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O Portao

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Rua Portao de Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went 4 times to this very good restaurant. Service is superb and very friendly. The food is typical Madeira fare, very well cooked.

Thank Frances010
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By chance we picked this restaurant out of so many around it... the food was excellent, as were the staff. This one's a certainty for our return to Madeira...

Thank Phillip R
Miami Beach, Florida
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here because of the high rating on TripAdvisor, but even though the staff is very friendly this place is not 4.5 stars. Food is just fine, Madeira style scabbard and octopus were tasteful. They use a lot of garlic in their dishes. Also a bit of a tourist place, but looking at the street this is exactly what... More 

Thank 410jorisb
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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having eaten here in 2016, we decided to go again for their lunchtime specials that offer fresh fish at a reasonable price. My wife had fresh sardines and I had Dorado, both with salad and chips plus a glass of wine each. With a coffee at the end, the bill was 22 euros. Good for people watching on a sunny... More 

Thank JDD1956
Tickhill, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited many restaurants during our visit to Funchal and this was one of the best. We were recommended the garlic bread but this was a little disappointing. The main courses made up for it. My skewered beef was excellent and cooked medium as requested. Flo had the rabbit stew ( an option not seen on many menus) and she... More 

Thank Alan B
Congleton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food. Nice location very friendly staff and good service. Excellent value for money. Recommend the sardines fries and Salad with a glass of wine for 8.50

Thank davepotts1
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here several times on our last trip to Funchal and it is still our favourite. We visited twice last week and the scabbard with passion fruit and banana is still the best! Can't wait for our next trip!

Thank TrueBrit1
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Whenever we come to Madeira, this is our first stop. The restaurant specialises in authentic local food, prepared in the traditional way. I am a fan of their homemade garlic bread (an original family recipe, cannot be found in any other restaurant), the limpets, the scabbard fish with banana and curry and their seafood recipes. The also offer an interesting... More 

Thank Hera101
Namur, Belgium
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Drawn by the fact that no staff were inviting us in, we found O Portào a sanctuary in a street full of restaurants with very pushy staff! Excellent fresh food served in a variety of menus that include a glass of wine. Bill for two with a bottle of water was under €20! Incredible value! Come here for a great... More 

Thank Timdenamur
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Have been visiting here over the past 17 years. Brilliant service attentive but not too much. Visited twice this time, would have been more but they closed for Christmas. Same chef and staff so that says a lot. Well done to all enjoy a well deserved rest. Happy Christmas Linda and Michael

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Portao de Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: 351291221125

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?