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“Cosy, atmospheric bar with tapas” 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 #122 of 431 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $33
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Farnham UK
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184 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Cosy, atmospheric bar with tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Really interesting old bar on the street of doors. Recommended wine was excellent and so were the tapas on offer. Chorico flamed at the table, wrinkled potatoes all excellent. Tastiest lunch we had in Funchal.
Strongly recommended when you want a drink and bite to eat rather than a formal meal.

Visited March 2013
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Ham, United Kingdom
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203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 337 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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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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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37 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“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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