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Jungle Rain Cafe

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Sitio do Ovil - Paul da Serra, Calheta, Madeira 9370-999, Portugal
+351 291 820 150
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Dining options: Lunch, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: Jungle Rain Restaurant is the only one on the island, which tries to...
Jungle Rain Restaurant is the only one on the island, which tries to resemble the most hidden jungle on the planet.

The restaurant is unique in Europe, as its decoration and theme environment simulate a tropical forest. The “robot” animals, the trees and decorative plants, and the special effects with background music recreate a genuine “forest” that makes your meal a very special and unforgettable experience.
There, you can closely observe the behavior and the wild roaring of several animals in their habitats, such as the lion, gorillas, an elephant, the anaconda or a crocodile. Simulated thunderstorm, fog and rain complete the scenery and give it a more realistic touch.

We offers you the best in traditional Madeiran and Portuguese cuisine, as well as special dishes of wild meat.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Don't go here!

Ordered the world worst pizza here. Undercooked, sloppy and totally over priced.. Nearly fell over backwards when I got the bill. Total and utter rip off. They taking advantage of tourist as there really is no other option close by. If I had to go again, I would have bought a twix and a packet of... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Carmen W
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Ordered the world worst pizza here. Undercooked, sloppy and totally over priced.. Nearly fell over backwards when I got the bill. Total and utter rip off. They taking advantage of tourist as there really is no other option close by. If I had to go again, I would have bought a twix and a packet of crisps.

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Thank Carmen W
Johannesburg
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Went there for a coffee and I went inside to see their cakes. The cake stand happens to be next to the toilet door and the only thing one of the waiters could say was, in Portuguese, "Oh look at her! She just wants to use the toilet" There is a sign saying the loos are only for patrons. Surely... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

They didn`t give us bill and cheated. Not nice, felt stupid. Meat was roar, like chewing gum. Wouldn`t go there again.

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Thank Thomas M
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaurant during an organised mini-bus tour and the location on a mountain plateau is superb , with the mists and clouds swirling around the location. We had an organised pre arranged meal and were not expecting very much and were pleasantly surprised. The potato and cabbage soup does not sound inspiring , but was very good especially... More 

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Thank davdor
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The place itself was very nice but my salad had sliced chicken in, which was very clearly completely raw in the middle. The waitress took it back to be re-cooked (I'd have preferred a new one) and returned without an apology or any sort of offer on the bill.

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Thank EllenRoCo
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Stopped off here as part of a Thomson arranged trip. Included in the price of the whole day trip was a 3 course lunch at the Jungle Rain. Very tired and dated place; toilets filthy and smelly. Food - where do I start? Starter was a broth with some sort of meat in it, disgusting. Main was a claggy clump... More 

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Thank SLockALock
Anglesey, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Despite all the poor reports, we visited again to sample their barbequed Madeiran sausages. We'd been out all day and were feeling peckish. The waitress came over shortly after we sat down and we ordered one portion between the two of us since we knew from our previous visit that that would be more than enough. No problem, she brought... More 

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1 Thank The_Bogieman
Dorset, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Stopped here on a very foggy day for lunch included in a jeep safari trip. Three course lunch of lovely wholesome soup, choice of chicken or fish and I had the chicken which was excellent, followed by pancake with chocolate sauce. This was all served with a smile and with no unacceptable delays. On a foggy day this place was... More 

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1 Thank Gypsy008
Lancashire
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159 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Called in here for a three course lunch as part of a trip with Thompson holidays. Service was excellent food was amazing great quality and plenty of it. The are animated jungle animals scattered around the room and when turned on make a lot of noise! Luckily they were only on for a short time. We really enjoyed it here... More 

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1 Thank Lancs7
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

It was a friend's birthday and we stopped for some coffee and maybe a slice of cake. I asked her if the cake was fresh and she said, yes of course, its always fresh. Ordered two slices of cake, one a biscuit cake and the other lemon tart. The biscuit was hard and dry. The lemon number not too bad.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sitio do Ovil - Paul da Serra, Calheta, Madeira 9370-999, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Calheta
  • Phone Number: +351 291 820 150

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 32
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Jungle Rain Restaurant is the only one on the island, which tries to resemble the most hidden jungle on the planet.

The restaurant is unique in Europe, as its decoration and theme environment simulate a tropical forest. The “robot” animals, the trees and decorative plants, and the special effects with background music recreate a genuine “forest” that makes your meal a very special and unforgettable experience.
There, you can closely observe the behavior and the wild roaring of several animals in their habitats, such as the lion, gorillas, an elephant, the anaconda or a crocodile. Simulated thunderstorm, fog and rain complete the scenery and give it a more realistic touch.

We offers you the best in traditional Madeiran and Portuguese cuisine, as well as special dishes of wild meat.

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