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Review of Casal Da Penha

Casal Da Penha
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Ranked #24 of 644 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $30
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Nice restaurant on the first floor - beautifully decorated. Next door to Quinta da Penya de Franca. Fettucini with prawns and salmon excellent.

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Reviewed July 30, 2014

Nice staff and outside terrace. Vegetable soup was uninspired. It had passed the blender and was just a brown fluid. Tasted little, needed a lot of salt + pepper. Not impressed by seafood pasta, either. A decent amount of seafood. Lots of cream. Plain, seemed like the chef had opted for the easy way and poured on a lot of cream, not anything a bad chef like myself coldn't have done. Waited appx 15 minutes to pay. All in all a disappointing experience taking the hype and price into account. A weak 3.

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Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Are here due to the good TA reviews. We were greeted by a surly bald waiter who did not crack a smile. We were shown up to the roof terrace which is very nice.

I ordered the sea bream which was lovely. My wife had the lasagne which was nice, and my two boys had ravioli and chicken with mushroom, which they liked. I had a glass of house white which was really nice.

We hated the fact that smoking is allowed, as having to smell the stench of cigarettes while you are eating is not nice, especially when the smoker does not smoke when they are eating. The owners need to take on board that the smokers are a minority, and if they wish to smoke make them go elsewhere.

The deserts we did not bother with as they are very basic brought in and not very appealing, which is a shame.

We would eat here again as the mains were so nice, but the owners really should look at the issues above as they can make a big difference

Thank Richfo1
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Reviewed July 19, 2014

We ate here 3 times during our short holiday in a Funchal. As always, the fish dishes are the best here. The seafood soup is a joy. The espada with Spanish sauce is also excellent. The setting on the high balcony is spectacular. The prices are reasonable for the quality of the food. Some nights the €16 menu (at other restaurants) can be acceptable but the quality is not there.

For us staying at the Regency Club, this was our local.

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Thank clnwrgh
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

Lovely setting on the roof terrace, staff very attentive and knowledgable.
Food v/good but in the round slightly let down by price.
This was our most expensive meal of our weeks stay in funchal, having eaten out every evening, we felt a little bit disappointed as we tried here from a trip advisor trawl and the majority of recommendations were very positive.
I think because of the location/proximity to large hotels there is an attitude of "we can charge a premium"

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Thank DaveB3656
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