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MareAlta Peixe & Mariscos

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Largo Da Praca | Largo Da Praca Machico, Machico, Madeira 9200 100, Portugal
+351 291 607 126
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 10
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good

We had soups and they were good. Service was polite and quick. They have mostly fish and seafood. You can seat outside enjoying nice see view

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Jan K
Good for:
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Have been to many places all over the world and never tasted these kind of delicacies. Because the restaurant belongs to Paulo a fish monger with a couple of fish shops, the restaurant has the freshest and the finest of the fish Madeiran waters produce. You can sense that on the flavours only fresh fish can produce. The grilleh fishes... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

After sitting at a table outside it took me about 3 reminders to staff to finally get a menu, after about 15 minutes. Then once I ordered my very simple dish of grilled fish with side salad and fries, it took me an incredible, insane ONE HOUR to be served!! Therefore, having sat down shortly after 2PM, I finished my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had soups and they were good. Service was polite and quick. They have mostly fish and seafood. You can seat outside enjoying nice see view

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Nicely situated on the front at Machico, we ate in the outside area. Although mainly a fish restaurant, we had steak skewers, chips and salad; all pretty good. Decent Portuguese wine served at reasonable cost.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Wonderful view of the ocean and great seafood. The waiters are kind and the service quick enough. Not overpriced for the quality of the food and the view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Fantastic seafood Sunday lunch, a highlight of our holiday. We dined here with Madeiran hosts. We enjoyed periwinkles, limpets, octopus salad, fish soup and fish of the day with salad and vegetables. All delicious and made extra special washed down with a couple of bottles of white made by an independent producer. Very special meal. We hope to be back... More 

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Food and service was very good would recommend a visit. I tried the limpets nice taste of the sea but very rubbery maybe a bit over cooked.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Having read many of the reviews raving about the food I feel a bit guilty about my review as my wife & I never actually had a meal there. However, we spent several relaxing afternoons having a Coral (local beer) & some nibbles whilst enjoying the lovely view over Machico Bay. The service was excellent & unobtrusive & we were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We had a delicious dinner: Octopus in a garlic sauce and Espada with Banana. The service was also very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Called in to Machico on our way to the airport and found this unassuming restaurant on the seafront with views of the small harbour. We were invited to choose from the array of fresh fish on display and they were perfectly cooked and tasted delicious. The two waitresses were rushed off their feet though.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Largo Da Praca | Largo Da Praca Machico, Machico, Madeira 9200 100, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Machico
  • Phone Number: +351 291 607 126

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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