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Rua Ponta da Cruz | Ponta de Cruz, Funchal, Madeira 9000-103, Portugal
291 762 057
10:30 am - 12:00 am
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Tue - Sun 10:30 am - 12:00 am
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always wanted to try this place, but we were very disappointed..! It looks nice and the view is great, but the food was not good. I had a fishsoup start with - NO THANKS - It tasted just like dishwater (soapy) and I had to send it back. I told the waitress - no reaction, she just took the plate... More 

Thank TheGreatDane46
Sasolburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a few days at the tidal pool and made use of thee Beach bar regularly. The team that is running the pool bar is a hard working team and always friendly. Very good setting

Thank Boschenvaal
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We always include atleast one meal here during our holiday in Madeira. Invariably we end up opting for the seafood platter - which is exceptional value for money and that is without allowing for the setting which is at times breath taking as you watch the sun set across the sea . In short we love it!!!

Thank richjet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We only had a range of starters plus some salad and their special fries. It was perfect evening, the sun just setting. Very special the "lapas", a sort of rock clinging snail. The only disappointment were the ice creams (big brand only), but we really came for the seafood!

Thank kstaerk
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On holiday at a nearby hotel for a couple of week with relatives and went a few times on their recommendation. A couple of times in the evening and also at lunchtime - If you are a non fish eating person, go to the pizza place across the road! As there were 4 adults in the group we had a... More 

Thank Alex170960
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking forward to dining at this restaurant, given the good reviews it had obtained. The location is fantastic, with a great view of the sea and rugged coastline. However, the food was definitely not up to standard - the fish was tasteless and the vegetables were soggy. The staff was not friendly and we had the feeling we... More 

Thank 493ceciliaf
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rating of average is a little unfair. I would like to have rated it as good but it is certainly not very good. The best thing about our experience here was the location. We visited on advice from a guide book and perhaps was expecting too much. The meals we both had were fine but we enjoyed better meals... More 

Thank Lee T
Tring, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you book as the best place to eat is on the roof terrace. Dont bother going if you dont like seafood - but if you do its a must to visit.

Thank BaronvonCwinddell
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had read the reviews and found ourselves near it after walking from the centre. Decided to sit outside - got hot once the sun fell below the thin clouds. Waitress seemed grumpy but was good fun. Not a huge selection but quality was great. Garlic bread was delicious as first taste and it got better. Fish rice for two was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We stopped here for a quick lunch whilst on a walk along the promenade to Praia Formosa. Great location but food and service decidedly average.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Soups, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Ponta da Cruz | Ponta de Cruz, Funchal, Madeira 9000-103, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: 291 762 057

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