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Doca do Cavacas

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Rua Ponta da Cruz | Ponta de Cruz, Funchal, Madeira 9000-103, Portugal
+351 291 762 057
10:30 - 00:00
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Tue - Sun 10:30 - 00:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend the catch of the day...very dry...boiled vegetables and cold potatoes. When paying was told it was 1.2kg...for 2 people!!! We ate very little and was totally disappointed. Will not return. The location is very nice.

Thank M150
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Location by the sea is superb but the food is not so. We had a chewy octopus in vinaigrette and were recommended the grilled catch of the day for main course but it was unseasoned and dry, served with boiled to death veg and old potatoes. We ate very little and explained to the staff about the dry fish but... More 

Romsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Sitting in the open air under an umbrella watching the sun set over Cabo Girau while eating a superb fish platter is difficult to beat. Go and enjoy. We have on many occasions.

Thank bumps94
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The service was excellent. Seafood was terrific. We just ordered a bunch of appetizers and shared. Shrimp and mussels were so good. I'm not usually a dessert person, but the ice cream cake was delicious. A beautiful place to go and watch the sunset. Highly recommend.

Thank Santorini Dreamin'
Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This place was located not far from our hotel and so we tried it on the off-chance. You walk down quite an incline to this place and it hangs off the cliffs and so has a completely unobstructed sea view and at about 7:30 just as you get your starters the sun goes down over the horizon and lays a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We were recommended to eat here by a local as it serves wonderful fish. Which it does. We had booked for the terrace but it was extremely windy that evening so we went inside which was more of a cafe atmosphere. There would be good sunset views but as we had the same view from our hotel window this was... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We kept hearing how good this was so we decided we only wanted a short walk from the hotel.We decided to have the mixed fish as I don't like shellfish and specifically asked for no carrots. It consisted of red snapper, papaguayo,sea bass,prawns and mussels and the vegetables were boiled potatoes with skins, sweet potato, a quarter of cabbage ,courgette... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We have just got back from a wonderful meal here. Fantastic fresh fish, great service lovely atmosphere.

Thank riverresident
Georgetown, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went here twice once for lunch and once for dinner. This restaurant is on the side of a cliff along the promenade and features a beautiful setting over the ocean and fresh fish. The garlic aoli fresh cut fries are amazing and any seafood that we tried was very fresh with great flavor. Highly recommended. Full of local people... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Wow what a place the four of us went for a evening meal here we sat on the rooftop overlooking the sea the food was just fantastic and huge me and my friend shared a 1/2 lobster and a very very large king prawn as they only had 1 lobster left this suggestion by the waitress was just right as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Ponta da Cruz | Ponta de Cruz, Funchal, Madeira 9000-103, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 762 057

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?