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Rua Portao De Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-249, Portugal
291221125
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Ranked #26 of 417 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
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 NEW

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

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We have been coming to this restaurant for 14 years and the standard of food and service has never varied, it has always been excellent. We were not disappointed on our two visits this time. The food was lovely and the welcome from the owner and his staff was second to none. We are already looking forward to our next... More

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middelfart
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We visited this restaurant twice in november, and each time we experienced a most fine service, you truly feel that you are welcome. The food is not gourmet, but well prepared, tender and tastefull, and on an ordinary evening this is what you may wish for. Good recommandations for wine i given, without overselling.

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Sopot, Poland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

#1 - the best restaurant which we have been at Funchal Madeira, and for sure one of the best in my life...we went there at the last evening of our stay at the island...everything was perfect, the stuff very friendly and helpful, you can feel in their behaviour that they act natural this way...for the entrance Madeira wine - "on... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Great service the food is so fresh and the wine is perfect we went on our first night out and we went back twice... Everything was perfect ...

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Epsom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

....and we have tried many! This restaurant never fails to deliver the freshest and tastiest food we have experienced in Funchal. It's professional and knowledgable team take great pride In offering the best menu and service they possibly can. Unlike so many other restaurants in the area there are no gimmicks or people trying to drag you in here. The... More

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Biggleswade
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Having read the reviews we saved this to our final night in funchal and were disappointed when it didn't live up to expectations The restaurant looks nice and the waiters were smartly dressed and very friendly and helpful We were expecting a welcome glass of madiera and most guests were given these, we were not, presumably an oversight but the... More

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bertoli1967, Proprietário at O Portao, responded to this review

i AM so sorry than we failed in all points of your dinner, but what i believe is :it's impossible to please evryboddy.some people like my bread ,my soups and also the scabard flambé it wasen´t your case and i am sorry about this .we gave you a brandy and a liqueur not because we felt something was wrong but... More

Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This restaurant is tucked away at the end of the Old Town but well worth looking for. The food is fresh and the staff are very friendly. Really good value for money and highly recommended.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is undoubtedly the best restaurant we tried in Funchal on our 2 week vacation 19-09 to 03-10-14. Exceptional value with outstanding food, caring & knowledgeable staff who genuinely make you feel welcome. We visited this restaurant on four occasions & had four fantastic meals. The menu is small but comprehensive. I could go on forever talking about the mixed... More

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

We visited O Portao on a busy Friday evening when the old town of Funchal was very alive and buzzy. The restaurant is slightly off the main thoroughfare but still has plenty of people around and the atmosphere is lively without feeling too overcrowded or on display to crowds of people passing. Service was very friendly from each of the... More

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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

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