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“Our favourite Restaurant in Funchal ”
Review of Taberna Ruel

Taberna Ruel
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Sun, 10/20
8:00 PM
Ranked #81 of 808 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $61
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located on one of the oldest streets of Funchal, the Taberna Ruel Restaurant aim to be a mark in the historic center of Funchal. This location grants a special atmosphere so you can enjoy an unforgettable experience. Working with local ingredients of high quality, passion for what we do and innovative cooking techniques are what distinguishes us. The wine cellar with a wide selection of Portuguese wines are carefully framed in a secular cistern. The restaurant by its unique location in the heart of the Funchal historical center, was initially launched as Taberna da Esquina, today the restaurant is Taberna Ruel a natural evolution by the recognition of our guests to Richard Ruel great passion in the use of products from Madeira and its constant search for new flavors. The renovation of the building was awarded with the prize for "Heritage Recovery of Funchal City Historical Center - 2011" by the Municipality of Funchal.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, high quality ingredients, fish and seafood fresher than fresh. Very friendly and competent service. Huge variety of very good vines and the Poncha is delicious. We spent 3 evenings in one week here, each time we were very happy and full.
Muito Obrigado, Rosa - greetings from Vienna. Until next time ‍♂️‍♂️

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Christian2412
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Tiago T, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Taberna Ruel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us and enjoying our gastronomy, we always use quality products and we make our dishes with a lot of affection. As you liked, we thought you would like our other suggestions too, so do not forget to ask on a next visit, which we hope will be soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We shared a whole red snapper. It was bbq with salad and fries. Good puddings and friendly staff. Nice bottle of wine. V clean loo

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Alice P
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Tiago T, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Taberna Ruel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The entire Taberna Ruel restaurant team was very happy to read your words. We strive every day for our guests to have a wonderful experience of Madeira Island flavours. As we want to surprise you again positively, do not forget to ask for the day suggestions. See you later!



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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here on the recommendation of our guide and enjoyed it.
Service was attentive and food was good.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Rainsq
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Tiago T, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Taberna Ruel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us and enjoying our gastronomy, we always use quality products and we make our dishes with a lot of affection. As you liked, we thought you would like our other suggestions too, so do not forget to ask on a next visit, which we hope will be soon.



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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a food tour earlier in our holiday, and this place was one of the stops, we were impressed then, so decided to come back for a full meal and glad we did. Firstly the staff are so friendly, attentive and helpful. I would say the menu is predominantly sea food, but there are meats and other dishes available. We had grilled limpets, fish soup, tuna and fish kebab, cooked beautifully. All come with side dishes. Lovely wine list. All in all a great night.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank simoncF4048OL
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Tiago T, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Taberna Ruel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

In restaurant Taberna Ruel, we thank you very much for your comment. We are glad that you enjoyed. Our goal is to make you happy. We hope to see you soon!



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Reviewed September 12, 2019 via mobile

We’ve been coming here since 2016 and it has become our firm favourite. Paulo and the team offer excellent hospitality and a warm welcome. The food is excellent with a menu covering local and European style dishes. Both fish and meat are superb. The wine list is very good too. Something for everyone.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank nigsad
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Tiago T, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Taberna Ruel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It is a pleasure to read your comment. We got very happy thanks to clients like you, who make our lives happier. We hope you have felt like coming back because it will be a great pleasure to serve you again. Thank you!



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