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I remembered having been in this restaurant a few years ago, the first time I came to Funchal. Most probably I kept a good souvenir because I wanted to repeat again with my family. We were not disappointed. Time has gone but this place remains one of the best options to eat in the Old Town of Funchal. Located in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
kettering
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We found this place by accident as it was opposite a nice bar we stopped off for a drink at. The reviews were good so we decided to give it a go. We were not disappointed, there was a couple there that we noticed eating at the same table most nights so that spoke for itself. the staff were attentive... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
HORLEY, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Whilst walking around the Old Town the day before we noticed their special offer so returned the following day. We only wanted a snack and thought the 8.50 Euro Sardines would just be that. What was brought was a very large plate with 3 large sardines,some chips,tomato,lettuce,beetroot and carrot. Alll washed down by a Rose for me. All was very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cheshire
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We eat here several times each year and have never had a bad meal - they have all been excellent. The location in the old town is delightful as are the staff. This is our favourite restaurant in Funchal. What more can I say except that you should try the caldeirada.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This excellent restaurant is situated in the old town and serves lovely fresh food and the service is great too!!!try the flambé.... its to die for!!!!also has good wine selection.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Had a beautiful meal here and enjoyed it so much we went back again, it would seem everything on the menu is good, we had 4 different starters and 4 different maincourses. all were delicious, the passionfruit panna cotta is to die for. Staff were very helpful and friendly..... loved it

Was this review helpful? Yes
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Went to O Portao on our first night as it was near our hotel. Had a lovely meal but for variety tried other places on nights 2 to 5. Had good meals but nothing to compare with O Portao so returned for nights 6 and 7. Scabbard fish meals were excellent and meat dishes were equally good. A grilled Sun... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Coleraine, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We dined in O Portao on our second night in Funchal. The food was fabulous and the friendly, professional staff made our evening very enjoyable! We had intended not to visit any restaurant more than once so we could try out as many as possible.... But we decided to go to O portao again on our last evening as we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed O Portao also viewed

Funchal, Madeira
 

Been to O Portao? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about O Portao

Address: Rua Portao De Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-249, Portugal
Phone Number: 291221125
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from O Portao staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?