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Sitio do Ovil - Paul da Serra, Calheta, Madeira 9370-999, Portugal
+351 291 820 150
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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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40 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

When you're alone in a wide region you don't have to take care about service. So, do not expect too much when visiting this jungle.

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Thank Raybel2390
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a drink after the 25 Fontes walk. Friendly service and live music from our driver and one of the guys from the bar. Nice stop after a tiring walk.

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Thank candghicks7
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

In resume this place is a Tourist Trap. No discussion on this. Please ignore good ratings on this place because we are locals. Their prices are higher than the average in the island and the quality is really bad. (really) They just use frozen meat, the drinks are not made on time (stored from the previous day probably). I've had... More 

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Thank Claudio T
Preston, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

this was a welcome place to stop, but dont be fooled by the address into thinking that it is anywhere near the village of Calheta because it is actually located at the top of a local mountain range and its quite a journey getting to here. the location is very isolated and this gives it much of its charm, with... More 

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Thank chrsshd2649
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Ordered the world worst pizza here. Undercooked, sloppy and totally over priced.. Nearly fell over backwards when I got the bill. Total and utter rip off. They taking advantage of tourist as there really is no other option close by. If I had to go again, I would have bought a twix and a packet of crisps.

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Thank Carmen W
Johannesburg
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Went there for a coffee and I went inside to see their cakes. The cake stand happens to be next to the toilet door and the only thing one of the waiters could say was, in Portuguese, "Oh look at her! She just wants to use the toilet" There is a sign saying the loos are only for patrons. Surely... More 

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Thank Karooblossom
Munich, Germany
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

They didn`t give us bill and cheated. Not nice, felt stupid. Meat was roar, like chewing gum. Wouldn`t go there again.

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Thank Thomas M
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaurant during an organised mini-bus tour and the location on a mountain plateau is superb , with the mists and clouds swirling around the location. We had an organised pre arranged meal and were not expecting very much and were pleasantly surprised. The potato and cabbage soup does not sound inspiring , but was very good especially... More 

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Thank davdor
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

The place itself was very nice but my salad had sliced chicken in, which was very clearly completely raw in the middle. The waitress took it back to be re-cooked (I'd have preferred a new one) and returned without an apology or any sort of offer on the bill.

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Thank EllenRoCo
Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Stopped off here as part of a Thomson arranged trip. Included in the price of the whole day trip was a 3 course lunch at the Jungle Rain. Very tired and dated place; toilets filthy and smelly. Food - where do I start? Starter was a broth with some sort of meat in it, disgusting. Main was a claggy clump... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$31
Cuisine
Portuguese, International, European
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sitio do Ovil - Paul da Serra, Calheta, Madeira 9370-999, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Calheta
  • Phone Number: +351 291 820 150
Description
Jungle Rain Restaurant is the only one on the island, which tries to resemble the most hidden jungle on the planet.

The restaurant is unique in Europe, as its decoration and theme environment simulate a tropical forest. The “robot” animals, the trees and decorative plants, and the special effects with background music recreate a genuine “forest” that makes your meal a very special and unforgettable experience.
There, you can closely observe the behavior and the wild roaring of several animals in their habitats, such as the lion, gorillas, an elephant, the anaconda or a crocodile. Simulated thunderstorm, fog and rain complete the scenery and give it a more realistic touch.

We offers you the best in traditional Madeiran and Portuguese cuisine, as well as special dishes of wild meat.

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