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Bistro a Tartaruga

Largo Corpo Santo 6, Funchal, Madeira 9060-075, Portugal
+351 924 114 834
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
Travelers talk about
“chicken” (11 reviews)
“almond tart” (3 reviews)
“burgers” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Fusion
$$ - $$$
Largo Corpo Santo 6, Funchal, Madeira 9060-075, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Seems as if this place is run by a family. Daughter serves, brother helps put and mother cooks, while father - suppose make sure everything goes according to plan ? We just had soup and bread, but we were just looking for a snack. The...More

Thank Fritse Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little bistro doesn't look much but food is very very good. Their menu offers a wider range than those around it ..there's only so much fish and meat skewers you can take. The burgers are delightful. No fast food here. All cooked from fresh...More

Thank JEB5319
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a pleasure to revisit the Tartaruga during our recent stay on the island. We were warmly welcomed and felt very much at home. The food and the atmosphere make this a must for us when in Funchal. Do not miss trying the almond...More

Thank peter m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We choose this restaurant only due it looked so sympathetic. Food was good and stuff was helpful to make dishes with our hopes, small changes. Prices are medium level, not high. Place itself was nice and restful, we enjoyed staying there. Only thing that you...More

Thank Jorma M
Reviewed November 19, 2017

We thought we'd try a new restaurant, and the menu with its African dishes sounded interesting. To start with, we asked what the house white wine was like, and the waiter informed us that he never drinks white wine. Oh, Ok, that's helpful. My husband...More

Thank David and Anne W
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

After a nice walk around Funchal we wanted a light lunch and glass of wine. Found Tararuga near the Capela Do Corpo Santo church. Lovely home cooked food and excellent wine but not expensive. Very friendly and welcoming.

Thank MartinMcGraw
Reviewed November 3, 2017

Spoilt for choice with the number of restaurants in this area we chose this one as there was live music in the small 'square' area, and we could sit outside. The menu had plenty of choice and we settled on fish dishes for main, after...More

Thank Alan P
Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I recently ate at this restaurant. I found the choice of restaurants in the old town quite overwhelming and the lady made us feel very welcome on approach and didn't harass us like some of the other restaurants. The food was absolutely...More

Thank Natalie G
Reviewed October 30, 2017

We have been to this Bistro on several visits to Funchal while on cruises. This was the first time we went in the evening, the meal we had was really super. Starters of sardines, and shrimps. We went back for lunch the following day, my...More

Thank Christine T
Reviewed October 6, 2017

Found this little gem on the last day of our holiday. Service and atmosphere wonderful and our food was delicious. I had the maderia beef kebab and my partner has scabbard in mushroom sauce, fresh vegetables were cooked just right. Desserts were lovely. Would definitely...More

Thank HullUKGarfield
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Corpo Santo 6, Funchal, Madeira 9060-075, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 924 114 834
ZONA VELHA DA CIDADEIf you want a bit of a connection with the old country then you could try the Restaurante A Tartaruga which is in the Old Town and literally just over the wall...Delicious Food with a Full BarTo accompany your meal or your time in our restaurant , we also feature a full-service bar with a domestic and imported beer and wine and a wide selection of regional liquors. "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemmingway Portuguese saying "A mulher e a sardinha querem-se da mais pequenina" means "Women and sardines, you want them to be small". Just a little food for thought ,a good cocktail menu MUST contain a few fresh cocktails ideas that no other place has to offer,,,reservations. Accepted.
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