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“Great Food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of X Tonel Restaurante

X Tonel Restaurante
Ranked #72 of 598 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: On the road out of Funchal towards the former Football Ground
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

Let's start with the good, the service is friendly the food is excellent as is the value. So what can be wrong?

Well you feel like you are sitting in a shop, which is what I think it used to be and the lighting is very flouescent so it is let down by the atmosphere.

If you don't mind the bright lights this is the place for you. If you want something cosy and intimate, perhaps give it a miss.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank TerryYork
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English first
lincoln United kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“I love the food, surroundings and the mega friendly staff. it's ace.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

I went whilst on holiday with my son & daughter in law. We had a superb meal and will be
going back this June when we visit Madiera again. Nothing is too much trouble and to
be able to have a pleasant drink with the meal and be driven back to the hotel is something
that puts the icing on the very top of the cake. Make sure that you book and be prepared
to enjoy yourselves. Alan & Jacky Hughes.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank AVH555
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rochester, kent
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409 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“decent but nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

Spent an hour trying to find this place as it not anywhere near its location as per the internet......do not go to rus dr pita as it not here. Arrived here for my reservation over an hour late and hot and bothered. The (otherwise) very good waiter was not that apologetic. Was then very disappointed to realise that the menu had very few local dishes at all. Not sure why i would come to Funchal to have prawn cocktail and shepherds pie....but they are. Had the one local dish on the menu and was not disappointed as it was well done - and done with some aplomb. Would not return though. Found much better places to eat at less than half the price. Tables very very close together.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank marcovanbatty
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Bonney Lake, Washington
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82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great food, great value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

On Sunday evening, XTonel features lamb, pork and beef roasts. We went on a recent Sunday evening to have one of the roasts and ended up talking ourselves into pigs knucle which is essentially a bone-in pork roast that you carve yourself at your table. We ordered the requisite size for two people and it was huge and very reasonably priced; 22 euros. That proved to be quite the bargain since we ended up taking enough home for a second dinner. It was delicious and all the accompanyments were perfectly done. This is a great restaurant.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank 19Boxes
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The best small restaurent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

If you like knuckle of pork or fish this is the place for you They have english and Madeiran food and will even pick you up and take you back to your hotel Difficult to get in without a booking they even serve roast beef on Sunday

Visited February 2012
Helpful?
2 Thank haleharris
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