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X Tonel Restaurante

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Estrada Monumental 188-lj 17, Funchal, Madeira 9000-098, Portugal
+351 291 773 247
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had eaten in this restaurant a few years ago when it was called O Tonel and the food was quite good. However, on this occasion the meal was terrible. We were a group of five and none of the group could eat their meal,and sent it back.It was completely unacceptable to get five meals wrong. To make matters worse... More 

Thank ayr19
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended to us by some other visitors to this fabulous restaurant. We wanted to try the famous Espetada and we weren't disappointed, Succulent beef washed down with some local wine. Great food, great service and value for money. Recommended.

Thank WHWWales
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been to maderia many times we only found this gem on our last holiday. The food and service was so good that we visited 3 times in a week. It was the first time i had had octopus and now i am a convert. Staff are friendly and helpful. Food is fantastic and very reasonable. I can definitely recommend... More 

Thank moggies95
Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we were only staying round the corner we didn't discover this restaurant until the penultimate evening of our holiday. We were greeted enthusiastically and made to feel very welcome. The food was superb - I had the grilled espada and my husband the battered cod, chips and mushy peas. The food is freshly cooked and well presented and generous... More 

Thank Pennyj21
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always like to eat lots of local cuisine when we travel, but having been in Madeira for 4 weeks, the call of a Sunday roast was strong, and when we passed this place on a stroll one day towards the end of our trip we thought, why not. So we did... and it was better than any English pub... More 

Thank Lynne D
Stafford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were warmly welcomed back to this restaurant by the two main front of restaurant staff. They are so good that they have expanded into the next door unit. We went three times during our 2 week stay in Funchal. On each occasion, the food was of exceptional quality and good value bearing in mind the high quality. Totally recommended... More 

Thank Robert R
London UK
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has recently expanded taking on the premises next door, but you still need to book a table, that in itself is a recommendation. The menu is a mix of European and Maderian food, although we stuck mainly to the local menus. The quality and equanimity was excellent and the hosts were very friendly. I can also recommend the... More 

Thank PhilCowen
Bicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just returned from a fantastic week in Madeira. Whilst my wife and I were there we returned to this restaurant which has become our favourite place to eat. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and the food is excellent value for money. We have already booked a table for ourselves and our friends when we return to Madeira in... More 

Thank brk50
Darlington, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Always call here for some meals as the food is excellent, beautifully cooked and presented and the staff are brilliant. We have just visited again and were welcomed like old friends which was so nice....thank you very much for that. We also got to meet the chef and could compliment him on his excellent cooking. Looking forward to seeing you... More 

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Great little restaurant and well worth a visit. Came here first 2 years ago and found it to be the best place we had eaten at during our week stay. This time we have already eaten here twice and booked again for our last night on Sunday 19 March 2017. The portions are very generous and the prices are very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Portuguese, International
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada Monumental 188-lj 17, Funchal, Madeira 9000-098, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 773 247
On the road out of Funchal towards the former Football Ground

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