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O Portao

Rua Portao de Sao Tiago, Funchal, Madeira 9060-250, Portugal
+351 291 221 125
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rabbit stew” (22 reviews)
“zabaglione” (19 reviews)
“scabbard fish” (38 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 today via mobile

Could not fault. Our choice from mains were superb, rabbit for me, madeiran style fish for my wife. Service attentive and excellent location in old town. Well priced value. Like many other diners we would visit again if ever back in Funchal.

Thank Owl22270
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We return every year and never disappointed. The staff are friendly and informative and the food always delicious. They're the only restaurant that doesn't have a waiter outside asking people to come in because they're always full and don't need to. Lots of locals eat...More

1  Thank Lyn403
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, served with a smile. Far enough from the live music round the corner not to be annoying. Two courses, a beer and a soft drink under €25.

1  Thank esme43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A Trip Advisor recommendation and we were definitely not disappointed. We were warmly welcomed by (multilingual) Alberto and his friendly staff and enjoyed a fine selection of delicious seafood cooked in fine Portuguese style. We were also treated to an "on the house" Passion Fruit...More

2  Thank PaulShadbolt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here after being turned back by another restaurant nearby with plenty of empty "reserved" tables - looked a bit of a con and won't darken their door ever again. Good choice of O Portao as staff were brilliant with good knowledge and quick...More

1  Thank Des H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had diner here a couple of weeks ago and it was really good. I had scabbard fish in a Madeira sauce which was lovely. Got a dry white wine recommended by the waiter which was also excellent. I'll defenately go back the next time that...More

1  Thank Swarf_the_Traveller
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Had lunch twice here as it was such good value, grilled sardines, salad, a handful of fries, with a glass of decent wine €7 bargain! 4 or 5 lunchtime specials at this sort of price every day, you can't go wrong.

1  Thank Gordon13x
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We came across this restaurant on recommendations from a blog and we weren't disappointed! I had the octopus in chilli sauce and my friend had the black scabbard with banana in Passionfruit sauce, both were amazing. Very friendly staff.

1  Thank ShuSheep
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I am a locafrom Madeiral that loves to eat well, and in some way I am demanding. This restaurant was a fantastic surprise: Although it is located in the old town with many tourists around, and among other "touristy" restaurants that always serve the same...More

1  Thank Ricardo-M-F-Santos
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Located just outside the busiest section of the Old Town, O Portao provides a selection or local cuisine with menus in 5 languages (common on this street). Food a simply presented and there is plenty of it. Service was attentive and polite, the staff are...More

Thank Simon F
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Questions & Answers
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.
26 March 2017|
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Response from camara1967 | Property representative |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 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, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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