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“The best meat skewers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Tokos Restaurant

Tokos Restaurant
Ranked #62 of 606 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Helsinki,Finland
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“The best meat skewers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

We were shy to enter; the outside decor was a bit overwhelming to say the least with gnomes, elves, flowers what have you on Christmas display. Out came the chef, Filipe, a true polyglot, who spoke 5 languages at an accelerating speed and convinced us to come in. And what a treat! It is a tiny restaurant with lot of action, chaotic almost, with the chef and three waiters running madly around. The chef is proud of the fish and pushes the fish trolley around to let everybody see the freshness and quality. I couldn't stop laughing it was such a menace, but most importantly without a doubt the best meal we had on Madeira, and the best tomato soup ever! Loved the soup, the salad, the meat, the vine and the bill didn't make us cry either. Unfortunately we found the place on our last night, otherwise we would have had all our meals there. It seemed that a dinner reservation is a must but unlike some other restaurants, they managed to fit everybody in without any complaints or problems. LOVED the place!

  • Visited December 2013
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Koblenz, Germany
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Close to perfection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

Absolutely excellent fish, but the steak ordernd as medium was well done at first, and rare later. Nice ambiete, and an entertaining host

Visited December 2013
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Leanyfalu, Hungary
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

Rich menu, top quality processing. Fish and seafood outstanding. Small but comfortable restaurant, committed chef/owner.

  • Visited December 2013
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high peak, derbyshire, uk
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85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013

A great little place. Excellent fresh fish, eccentric and greatly entertaining owner/chef. A place well worth seeking out.

  • Visited November 2013
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Superb fish with character”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

Small charismatic restaurant, the chef Philipe is pretty unique but serves up some of the best fish we have experienced.
Go with the recommendations for a great meal with matched wine. We spoke to several other patrons who also regard it as superb with a visit here being first on their agenda when visiting Madeira

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Martin D
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