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“A bar with a history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tasca Literaria Dona Joana Rabo-de-Peixe

Tasca Literaria Dona Joana Rabo-de-Peixe
Rua de Santa Maria, 77, Funchal, Madeira 9060-291, Portugal
+351 291 220 348
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Ranked #96 of 444 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $34
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Ham, United Kingdom
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263 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“A bar with a history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

And great food too.
The bar was named after a famous Madeiran prostitute who worked from no 81, three doors down. Her name was Doña Joana-Rabo-de-Peixe and her tales were written by Joao Carlos Abreu. It was one of the first houses/cafes to be involved in the painted doors project and it celebrates the literary traditions of Madeira and Funchal's Old Town in particular.

It was a seriously hot morning and they serve a welcoming beer. Like other reviewers, I stayed on for a snack and I will certainly be going back.

The fish cakes are wonderful - and I also have my eye on their octopus. But that's for another day.......

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Rio Maior, Portugal
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Stopped for a beer and stayed for dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Found this little restaurant/bar while strolling down the RUA SANTA MARIA looking at the wonderfully painted doors. It`s hard work so a beer was calling.
We saw what others were eating and decided to stay for dinner it all looked so good. So impressed we ate there again on a second night. Great atmosphere, wonderful food. We will be back

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Quirky”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

We ate here in the afternoon, great value food, nice beer and good service!

Visited June 2012
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Sydney
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“Magic place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

It is a lovely place to enjoy a special night or just to hang out with good company.
Wonderful drinks, food, music, poetry and exquisite atmosphere!

Visited May 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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“Bar Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

This is a lovely Place Very reasonable prices great cocktails and fishcakes to die for one of the best places ive eaten in Funchal.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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