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O Portao

Rua Portao de Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
+351 291 221 125
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • 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 2 days ago via mobile

Fresh well presented food entrees main course plenty to choose from Our waiters could speak English and had a thorough knowledge of the menu

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Better and better. The meals were on the same or higher level and, what's amazing, staff rememeberred us after two years - and it is not trick, they rememeberred our preferred meals. I can recommend: marinated mussels , fish soup, scabbard fish with bannas, hunter...More

Thank Martin P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent lunch with friendly service. We enjoyed grilled dorada and espada. The house made bread is incredible! A good value for great food in a lovely part of Funchal. Highly recommended!

1  Thank Peter H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called for coffee one day and decided to return for lunch. The lunchtime specials are excellent value for money, we both had the sardines and they were excellent, came with salad and fries + a glass of wine.

Thank Hermes1970
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this restaurant through the TripAdvisor app: as well as being very close, the reviews were very good. Well, like so many on here, and despite this being our first visit to Madeira, we ate in O Portao every night of our far-too-short three...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is now a new favourite with us. Had two lovely dinners here this week. Welcomed back second time and given the same table as they had remembered. Food good and service excellent.

Thank Angela S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is one of the many reasons why we keep retuning to Madeira. It is just delightful with the fish dishes remaining a firm favourite - especially the caldeirada which is fantastic. The fillet steak flambé is served in a beautiful peppercorn sauce and...More

Thank CheeseEatersUK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make the effort to walk beyond for first 5-6 restaurants where everyone is touting for your trade and go past the small church and you’ll see this restaurant on the left. Often busy it’s small and cute. The service is typicalPortuguese, not super friendly but...More

1  Thank Katherine C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying nearby, we came here on the first occasion for convenience, but the food and service were so fantastic we've been back every night since and have booked for our last two nights today & tomorrow. It's clear that many customers are year after year...More

Thank Mairi M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called here last year and wrote a good review. I'm pleased to say that it is the same staff, same high standards of service and same excellent food. Fish soup with garlic/potato bread and octopus Portuguese style - very nice! Thanks guys.

Thank Ufleku
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Michael J
22 February 2018|
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Response from kernowphil | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's vegetarian friendly 😊
16 November 2017|
Response from camara1967 | Property representative |
we will be open untill the 7th december
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14 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.
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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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