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Taberna Da Esquina

Certificate of Excellence
European, Portuguese
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Rua Santa Maria N0119 a 125, Funchal, Madeira 9060-291, Portugal
291 231 720
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic Food

We had a wonderful lunch time meal at this restaurant in Funchal. The staff were very friendly, particularly Marco. Would thoroughly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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Zabrze, Poland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Food was superb and it seems they got the best Chief in the town!, however the team of waiters is not very polite. Could see their stupid smiles when the couple ordered the cheapest dishes from the card and water. Not recomending due to arrogant staff !

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful lunch time meal at this restaurant in Funchal. The staff were very friendly, particularly Marco. Would thoroughly recommend.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Lovely meal and good service. The waiters show you and explain the different fish options before you order which was really good. It felt a little pretentious at first but the delicious fish made up for it.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Cant fault this restaurant, as it really is great food and service. They have a wonderful open grill in the back for fish and meat, and they also do cataplana and seafood rice per person, so no need to have it as a group. Very reasonable prices, especially on some of the premium wines. I'm bemused by the couple of... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Restaurant is located in old part of Funchal, in a narrow street Rua Sta Maria. There are plenty of fine restaurants around but choosing this one was a good decision. Staff was very friendly but never too intrusive and ready to advise you, without pushing you to order more expensive food. Choice of wines was very good and passion fruit... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Walking through the Old Town Funchal we were stopped by the usual patter from the waiter. On this occasion we decided to take his card and went back. We sat in the garden area. The service was excellent as was the wine. The food covered all angles. I went for the fish which was perfect. The other 5 hade various... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

lovely restaurant with gentle. genuinely passionate staff who take care to explain the dishes try the meat skewers cooked over charcoal on a laurel stick- heaven! thank you for a wonderful evening

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I really love Madirianese food, it was a shock when me and my partner went here. The service was bad and food even worse! Very bland and unable to cook Madirian specialities. Fish still had bones in and very tricky to remove served in gallons of salty, bad quality olive oil and warmed up veg. Don't order seafood here, it... More 

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Sort of dropped in (or persuaded!!) to visit on our first night and enjoyed the food and service so much we went back again on our last. Never eaten cataplana of fish and shellfish before, or even knew what it was to be honest, but it was fantastic. Nice to sit in the small cobbled street watching the world go... More 

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Crawley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Great venue and atmosphere. Very helpful staff and a varied menu, only bad point is the lack of info re prices of side dishes and drinks!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Santa Maria N0119 a 125, Funchal, Madeira 9060-291, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: 291 231 720

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese

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