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“Wonderful Meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante "O Tapassol" Terrace

Restaurante "O Tapassol" Terrace
62, Rua D. Carlos I, Funchal, Madeira 9050-041, Portugal
+351 291 225 023
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Ranked #81 of 420 Restaurants in Funchal
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
East Molesey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Have a meal by the window on the Upper terrace. Beautiful food in wonderful surroundings. Excellent service and good value

Visited December 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Delicious food with friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Very conveniently located near the cable car and Madeira Story Museum, this restaurant serves excellent fish and other dishes and the staff are efficient and friendly. We had been recommended this restaurant by a friend, but it’s well worth allowing them to persuade you to go in! Highly recommended.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“Another good visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

The food is a very good average for Funchal with very sensible prices. The staff are as friendly and helpful as ever. You can't beat the dessert mousse.

Visited December 2013
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Man of Kent
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Convenient to the Old Town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This restaurant is one of the nearest to the Hotel Porto Santa Maria (Porto Bay) and is situated a mere hundred or so yards from the hotel entrance. As ever the staff are invariably stationed to persuade you to enter and enjoy their hospitality but are not overly bothersome if you politely refuse because you have elsewhere in mind.
We have eaten there on a previous visit, at a lunchtime, but on this occasion we enjoyed a good evening meal in the premises.

A starter of garlic bread is served as the choice of wine is made. The restaurant is essentially an Italian one and its fish dishes are also superb. My wife enjoyed the scabbard fish while I opted for a spaghetti dish with a deliciously creamy carbonara sauce. The service is excellent from the friendly and helpful waiters and, although the restaurant had hardly any spare tables available after we arrived, it is comfortably roomy enough to enjoy a meal without unnecessary interruptions.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Excellent service and good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Sit upstairs in this Italian restaurant for a lovely atmosphere and views over the square. The menu is good and varied and the quality first class. However, one of the best thing about this gem of a restuarant is the staff who are friendly and cheerful and go out of thier way to make your vist a good one. A good example is of how they serve a complimentary welcome drink with the menu in addition to one with the bill! How many restuarants do that? And keep an eye out on local TV for staff member Alfonso who entertains with his impressions and his clever "echo" voice effects - though he is shortly taking his skill and moving to Hollywood where TV fame and fortune awaits. A lovely resturant in a good location with good food and even better staff.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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