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Restaurante Cantinho da Madalena

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Avenida 10 de Fevereiro N0 2, R/C, Ponta Do Sol, Madeira 9360-415, Portugal
+351 291 974 315
09:00 - 23:00
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don't like over-priced food and poor service look for somewhere else to go. Don't let you fool by how well-attended this restaurant seems to be. My first dish came with a fish so dry that it felt like eating flour right out of the box. Normally I am not picky at all but had to return that dish.... More 

Thank Smimic
Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place served me a very good espada. Not the banana-edition but a local version in garlic grilled with vegetables. Tasty. Perfect service from reallt nice guys. But the outside location needs some improvements for sure. That's why I stay with four points this time.

Thank Grimgerde
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a lovely restaurant right across from the shore at Madalena do Mar. They have a very good selection of local dishes, specialising in sea foods. We had the Madeiran specialities of scabbard fish with banana and passionfruit - a good mix, and with a really good sized fillet of scabbardfish (had received a piece not even half the... More 

Thank Mark W
Marcigny, France
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Wide choice of menu specialising in many house dishes. Good wine selection and attentive service. Reasonable priced and beautiful ,location.

Thank luneau123
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We went on our second night in Ponta do Sol by recommendation from our landlady. We had the scabbot fish with banana and passion fruit which apparently is the special dish on Madeira. It's unique, but won't become a family favourite. I preferred the fried polenta another authentic dish that I had with octopus, yum! Service was very efficient. Would... More 

Thank Isabelle W
Harelbeke, Belgium
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128 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We stopped after a levada walk at this restaurant. We had espetada, the local beef-dish. It was super! Nice terrace, great service and above all good value food. Espetada are small portions of beef roasted on a fire with lots of salad and super good patato-like dish. Definately worth the stop!

Thank stoffelzwvl
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

We stopped on the way home. Friendly staff. The starters were excellent. The fish soup was huge like a fish stew and really tasty. The grilled calamari made a good change from the deep fried version and seasoned and very tasty. We ordered the cod with smoked Maderian ham and sausage. The dish had too much oil on the fish... More 

Thank Anne13AMP
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is a good little traditional restaurant serving fresh fish etc at a reasonable price in traditional surroundings. Lovely food, service and wine, a pleasant experience.

Thank Scrumpton
Budapest, Hungary
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

After a few hours of walk along the coast we stopped here for lunch. The restaurant was not too busy at the time and we very served quickly by one of the waitresses. We enjoyed both the food and the Portuguese white wine which matched our dishes perfectly. The seafood was fresh and tasty, I liked the fish a bit... More 

Thank Zsuzsi V
Laide, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

tried octopus for the first time. one piece was soft, the other was like rubber.told the staff who replaced it with a softer tail and a big prawn. Far too much oil on the plate. My wife had roast chicken , no real flavour. Wine was good, a rose called Casal Mendes ALIANCA


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Portuguese, European, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 10 de Fevereiro N0 2, R/C, Ponta Do Sol, Madeira 9360-415, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Ponta Do Sol
  • Phone Number: +351 291 974 315
O Restaurante Cantinho da Madalena conta com varios anos de experiencia na arte de bem servir. Esforcamo-nos por proporcionar momentos agradaveis aos nossos clientes, quer seja numa refeicao simples, quer seja em momentos especiais como casamentos, baptizados e aniversarios. Nas especialidades da casa temos mariscos, peixes, carnes, massas. Venha conhecer-nos!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?