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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, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious - highly recommended

In the old town, this is a quieter spot than the hectic restaurants further along. It feels calm, there are trees and flowers everywhere and there is a view of the fort at the end of the street. It is excellent value and the food is first rate: absolutely delicious. We also got a complementary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Odbert
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Northampton, England
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

In the old town, this is a quieter spot than the hectic restaurants further along. It feels calm, there are trees and flowers everywhere and there is a view of the fort at the end of the street. It is excellent value and the food is first rate: absolutely delicious. We also got a complementary digestif each, seemingly chosen carefully,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Very good restaurant with very friendly staff. We visit Funchal every year and this restaurant is spot we have to visit again and again. Marinated mussels, Scabbard fish with banana, Caldeirada,... The staff rememberred us after the year and we were treated like old friends.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

As another reviewer remarked this is one of the few restaurants where the staff do not try and "talk you" into coming in! If you do chose to enter however you will not regret it. The staff are very good at answering questions about the menu and making sure that you choose something you will enjoy. The food is lovely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We chose this restaurant as it was the only place were people were NOT trying to drag you in off the street. Food was very nice and typical local cooking. Friendly and attentive staff Good value and good food what more can you ask for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Amazing service, complimentary drinks, and Steak Diane and Shrimps in Champagne sauce that needed to be had twice, they were so good. If you don't order the crepes suzanne, you need to get help, as it is the best I've ever had.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Had several meals here over the space of a week and were amazed at the quality and price of the food which were both excellent. The staff were also extremely friendly and happy to advise about the various items on their menu. If in Madeira and you want top quality food at an excellent price then look no further than... More 

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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This was our favourite restaurant of our two week stay in Funchal. The food was absolutely delicious and the service fantastic. Our only disappointment was not to visit on our last two evenings as we were invited to a festival in Camara de Lobos and the following evening to a friends home - an invitation we could not possibly refuse.... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Great food, great choice, freshly made, and every dish is explained to ensure you enjoy everything you choose. Very friendly waiters, enjoyed our time there.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Had a lovely meal here; the food was authentic MAdeiran and was tasty as well as excellent value. We enjoyed the passion fruit liqueur which was complimentary.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We dined here on our first night in Madeira. It was reassuring not to be bombarded by the staff as we walked past and therefore we decided to eat here. As a group of seven, that had not pre-booked, they quickly re-arranged the tables for us. The menu was varied and traditional. We particularly enjoyed the waiter providing us with... More 

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?