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MareAlta Peixe & Mariscos

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Mediterranean, Portuguese
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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: Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good madeiran food

One of the places we liked most during our week. Friendly services, good wine, well prepared good. Maybe not the cheapest but correct Price for value for this view

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Vaasa, Finland
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Vaasa, Finland
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the places we liked most during our week. Friendly services, good wine, well prepared good. Maybe not the cheapest but correct Price for value for this view

Thank Oernen
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just eaten here and overall I'm disappointed. Expensive, ordinary ambiance and actually the food is only of medium quality. I agree with other reviewers that the service is both slow and surly. Maybe best to leave to rich Madeirans. We had clams which were far too salted and mixed fish which was...mixed, some fresh fish some definitely yesterdays. Soup and... More 

Thank hilllad
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Location great, food good, BUT unless you're a local it seems you get third rate service, large groups get all the attention while a glass of water takes half an hour to arrive.

Thank whitbyboy
Warsaw, Poland
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154 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Restaurant is located near the sea with a very nice view. Moreover from time to time a plane startijng from Funchal Airport can be seen. We got tuna salad - with a fresh tuna and some salads and some fishes. All them very tasty and fairly big portion. Beer cold, espresso hot. That's what you need during lunchtime.

Thank RobertARz
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We liked it so much we went back twice more. The location couldn't be more ideal - looking right out on to the Atlantic. The waitresses are charming, efficient, and friendly (one of them even sung to us on my birthday and gave us free desert !). We tried different dishes each time we visited and all were superb. Highly... More 

Thank J D
Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We have recently come back from Machico, Madeira and would highly recommend this restaurant. My partner had a Sirloin steak and I had an Espatada, both meats were VERY succulent and very BIG! I also had (at another time) Tuna Salad, the Tuna is also highly recommended. The service was excellent (not the male waiter though, he was not interested... More 

Thank Linda D
ruthin UK
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71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Excellent choice of fish as you would expect from a harbour side restaurant. Relaxed service but not excessively so. The stew of local fish and potatoes was as good as I've ever eaten and enough to feed an army.

Thank Gwyn E
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101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Very good fish. Nice view over the ocean. Slow service, so bring your friends and relax about it (we were warned by the waiter at arrival that service is slow! and it is!). Worth going for lunch with no hurry. Check the suggestions of fish they have. Select your own and ask for the price before ordering (it is by... More 

Thank travelfromportugal
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110 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

I like oldfashioned good restaurant with competent waitors, good quality kitchen cooking and excellent price vs. quality. Here, I got it all - chose a table with view over the harbour/beach, was guided to fresh fish and shellfish I asked for and served white fish steamed to perfection by my sharply dressed waiter who was able to to recommend a... More 

Thank MortenDK123
Llanrwst, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Nice location and plenty of space. Fish of the day was priced per kg, but the waitress showed me the fish and told me how much it would cost befor I finally decided to have it. The fish was delicious and came either with sLad or fresh vegetables. Very nice.

Thank Tesni J

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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: Mediterranean, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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