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Vila Porto Moniz, Porto Moniz, Madeira 9270, Portugal
+351 291 850 030
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good22%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible28%
4 Jul 2018
“Bland and disgusting”
13 Dec 2017
“Only highlight of Porto Moniz”
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Vila Porto Moniz, Porto Moniz, Madeira 9270, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

We were part of a west tour of the island and our guide recommended this place for a meal, 3 courses for 15 Euro. I have never tasted such disgusting food in my life, and I've eaten a lot. The vegetable soup to start looked...More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

We visited Porto Moniz yesterday during our holiday in Funchal on Madeira. A bus took us to the other side, the northwest, of the island. It was cold and windy and we decided to spend our time in this restaurant. We enjoyed the meal. We...More

Thank Havaki
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We visited Porto Moniz during a West tour of the island starting from Funchal. The worst part of the tour was the lunch at this place. The tour company sold this to us as a bargain (three course meal with unlimited drinks for 14 EUR)...More

Thank Resiak85
Reviewed 19 July 2017

All the drivers of tours take their clients to this place while they seem to get a kick back (in free food? Though why they would want to eat here I don't know). Avoid it. You don't have to eat here. There are far superior...More

Thank Wayne V
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We were on an organised tour and the guide booked us in for lunch at Gaivota. We were not expecting much as normally tour recommended places are not the best. This was better than most and the food was edible. We got a 3 course...More

Thank wakey47
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Hard to mention value as we were on package holiday. Nothing spectacular but very edible. Very quiet in the evenings but we were not in the tourist season.

Thank LucileCreis
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Unfortunately when you go to a place recommended by a tour guide you're given one of the worst tables in the place. There were only four of us who opted for this lunch (a set lunch at a set price), and while the food was...More

Thank bluewater_2004
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I was here for lunch a couple of days ago, I found it strange when we walked in and the place was empty, but soon figured out why! We chose two portions of octopus, bread and a bottle of wine. They were rather quick in...More

Thank Miguel C
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on our coach tour. Service excellent and food was good honest Madeiran cooking . Value for money.

Thank John H
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was included in our West Tour by Up Mountain Madeira. Value for money this restaurant is perfect, we received a three course dinner with coffee and wine for only 10euro.

Thank jenss950
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  • Address: Vila Porto Moniz, Porto Moniz, Madeira 9270, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Porto Moniz
  • Phone Number: +351 291 850 030
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