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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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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is exquisitely placed almost on the ocean, you descend through intriguing stairs leading you to a perfectly located terrasse. Enjoy this. Have a glass of wine. Even a quick cold snack, hors d'oeuvre style, if you dare. But don't dine there. The food is unexpectedly bad. Poor ingredients and poorly prepared. Save your appetite for somewhere else. But... More 

Thank adamlerougester
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful location overlooking the sea in three directions. The fish skewer was mainly seafood rather than fish: squid, king prawns and two cubes of fish. The smoky dressing gave an odd tang to it all which was not great and the fish was tough. Some of the salad was under ripe although all was fresh. The wine, bread and olive... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When you want to treat yourself to a sumptuous lunch in Funchal, there is nowhere better than the Doca. There is plenty to choose from on the menu but we would recommend the mixed fish platter for two people. This is a great selection of really fresh and delicious seafood. The location is ideal (if you don't mind the steps);... More 

Thank brianandpatricia2015
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at this café for a snack during a walk of the promenade (about an hour's walk each way) - and the views, the service and the cheap price made it a perfect place to relax for a while.

Thank HilaryLyndon
Leicester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The setting for this fish restaurant couldn't be any nearer the sea. Even indoors the windows are open to a wonderful view right on the rocks. We originally intended to eat dinner here one evening but it didn't quite fit in our plan. As we were so keen to eat here at least once we managed to fit lunch in... More 

Thank Mattie364
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant specialises in fresh fish and has a reasonably varied menu to suit all tastes. Right on the coast with wonderful views out to see and also the cliffs of Camara de Lobos. The food is well presented and beautifully cooked and there is a romantice atmosphere in the restaurant. We go there every year during our 3 week... More 

Thank Madbowler186368
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Ordered fresh fish & prawns but didn't eat most of it as smothered in some sort of spicy tomato looking sauce. Deserts were mostly out of a packet, not freshly made, didn't order any. Just asked for the bill and left quickly.

Thank Steve B
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Super evening in this atmospheric restaurant. Slick service by waiters we have know for several years. Limpets on a skillet superb starter. Fish and vegetables local specialities? Maracuija pudding! Yummy! 3 of us had 2 bottles of house wine!!

Thank Susan H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We came on the recommendation of a local and were not disappointed. Service was quick, cheerful and courteous. We ordered fish soup, a mixed seafood grill and grilled sardines and a half bottle of wine to go with the meal. As with such fresh produce the taste was superb. There was nothing to fault. We left feeling satisfied!

Thank Dunedain
Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The fish was really good and tasty and we will never forget the fantastic oceanview. It was a little bit expensive, but worth it.

Thank korneliabuelau

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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, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
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?