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O Portao

Rua Portao de Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
+351 291 221 125
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rabbit stew” (22 reviews)
“zabaglione” (19 reviews)
“scabbard fish” (37 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rua Portao de Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch twice here as it was such good value, grilled sardines, salad, a handful of fries, with a glass of decent wine €7 bargain! 4 or 5 lunchtime specials at this sort of price every day, you can't go wrong.

1  Thank Gordon13x
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came across this restaurant on recommendations from a blog and we weren't disappointed! I had the octopus in chilli sauce and my friend had the black scabbard with banana in Passionfruit sauce, both were amazing. Very friendly staff.

1  Thank ShuSheep
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a locafrom Madeiral that loves to eat well, and in some way I am demanding. This restaurant was a fantastic surprise: Although it is located in the old town with many tourists around, and among other "touristy" restaurants that always serve the same...More

1  Thank Ricardo-M-F-Santos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located just outside the busiest section of the Old Town, O Portao provides a selection or local cuisine with menus in 5 languages (common on this street). Food a simply presented and there is plenty of it. Service was attentive and polite, the staff are...More

Thank Simon F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service provided by a a very friendly and welcoming team, delicious food (try their fish with banana and passion fruit sauce), relaxing atmosphere, fair prices. Would love to come back!

Thank Sylwia S
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Our 3rd visit to this brilliant restaurant and just every bit as satisfying as our previous visits. Great food and excellent service by friendly staff. Great value for money too. Will definitely be back before flying home.

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Good healthy food - meat and vegetables of high quality. Friendly helpful staff - nothing too much trouble

Thank Jenny R
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We had excellent Sardines the first time we visited, then we both opted for meat dishes on our second.....trying to think what we will have on our third........ This was a very efficient restaurant, excellent friendly and helpful service, they will offer to serve the...More

Thank Juboash
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Stopped for lunch. We had the sardines which were excellent. 4 sardines, fries and a large salad together with a glass of wine all for 8.50 Euros. Staff helpful and service prompt. Thoroughly recommend. We will be back on our next visit to Madeira.

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We wanted to try real Portuguese style food and chose this place from reviews we read on TripAdvisor and are very glad we went!! The service from the waiters was phenomenal, so friendly, it was a nice treat as we had some pretty bad attitudes...More

Thank DebnDavebikenrun
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13 September 2017|
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Response from CheeseEatersUK | Reviewed this property |
They close on a Monday but are open the other six days of the week. It is as well to book as they get very busy with returning customers.
25 March 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Portao de Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 221 125
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