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O Portao

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Rua Portao De Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-249, Portugal
291221125
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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A very nice restaurant with excellent service, very good food and reasonable prices. Waiters were very helpful and friendly and portions were generous but not unmanageable. Scabbard fish with prawn sauce excellent, puddings delicious but very rich. House red is very decent. Well worth a visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Leicester England
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A very nice restaurant with excellent service, very good food and reasonable prices. Waiters were very helpful and friendly and portions were generous but not unmanageable. Scabbard fish with prawn sauce excellent, puddings delicious but very rich. House red is very decent. Well worth a visit. Situated just along from Bananas bar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful fresh food in the old part of the town. The atmosphere was very relaxed and the service was superb. What we liked about this restaurant is that the waiters don't pester you as you walk by. They don't need to - they are confident in the quality of their food, and rightly so. Everything was cooked to our preference... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Service was ok and food was ok. Not brilliant or amaizing, just Ok. Visited Portao based on tripadvisor reviews and guess i was just expecting more. I had the meat skewer. Meat was ok, but the sauce was quite bland and why on earth does anyone serve steamed tasteless veggies? They add nothing to the dish!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Splendid! Where do i start? Great service! I mean great! I felt like the waiters were my best friends from childhood. Food is awesome. Dont even look at the menu, just for recommendations. Flambe in front of you? No problem. This place has it all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A very nice restaurant in the old town, sitting outside was lovely and romantic. the food was great as was the service, my wife loved the octopus a la portuguesa and my beef skewer was cook perfectly. The bill was very reasonable and i would highly recommend this restaurant. ps. it's closed on mondays

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is one of the few restaurants in the old town that do not pester you to come in. This is probably because they don't need to due to the excellence of their food and drink. My daughter had a beef fillet with sauce Diane and she has never stopped talking about it since! I had the house red wine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

One of my favourite restaurants in the old town. Menu a little bit different to the others e.g. rabbit casserole, which I loved. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Have now been five times!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Can't recommend highly enough. The only restaurant not to try and hustle us in. Great service, lovely local atmosphere and great food! Local tuna was great!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Have wanted to try this restaurant for some time, and so glad we finally did. Extremely pleasant and helpful staff, and wonderful food and wine. Nibbled on some homemade garlic bread, delicious. Dorada for me and Rabbit stew for my husband, both we're very good. Pleasantly surprised when we got the bill. Will definitely make it one of our regular... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

fantastic menu including flambe, fantastic service and more or less just in front of our hotel, Porto Santa Maria hotel in old part of town. Restarante portao provided an excellent choice of quality food and wine.veal,beef steaks fish or served by hard working staff who took pleasure in serving excellent food and wines.We will be going back again.

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Portao De Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-249, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: 291221125

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children

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