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Cachalote

Rua do Forte de Sao Joao Baptista, Porto Moniz, Madeira 9270-150, Portugal
+351 291 853 180
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Overview
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good44%
  • Average22%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“rice” (10 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (2 reviews)
“pepper steak” (2 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
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Rua do Forte de Sao Joao Baptista, Porto Moniz, Madeira 9270-150, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 105 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our Holland America excursion bus stopped here for lunch. This spacious restaurant is perched safely above the rocky shoreline of the sea. The seating is either outdoor on a pretty patio surrounded by basalt rock formations, or inside. The inside of the restaurant has large...More

Thank LynnCactusWren
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is worth a visit after a walk for a cold beer and a swim. There is a natural pool which anyone can use and offers a great refreshing experience and is much more "natural" than the rather more commercial one a few hundred...More

Thank Studd2710
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has got a small museum about the hunt of cachalotes. The views are remarkable and the food is fresh and great

Thank Manel D
Reviewed 16 March 2018

We had an excellent lunch here wit a stunning view of the sea .The restaurant was busy but the service was up to it .Friendly and attentive .The scabbard fish was excellent as were the accompanying dishes .Good vegetables and a lovely seafood paella. Nice...More

Thank lorenzo01
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had limpets, boulliabaise, grilled swordfish and our three year old daughter had fish soup. My expectations were not high— I assumed we were paying for the view. But the food was very, very good! few shortcuts were taken. Even the paella...More

Thank Sam V
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

We had a sandwich and drink here. Nothing special but the location is spectacular so it is worth it. There is a snack bar gift shop and higher end restaurant so everyone should be happy. Good washrooms behind the snack bar.

Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Great lunch whilst enjoying the views of the Porto Moniz natural pools. Limpets, bolo do Caco and the traditional peixe espada with banana. Food and Service very good

Thank Zeena T
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We returned here after visiting when we were on the island two years ago and it was one of the highlights of the trip. We enjoyed this visit, although it was much quieter and no atmosphere really this time. The views are stunning and worth...More

Thank bexyjh
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Stopped for lunch here and what a treat. Others have been disappointed but our experience was good. Not great, but certainly good and good value. Nice staff and the views are simply amazing. Not the easiest of places to access with lots of stairs but...More

Thank Tony O
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We visited in September 2017. Ordered fish dishes. The salad was 90% peppers and the fish we were told was out of a can!! The other fish was not fresh at all. Nothing was good and it was such a disappointment. I went to the...More

Thank Ruth W
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Forte de Sao Joao Baptista, Porto Moniz, Madeira 9270-150, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Porto Moniz
  • Phone Number: +351 291 853 180
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