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Restaurante O Tapassol Terrace

Rua Dom Carlos I 62, Funchal, Madeira 9060-051, Portugal
+351 291 225 023
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rabbit” (9 reviews)
“scabbard fish” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Rua Dom Carlos I 62, Funchal, Madeira 9060-051, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

First time to Funchal and as I was celebrating my Birthday while on holiday I wanted to find a nice Authentic Restaurant for my Birthday meal. After walking through the old town I came across Restaurant o Taoassol and asked if I could view their...More

1  Thank jaynem861
Reviewed 3 days ago

Dinner here on my last evening .We were given choice of the upstairs terrace or street level, we chose the latter . Food was very good as was the service. I chose the house steak medium rare which was cooked to perfection, wine choice reasonable...More

1  Thank John P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We remembered this restaurant from our previous visit to Funchal about eight years ago, and we were pleased to find that it's as good as ever. For starters we had the day's special, which was tuna carpaccio — delicate and zingingly fresh. For main course...More

1  Thank nileflyer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had been walking the streets of old.town and.was famished. Found this quaint terrace and stopped for lunch. The fish of the day was sea bass. It was perfectly prepared, I would go back again.

Thank Imma B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch, good atmosphere, good service and good food. Scabbard fish and squid followed by local strawberries were excellent

Thank Vironment
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the old town of Funchal this was a lovely restaurant with great food and very friendly polite staff.

Thank Ann O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sat outside on the pavement which was interesting enough, under the blown-up photo of their most famous guest (Stephen Hawking no less!), but we only wanted a lunchtime snack but were given the full dining menu. I noticed later that two locals came in...More

Thank allliemk
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Booked early to avoid disappointment. The service was wonderful and the staff went out of their way to entertain and make you very welcome. There are good views over an open space and it is handy for the old town and cable car.

Thank William L
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

A number of very different sources recommended the Tapassol (they also spell it Tapasol) and I can see why. It is a friendly, unpretentious restaurant with a nice setting (upstairs has views over the sea and was very cool on a hot day). I had...More

Thank Stevan J
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Have been to Madeira with my wife on holiday many times and have tried a lot of restaurants,the majority of which are always very good.However our favourite is the Tapassol as in our opinion it has the best combination of excellent food and very good...More

Thank clubman2017
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Are you open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at usual prices or do you have a set Christmas menu? Do we need to book... I am gluten free.
22 December 2016|
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Response from Muchtyman | Reviewed this property |
They are GF. They usually tailor the dish to suit
Are there any options for vegetarians here?
2 November 2016|
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Response from Foodforever2015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I,m afraid I can't remember either. All of the food was delicious and going by how friendly and helpful the waiters were I think they would be able to accommodate you.
Diana A
We are visiting Funchal 22/12/15 to 5/2/16. What are opening hours please?
2 December 2015|
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Response from toetaperific | Reviewed this property |
It is open from midday every day until about 11pm. We have never booked but it is advisable at weekends and holidays if you are wanting an evening meal.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Dom Carlos I 62, Funchal, Madeira 9060-051, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 225 023
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