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.
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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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