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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely fresh Red Snapper

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
TPM1934
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Galway, Ireland
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  • Romantic
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Galway, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

the food was very good (espada with banana and fruit of passion). good wine. nice terasse. Good service, but too many people fir the two waitresses. They did their very best.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Food and service are great. Good view right off the ocean. Traditional Portuguese sides with extremely well cooked fish. Mixed fish platter and tuna steak is a must.

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Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We landed in this restaurant a bit by accident. The food was good but we ended up paying 30€ for the "fish of the day" which we found a bit expensive compared to the prices elsewhere. It's also here that we've tried the local specialty: swordfish with banana and passion fruit. It's definitely something to try although it has a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great location - just sit and watch the waves roll in and the odd plane coming or going. Staff are great - very helpful and cheerful. Food is quite adequate considering the prices are low.

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italia
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Came here with a trip from our hotel to a madeiran food festival. Service ok not sure our waitress understood what we wanted on most occasions. Had to return my steak as I asked for it to be well done and it was medium. Nice location overlooking the sea. The other food was great. Worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We arrived in Madeira very tired and hungry, drove to Machico and found the Mare Alta. The staff were helpful and friendly, the house red was good quality and the scabbard fish lunches were excellent. Two pieces of fish each cooked perfectly with bananas and passion fruit, salad and spuds. Service was efficient but not rushed and the food was... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

As one good restaurant wasn't working we had to find fast some place in Machico to eat. Went to this place with nice views. But from this time I will remember forever that a place with views is never with good food. We tried fish soup. It was too greasy. Shrimps cooked in lots of doubtful quality oil. Salad with... More 

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sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

After our flight home was cancelled due to high winds, we found ourselves in Machico on a Monday night. Wandering away from the hotel we escaped from our 150+ co passengers and on a near deserted seafront found this modern restaurant. Service was attentive and the rice with seafood superb. They also list a number of half bottles on a... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

While the location of the restaurant and the ocean view were promising, we were deeply disappointed with the food provided. We have been eating scabbard fish (espada) from the beginning of our stay in Madeira which always was delicious, but the one provided here was unfortunately the worst. In particular, it was ruined by deep fry in untasty fat. Also... More 

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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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