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Rua Ponta da Cruz | Ponta de Cruz, Funchal, Madeira 9000-103, Portugal
+351 291 762 057
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10:30 - 00:00
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Tue - Sun 10:30 - 00:00
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Prague, Czech Republic
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant at me seemed hasty impression - quickly attend to what most tourists. A little time on the choice of menus, all recommend the mixed grill of fish. But the grilled fish was very good - only serving the fish to wet lettuce leaf was not happy.

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Alderney, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Taken there by Madeiran family friends; a real treat as it serves locally produced fare which is (to us) unusual, but tasty, very different and somewhere we're aching to go back to. Service was very friendly despite us not speaking Portuguese, and them speaking very little English but we got on fine!! Top of our list to go back to.

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Portugal
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is really nothing special. The best part is the sunset really. Good wine list, all Portuguese

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The setting for this restaurant overlooking the sea is perfect. Unfortunately this was not matched by the food. I had a parrot fish that was not fresh. Although my vegetarian partner enjoyed his omelette and accompanying salad was good, the fish was a big disappointment. Should have sent it back.

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19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Regularly visit Madeira and Doca do Cavacas is one of my favourite Restaurant, ground floor with 360 view to the Sea or upstairs in the Terrace, what a great space with fantastic views and good food. Service is nice and pleasant, food very good with plenty of choice but you must try local dishes and there is really good. Fantastic... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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52 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had 630 window reservations to watch the sunset. That was the saving grace for us- beautiful! Our waitress (blond with a nose piercing) was terribly rude. She asked us to order food before we ordered drinks. She acted disappointed when we weren't ready to order. I had to ask for a drink menu. We actually got our appetizer before... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to Doca do Cavacos regularly for over 15 years and are never disappointed by the food.Great for a sunny day on the terrace or inside for a chilly evening.The staff are always welcoming and the fish is excellent try the devilled prawns and the espada for a great meal.The walk back up the steps can be... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great location for supper on our way home from a day out in Funchal. Some of the best sea views, and a great sunset. Lovely fresh grilled scabbard accompanied by a fresh light vinho verde. Couldn't be better

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very disappointing experience! Having visited this restaurant for lunch on several occasions on our last visit to Madiera we were very disappointed this time. Granted the weather was much better last time and we could sit on the upstairs terrace with wonderful views. Downstairs, inside, does not compare in either atmosphere or views. The food was equally disappointing –... More 

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Malvern, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this lovely located restaurant on the sea edge, dining on the terrace as the sun went down, lighting the cliffs behind and sinking into the sea - wonderful! Oh and then the food, well the scabbard was cooked delicately and tasted fabulous, the devilled prawns were luscious and plentiful. The local wine balanced the fish and we were... More 

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 00:00
Thursday
10:30 - 00:00
Friday
10:30 - 00:00
Saturday
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Ponta da Cruz | Ponta de Cruz, Funchal, Madeira 9000-103, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 291 762 057

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