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“Don't be put off by the touristy appearance of this place.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Casa Madeirense Restaurante

Casa Madeirense Restaurante
Estrada Monumental, Funchal, Madeira 153, Portugal
291 766 700
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Ranked #138 of 428 Restaurants in Funchal
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Don't be put off by the touristy appearance of this place.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We visited this restaurant twice in the week we were in Funchal although initially we were put off by the plastic flowers and 'Madeira interior'.
The fish (Dorade and parrot fish) we chose on both occasions was superbly cooked to our requirements and in fact much better than a nearby restaurant that specialized in fish. Yes this is a restaurant aimed largely I imagine at tourists but never the less the food and service were good, hence a second visit.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“So succulent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

We have passed by this restaurant. A few times and it always looked busy. Tonight we called in what a great meal we had the lamb chops were so tasty the chicken on a skewer was just so succulent it was moist and melted in your mouth. Great meal good friendly staff. Will go back

Visited March 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Disappointment”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This is a nice restaurant that serves local Madeira food with friendly staff. Unfortunately it is very expensive for what it is. We had lots of varying types seafood dishes and the fish was nice and fresh, but all other dishes, including the local pork speciality were dry and not very flavoursome. We left disappointed and have definitely had nicer meals elsewhere in Funchal.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We had intended to eat at the Casa madeirense, but when we arrived there were no seats, so went down the alley to the left of it, and found a little gem of a Pizzaria, the food was excellent, waiters very friendly and a very good atmosphere, we went back for a second time before our holiday ended.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Not what I expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We went to this restaurant for my girlfriend birthday and it should have being a special day.
Although the food and the service was Ok I thought it was too expensive and I did not like the pushy attitude of the headwaiter and also when I paid the bill I had to ask for my change back as they decided to take their own tip. It was an embarrassing situation .
I will not return.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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