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MareAlta Peixe & Mariscos

Largo Da Praca | Largo Da Praca Machico, Machico, Madeira 9200 100, Portugal
+351 291 607 126
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Ranked #4 of 28 restaurants in Machico
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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England
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Excellent medley of grilled fish served with steamed potatoes and a slice of baked sweet potato, and with a mixed salad. House white wine good. Service a little slow.

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whitby
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We have been to this restaurant a few times because it's in a great location, it looks modern and trendy but needs to up it's act somewhat. At lunchtime it seems that the large groups of locals that sit inside get all the attention and us tourists who like to sit in the sun get ignored. We had to wait... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We initially went to Alte Mare to have a few beers for sundowners and use their free wifi (our holiday house didn't have internet). When it got a little too chilly to sit outside we moved indoors and, having had a good peek at what the diners were getting on their plates, decided to stay for dinner. My wife had... More

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Vienna, Austria
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We had a quite good fish dinner there. The view is very nice and the service was fine. However the restaurant was just frequented by tourists and the prices were quite high for Madeira. So if you don't mind paying more for q really good fish then enjoy your meal here, otherwise there should be plenty of alternatives.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

lovely setting overlooking beach and freshest seafood perfectly cooked. The seafood rice is superb, and will often contain local lobster (cavacos)or crab, lapas, prawns, mussels and whatever else is at its best. Portions are large so go easy on the starters!

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Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The service was to slow. The quality of the meal was not according to expectations. The chosen steak medium was medium rare. The steak was served prior getting the side dish. Got cold while waiting for. The meat was not tender. All in one. Never again.

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