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“Lovely, small and friendly” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro a Tartaruga

Bistro a Tartaruga
Largo do corpo santo no.6-8, Funchal, Madeira 9050-075, Portugal
+(351)291619117
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Ranked #314 of 428 Restaurants in Funchal
Cuisines: Fusion
Description: ZONA VELHA DA CIDADEIf you want a bit of a connection with the old country then you could try the Restaurante A Tartaruga which is in the Old Town and literally just over the wall...Delicious Food with a Full BarTo accompany your meal or your time in our restaurant , we also feature a full-service bar with a domestic and imported beer and wine and a wide selection of regional liquors. "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemmingway Portuguese saying "A mulher e a sardinha querem-se da mais pequenina" means "Women and sardines, you want them to be small". Just a little food for thought ,a good cocktail menu MUST contain a few fresh cocktails ideas that no other place has to offer,,,reservations. Accepted.
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Description: ZONA VELHA DA CIDADEIf you want a bit of a connection with the old country then you could try the Restaurante A Tartaruga which is in the Old Town and literally just over the wall...Delicious Food with a Full BarTo accompany your meal or your time in our restaurant , we also feature a full-service bar with a domestic and imported beer and wine and a wide selection of regional liquors. "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemmingway Portuguese saying "A mulher e a sardinha querem-se da mais pequenina" means "Women and sardines, you want them to be small". Just a little food for thought ,a good cocktail menu MUST contain a few fresh cocktails ideas that no other place has to offer,,,reservations. Accepted.
Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Lovely, small and friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We actually went here twice, the food was excellent, especially the fish skewers and beef skewers. The service was friendly and helpful and they were lovely people. Would recommend to everyone.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Cheerful, charming and delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Pausing to browse the menu early in the evening we were given a friendly, unpushy and helpful overview of the menu. We liked the menu and liked the good-natured relaxed feel of the pitch, and were not disappointed with our choice. Our food (chicken in creamy mushroom sauce and a mixed fish skewer) was delicious and the atmosphere cheery and light hearted. How they turn out such good food from such a tiny kitchen I don't know!

Visited March 2014
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Ashtead
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94 reviews 94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Never Again”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We were enticed into this restaurant on our way to the old town. The wrong starter was brought for my wife and mine was not removed whilst the correct starter was prepared. As mine was hot I had to eat it and it was almost finished by the time my wife's starter arrived. The main course was OK but nothing special. The real problem came when we wanted to pay. Plastic was handed over but we were told that their machine had broken. I was escorted to a hole in the wall to extract cash for payment. That machine had run out of money. I was then escorted to another bank where cash was extracted and the bill ultimately paid. In my absence, my wife was told by another member of staff that they did not have a credit card facility, so someone was lying to us. This should have been made known at the outset and we would never go back here.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic service and great simple good value food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We were overwhelmed by restaurants trying to encourage us to eat in Funchal. The staff at this restaurant were gorgeous! Polite, friendly and wonderful attention to detail. The food was simple, well cooked and great value. We came back for three nights running and thoroughly enjoyed each meal. We will be back and you should visit!

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