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Portinho

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Rua do Portinho, Jardim do Mar, Calheta, Madeira 9370-411, Portugal
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was awful, grilled prawns smelt and tasted distinctly un-fresh, fried squid was beyond rubber and had solidified into something with the texture and taste of old car tyres. Even the fries were bad. Atmosphere of the place was pretty rubbish too. Best part of the meal was leaving!

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Thank Dave P
Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really a bar with snacks but lovely staff. Very relaxed, view of the sea. Fried cuttlefish and prawns ( butterflied with garlic butter) delicious with a beer. The salad was very fresh. The typical Portuguese sandwich was enormous and good value for money. The homemade fresh lemonade was also good. Ideal for a drink and a time to chill out.

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Thank judithvb
Port Dover, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I ordered the lapas and sangria while waiting for the sunset. I should say I enjoyed the sangria very much (my first time). The lapas were okay. The nice thing about this restaurant is its location close to the water and the views. Much of Madeira does not have sandy beaches. Close to Portinho is a cement strip where bathers... More 

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Thank KathleenR_28
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Chewy seafood, bad smelling prawns, calamari fried to a rock. Madeira has so much to offer, just not in this restaurant. Not to be completely negative, the ocean view is the best in Jardim do Mar

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We were not amazed with food, neither remained hungry. Although the view on the wavy part of the ocean is stunning.

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Thank Svetlana M
bergamo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Porthino, a fantastic place for the soul, for the eyes and....for eating of course! waiting for the sunset, you can order whatever you want: lapas,camarho,polvo or lulas grelhadas... each dish is a masterpiece of taste, and the service kind, efficient and with smile!

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Thank ripa68
Warminster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We came here for an evening meal as it was by the sea and gave us an evening drive. Location was great with an expansive view of the Atlantic but the food let it down. There is a limited snack bar type menu with the usual Madeira staples of Squid, Octopus, Limpets, Pizza etc My wife and I had the... More 

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Thank Geoff B
Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

If you want to sit in relative peace & quiet right on the sea front then this is as good a spot as any.

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Thank Roguejumbo
Brindisi, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

just one word : TERRIBLE The employees have been very rude, we've a discussion with them and their answer was "has been a long day, we don't have patience for your request!" We'll never come back there for sure, as also after our gripes they never said sorry.

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Thank Moniettar92
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Nice, largish restaurant. We were the only customers, obviously very early in the season. Food was delicious, service was great. 2 of our party had fish, they thought it delicious. I had veg, some rice with Parmesan and chips ( not much veggie option in this area, understandably ). Ice cream was yummy. Will go again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Portuguese, Bar, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 00:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Portinho, Jardim do Mar, Calheta, Madeira 9370-411, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Calheta  >  Jardim do Mar

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