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“Good food nice resturante”
Review of Taberna Ruel

Taberna Ruel
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Ranked #68 of 688 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$67
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Located on one of the oldest streets of Funchal, the Taberna Ruel Restaurant aim to be a mark in the historic center of Funchal. This location grants a special atmosphere so you can enjoy an unforgettable experience. Working with local ingredients of high quality, passion for what we do and innovative cooking techniques are what distinguishes us. The wine cellar with a wide selection of Portuguese wines are carefully framed in a secular cistern. The restaurant by its unique location in the heart of the Funchal historical center, was initially launched as Taberna da Esquina, today the restaurant is Taberna Ruel a natural evolution by the recognition of our guests to Richard Ruel great passion in the use of products from Madeira and its constant search for new flavors. The renovation of the building was awarded with the prize for "Heritage Recovery of Funchal City Historical Center - 2011" by the Municipality of Funchal.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was good and the environment in the restaurant is beautiful. The staffs were really nice and friendly. I tried the famous fish Black Scabbard and it was tasty.

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Tiago T, Guest Relations Manager at Taberna Ruel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The entire Taberna Ruel restaurant team was very happy to read your words. We strive every day for our guests to have a wonderful experience of Madeira Island flavours. As we want to surprise you again positively, do not forget to ask for the day suggestions. See you later!



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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came on recommendation by our hotel guide.

The lunch was a revelation. Fenomenal (1/2) lobster, prepared Nigerian style (includes mint herbs), as we were told. The best lobster we ever had!

Compliments for impeccable and very friendly service.

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Tiago T, Guest Relations Manager at Taberna Ruel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It is a pleasure to read your comment. We got very happy thanks to clients like you, who make our lives happier. We hope you have felt like coming back because it will be a great pleasure to serve you again. Thank you!



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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate out every day for a week, never paid more than €80 and got fabulous meals at places like Guya, Hemingway’s and Atlantic. However this place was €100+ for two, the food was at best average quality, small portions and the constant up-selling, and attempts to get us to buy things we had no interest in detracted further. There are so many better places to go.

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Tiago T, Guest Relations Manager at Taberna Ruel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We wanted to ask you our sincerest apologies. We worked hard to maintain a high level of service, but certainly not in your case. Send us an email to info@tabernaruel.com because we would like to know more about your experience and see how we could improve it at a future opportunity. Thanks for your comment.



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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here many times and always have super food, cooked using local ingredients including fresh fish from the nearby market. we call it "Little Bill's", since some time ago we were praising the food and I said "I only want a little bill". When the bill came the waiter had folded it to the size of a postage stamp, ho ho ho.

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Thank Alan E
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Tiago T, Guest Relations Manager at Taberna Ruel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It is a pleasure to read your comment. We got very happy thanks to clients like you, who make our lives happier. We hope you have felt like coming back because it will be a great pleasure to serve you again. Thank you!



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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This charming restaurant has plenty of Character... It seems bookings may be necessary but as we were early evening they found us a table. Nice food, very nice wine and good service made this one of the nicest restaurants on our stay...

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Thank BigBadBobbieBrown
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Tiago T, Guest Relations Manager at Taberna Ruel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us and enjoying our gastronomy, we always use quality products and we make our dishes with a lot of affection. As you liked this dish, we thought you would like our other suggestions too, so do not forget to ask on a next visit, which we hope will be soon.



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