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O Portao

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Rua Portao de Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
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Congleton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the fourth year we have frequented O Portao, each time we visit we are treated like good friends, we are welcomed by all the staff, the food is all freshly cooked, delicious sauces, our favourite being the Chef's special fillet steak this is always cooked to perfection and the first dish we have each time we return here,... More 

Thank PatB25439
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited here on the strength of a personal recommendation and was not disappointed. Hospitality and food were both excellent. A small restaurant but clearly very popular - the owner and his assistant couldn't have been more charming. Perhaps marginally more expensive than some locally but worth it. Altogether a delightful experience. For dessert, the zabaglione came in a huge bowl... More 

Thank macraeUK
Southwell, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our first night in Madeira, and we chose this place as it was close by to our hotel, and had good Trip Advisor reports. It is a small room, and we were lucky to get a table. We started with the local bread which was toasted with garlic, and delicious. I had a fillet steak with pepper sauce, and it... More 

Thank gibbinspm
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visits this restaurant every year over the last 5 years. The fish is fabulous. The service is excellent. You won't be disappointed

Thank yorkshireroseLeeds
Thame, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A really authentic place, great hospitality with food to match. Such a nice atmosphere, helped by the service throughout, made you feel at home and wanting to stay longer. We will definitely revisit on our next trip and I'm it will be just as good.

Thank Reg H
Newport, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A warm welcome to a pristine restaurant. Good choice menu, 50% seafood. We both had the seafood rice. This was a large dish of shell fish - loads of king prawns, mussels, clams, squid and crab with rice, in a seafood broth. Absolutely spectacular. I made one heck of a mess of the table cloth! We had complementary glass of... More 

Thank Jivechris
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small intimate place to eat. Not many tables and close to each other. But I liked that feel, as it was obvious that people came back regularly, as there were lots of greetings with customers and waiters. I always think this is a good sign that we are going to get great food. I was not disappointed.... More 

Thank SherrySaunders
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here based on Guidebook and TripAdvisor recommendations. Had the green soup with sausage and limpets for starters, then pork with madeira sauce and meat skewers for main, shared a delicious Zabaglione dessert. Free madeira after. Service very good, the football being on could have been an issue but didn't seem to be as I would expect. Friendly accomodating staff.... More 

Thank Jess O
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74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the delicious fillet steak flambé, fresh fish of the day, caldeirada, espada, espetada, and the exceptionally tasty local sardines this restaurant has a good range of dishes and the hardest part of any visit is deciding what to try. It is very friendly without being pushy and the service is excellent. We have eaten here many times and always... More 

Thank CheeseEatersUK
East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love that staff here do not pressure you in from the street unlike most others. Food is freshly cooked and vegetables are well prepared - not over cooked. I am told the grilled limpets and fish skewer were excellent whilst the steak Diana was beautiful and tender with a lovely mushroom sauce. The passion fruit pudding was different to previous... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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: 351291221125

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?