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O Portao

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Rua Portao De Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-249, Portugal
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Salerno, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Average service, low value for money. The table outside was unstable, and it made it difficult to eat. We paid 4 euros for bread (!!) and 4 euros for a small glass of poncha. Good salmon carpaccio, but the black scabbard fish with bananas and passion fruit sauce was inaccurate (so sweet that you can't taste the fish, too much... More 

Thank Giambattista91
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lot of customers, this is a good tip when it comes to restaurant. We ordered sea snails with garlic and butter, fish soup. For main course fish scabbard with banana and skewers of various pieces of fish and of potatos and salads. Price not high we will certainly return, the service very friendly and nice.I came there through mobile... More 

Thank Pawelpozmix
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had promised in 2010, when we were last in Funchal, that we would come back to O Portao for dinner. It may be me, but there seems to be an even greater variety of good, local restaurants in Funchal, but this is still one of the best, and fair value. Very nice staff - professionally run: will always be... More 

Thank ESB-UK
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

jst popped in for a light lunch they did a few special offers we ordered sardines with salad and fries well needless to say we did not require any dinner that night all for 8 euros and a free glass of wine

Thank jeff b
Kettering, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sorry to say that we were disappointed with this restaurant having seen it's good reviews. It did not live up to them in comparison to others of a lower rating. Maybe it was our choice of food but when it was presented on the plate it did not look very appetising. The interior was very pleasant and reflected old Madeira... More 

Thank Merle L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Strolled past and couldn't resist their lunch special, we had two fresh fish dishes with a glass of wine for under 10€ each. Friendly atmosphere with pressure free staff. Definitely return again soon before we go home.

Thank stuart72
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here last week & the food is great. My wife had the prawns & I had the beef carpaccio & for the mains we went for the fillet beef chef style for two people, but were a little confused when it was service as it was two individual cut of meat, so we don't know why its only... More 

Thank Nick_BWales
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was here three times in a row - tuna, dorada, squid - was very good every time. I especially liked the fish soup as a starter. The garlic bread is very nice. The house wine is affordable and prevents a headache the next morning. General recommendation!

Thank Philipp S
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for some of the lunch offers but my wife and daughter ended up choosing from the main menu. While we waited for out mains we tried some of the sweet potato garlic bread. It was divine. I would drop by here for the bread alone. For mains my wife and daughter chose the scabbard fish with banana, almonds... More 

Thank Mark F
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of our favourite Funchal restaurants, the food is always lovely and the service is excellent and there is a very nice selection of wine. It is very pleasant to sit outside watching the world go by as you eat. Alberto, Carlos and Ernesto run an excellent restaurant.

Thank Sue6676

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Portao De Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-249, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: 291221125

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?