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“Great Fish”
Review of Jaquet

Jaquet
Ranked #65 of 688 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed April 23, 2014

We had choosen this Restaurant after having seen the Reviews on tripadvisor. It is located in the old city and is actually easy to find. We were there on Thursday before Easter. As we arrived at the Restaurant it was closed but seen a sign that said they opened at 7pm. We waited in a Snack bar around the corner (also recommended). We went inside. It is very simple which some people may think it cant be good and you can see the kitchen. There are wooden tables and chairs. Everything very simple. We had the Dorade with potatoes and vegetables. It was delicious. I can only recommend this place. We returned on Saturday afternoon only to find a line outside the Restaurant which made it impossible to get a table. We were glad that we were there already days before. For our dinner we paid less than 30 Euro.

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3  Thank gelbroeschen
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

Excellent fish, full of flavour.Lots of character. Local go there - a well known eating place in old town

1  Thank chriswilliams186273
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Small place, wooden tables and stools, mama in the kitchen, papa waiting tables, no other help. Amazing couple, they know what they're doing, must have been doing it a long time to get it so perfect. Papa takes the orders and tells mama about what food to cook. Doesn't use a pen and paper until it's time to pay. Then he get his little notebook out and writes down what you had, and gets it right!
He talks all the time, probably to remind himself of the different orders, and when to get the food from mama in the open kitchen.
The food (only fish and seafood) is good. Papa will even fillet the dorada if you ask him. I had gambas. The vegetables and fried potatoes come in small, medium and large portions. We chose small, one of each for the two of us. More than enough. Next time we'll go for a medium fried potatoes, because they were delicious, with herbs and seasalt.
For dessert we had a verdelho (medium dry madeira wine) with the coffee.
Excellent meal, excellent entertainment.

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1  Thank mollandaise
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

The food was absolutely amazing. The restaurant seems to be run by a husband and wife. The wife is the cook and indeed deserves plenty of credit as all three of us left completely satisfied. We had a short wait for the food, but it was most definitely worth it. The value was also good, we left having eaten and drank well for under 50 euros total. We ordered lapas, a fish dish, a vegetable platter, and fried potatoes with garlic, spices, and olive oil (amazing). Would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Funchal. It is definitely the best meal we have had here. Visit Jaquet and have your taste buds fulfilled.

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Thank Ryan P
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

Not sure I want to tell you too much or next time I visit Madeira, I may find that's Jaquet has expanded into a 3 storey, same as others eaterie with ghastly photos of 'dishes' outside.
Really the other reviews say it all.
Just great, no,pretension just good simple food, well cooked.

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1  Thank Gypsy008
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