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Taberna Do Petisco


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner

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We inform that we will be closed during the month of MAY for maintenance and expansion of our space. We will reopen in June with great news. We apologize for the inconvenience.
$6 - $11
Lunch, Dinner
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews tapas shrimp sandwich garlic bread fried maize meat skewers fries scabbard fish great atmosphere amazing food worth the wait local meat tourists and locals nice waiter lovely dinner local rum waiting for a table
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Restaurant is great. The staff is friendly, the food is cheap but supertasty and the portions are huge. Also try the homemade poncha!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank LaraE379
Reviewed May 10, 2019

Very good place to grab a plate of tapas to share while sitting on the outside. Chopped scabbard fish for €12.00 and a beer were also just fine. Note that this place does not have deserts on the menu. Tapas, toasts, sandwiches, seafood and meat...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank dmitri58
Reviewed April 1, 2019

Firstly I must mention Paulo, he was friendly and attentive and served our food with style. Varied age group made the atmosphere feel like we were at home, portions are on the large size so make sure not to eat anything before you visit. The...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Dsmart456
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

Have been to this place a couple of times and the food is always great and service very friendly, can get busy at certain times of day but we'll worth waiting for a table.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Madeiraislandnews
Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

Yes, there is a long wait before seated. It is very busy and very popular with the locals. The food has always been amazing! I go to Madeira very often as I have family there. And this restaurant is the number one place I go...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lguvia
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

The food is exceptional, the portions are very pleasant, the price is incredibly accessible and the service is great, with attentive staff! Totally recommended, and it is definitely worth of the waiting!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank franciscotelo007
Reviewed March 12, 2019 via mobile

A nice place in the centre of the small town Santa Cruz. The shrimps are highly recommended here! Good place for snacks.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Norina K
Reviewed March 5, 2019

We visited lunchtime and were pleasantly surprised on every turn. We were not looking for a big meal just a small lunch and not expecting much after just ordering a sandwich. How wrong we were! The portions were large and absolutely delicious served in traditional...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank David D
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Nice ambience, service is great. Nice variety of good food. Nice for families to enjoy a lovely dinner with TV screens /.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Zita P
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

It’s a fantastic little gem , I’ve stayed in Santa Cruz for a week and was fantastic . We’ve been at petisco every day mostly for poncha witch is a traditional drink from Madeira and had the occasional dinner, the food is fantastic from seafood...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Anne W
January 1, 2019|
Response from trev0r1962 | Reviewed this property |
I have eaten there 3 times in the last week, not as a vegetarian. What I recall is there are only a couple of different cheese dishes, a sweet potato dish, corn fries and bread. There wasn't much difference in their menu... More
Mike R
October 1, 2017|
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