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“Very Nice”

Restaurante O Tapassol Terrace
Ranked #47 of 606 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Tynemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very Nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

I am never let down in Madeira. The service, food and price was great as always.

If you visit the old town there is a multitude of restaurants to choose from. I find this particular restaurant and the next 2 restaurants, which belong to same company, offer excellent service and value for money.

The waiters are polite, speak excellent english and entertaining in their mannerisms.

You quite often get a free liquor at the start and end of meal.

I am not saying it is 5★ but well cooked and tasty food. Espetada and Espada is lovely. Fish is a must have and the meat is so tasty and tender.

Happy Days!

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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great place to go for a meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

We really enjoyed our meal here and would definitely visit again should we find ourselves in Madeira. The service was friendly and efficient, the food was really tasty (with a special mention for the fish dishes which were beautifully cooked) and the wine was good too.

Visited May 2013
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Belper, Derbyshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
“Nice Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Anther good Restaurant in this area of the old town in Funchal. Put up with the staff pestering you to have a meal, They all do but it is good natured, the food, especially the skewered meats, is very nice and you could well get a free drink before and after your meal. Recommended cost with wine around 45 Euro.

Visited February 2014
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good food, good wine, wonderful staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

O Tapassol is our favourite restaurant in Funchal. We have just had two weeks holiday there and ate at O T six times. The sea bass is simply grilled to perfection and is expertly filleted if you so wish. The Madeiran speciality Espetadas (beef on skewers) is succulent and tasty. The chocolate mousse and the cheese platter with 'salary' is to die for. But what makes this restaurant special is the wonderful staff all of whom speak several languages and look after their customers with love and care. We'll be back!

Visited January 2014
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good meal - one of the places to find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

We went to the OTapassol as a second choice as we couldn't get a meal at our first choice of the night. As a second choice it felt like we had won the lottery.
The staff were friendly,knowledgeable and most importantly to me unobtrusive - there is nothing worse in my opinion than having someone asking you if everything is alright every few minutes.
As soon as we were shown our seats - try and get the terrace - we were left alone unless we wanted service - a lesson a lot of restaurants could learn.
The free aperitif of a glass of Madeira is a nice gesture - as is the free digestif at the end of the meal.
My partner had the lamb whilst I had the sea bass - both were cooked to perfection. The cheese dessert was a class act - well worth the price of the meal on its own.
O Tapassol is ideally situated for anyone visiting Funchal - and is well worth finding.

  • Visited January 2014
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