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Doca do Cavacas

Rua Ponta da Cruz 66, Funchal, Madeira 9000-103, Portugal
+351 291 762 057
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (60 reviews)
“prawns” (33 reviews)
“sea food” (11 reviews)
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Bar, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rua Ponta da Cruz 66, Funchal, Madeira 9000-103, Portugal
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Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

Terrible food, rude and uninterested waiters and waitresses. What a shame, for such a beautiful location.

Thank Gobel H
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed three meals here over our three week visit. The fish is amazing, best bread on the island. The staff are very friendly, and we were made to feel very welcome. Looking forward to our next visit.

1  Thank eileenmartin12017
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Pleasant food and nice views but an issue arose with the Halifax MasterCard. Their machine(card provider Millenium Bcp twice came up with 'card invalid' I rang Halifax who assured me that there was no card problem with me, the difficulty was with the card machine...More

Thank pheaster
Reviewed January 27, 2018

Doca do Cavacas- a brilliant fish restaurant tucked away on the sea front below the old Madeira Palacio hotel. It’s on the sea front walk to Camara de Lobos just before the tunnel . Ignore the Tripadvisor comments about poor service. The ladies are lovely...More

Thank youngandfiftyish
Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

We were attracted by the position and the menu outside and booked a table inside for dinner and had high expectations. Well what a mistake! The atmosphere was appalling with four waiting staff just hanging around with one like the gestapo. The social skills of...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

I always visit this restaurant 3/4 times during our visit to Maderia. The food is excellent and service is great. The climb back up hill never seems great after meal.

Thank David O
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Lovely position, with fabulous views...and lovely food too!! We both had the Scabbard fish, and really enjoyed it. Also tried the octopus.....another good choice.

Thank carol l
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Every visit to Madeira we have our final lunch at Cavacas, walking the promenade enjoying two pit stops along the way . Arriving at 2 pm on a super blue day we surrounded ourselves with fish soup , clams , sardines , devilled gambas ,...More

Thank Nick E
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Location, location, location, we are told is the key to everything. We had lunch here and although the food we had (simple, grilled fish) was really good, it is the location that makes this place wonderful. We ate on the terrace, a corner table overlooking...More

Thank gloandbob
Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

Superb location with magnificent views of the natural swimming pools and waves crashing onto the rocks. Great coastline also in view. A beautiful restaurant in an equally beautiful setting - it was a joy to dine here. We particularly enjoyed the octopus starter. Highly recommend.

Thank Karen P
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May 19, 2016|
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Response from blackrose1583 | Reviewed this property |
Quite steep but easier via the ramp - 1 minute down and 3 back up!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $19
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
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 66, Funchal, Madeira 9000-103, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 762 057
Beach bar with good ambient music and a fantastic sunset. Fresh cocktails, sandwiches in traditional bread always with fresh and healthy products. Friendliness and good ambiance.
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