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“Fixed menu a retrograde step.”
Review of Casa Portuguesa

Casa Portuguesa
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Ranked #157 of 620 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Casa Portuguesa was established in the year 2000 by Anabela Nunes who continues to run the restaurant with her family. The restaurant is small and intimate, located in one of the back streets in Funchal's Old Town, traditionally decorated with hand painted blue and white tiles, tables covered in hand made Madeiran table cloths and lit with tiny wall lights giving it warmth, character and an atmosphere of dining in a real Portuguese family home. We have a free pick-up service from hotels or apartments if required.
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fixed menu a retrograde step.”
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Have enjoyed this restaurant over many years, Unfortunately the owners have now embraced the all inclusive menu, It doesn't work here on any level, the portion sizes are reduced, the wine is rationed (strictly), so much so that we asked for an extra glass and it appeared on the bill, any shellfish dishes were excluded. We came away feeling cheated and will not be going back. I only gave 2 stars as the entertainment was good.

Visited May 2014
2 Thank paevitts
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Dinner at Casa Portuguesa, Funchal”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

This was always our favourite restaurant whenever we visited Madeira bur as standards slipped on the island generally we stopped going there.
Stopping on a cruise at Funchal we explored our old haunts and to our delight we found Casa Portuguesa. We stuffed a scruffy piece of paper through the door asking for a table for dinner and they rang us back on our ship to confirm our booking,
Joy of joy they are just as charming as ever, their food is still outstanding - so is the wine and service. Wonderful polished cutlery is laid on purest white linen. If only other restaurants would aspire to such standards!
A delightful classic guitarist played to us (Madame, he does not need an amplifier)
At the end of your epic evening they give you a discount for cash and take you home free.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Roger H
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Such a cute restaurant!”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Like sitting in someone's sitting room! A small intimate restaurant serving great Portugese food with live music occasionally and fabulous service. Definitely recommended visiting

Visited April 2014
Thank TiggerD
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Pretty restaurant”
Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

Very pretty restaurant but can be a bit pricey. If you want to hear the guitarist then check which nights he's there. They'll pick you up & take you back to your hotel so long as it's in Funchal.

Visited April 2014
Thank DavidW049
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Something a little more special”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

A lovely, intimate, small restaurant situated just off the main street where a lot of al fresco eating restaurants are in the Old Town. The staff were charming, the décor typically Madeiran and the food delicious particularly the steaks. The restaurant is owned by the wife of the local musician, Juan Caldarado, and he entertained us with his guitar, along with his small band which totally completed the ambience but left us craving for more. It is a little pricey, but we all enjoyed ourselves enormously. Highly recommended for something a little more special. The restaurant also provides a courtesy car, should you need it, if you book in advance.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank sue j
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