We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Rua do Forte de Sao Joao Baptista, Porto Moniz, Madeira 9270-150, Portugal
+351 291 853 180
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

269 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 71: English reviews
Grimsby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
282 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. The restaurant was unpretentious and clearly trades off its location, so definitely a tourist watering hole. Though staff tried to be efficient the service was quite haphazard. The food was just average, we thought that value for money it was ok and the portions were large. Would we recommend this restaurant to friends, the answer... More 

Thank Nemesis13
Opole, Poland
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Their webpage: "open until 19" google shows the same time. today about 5pm was closed, so they lost 2 clients!

Thank rczuban
Lund, Sweden
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The rest of the group was very happy with their meals. Nice view from the restaurant, I must admit. However, I found my meal a little bit boring (see attached photo). The restaurant allowed two persons in funny clothes to take photos with each and every one in the restaurant, wanting to sell them, I found them very disturbing.

Thank Anders T
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on organised tour. We ate black scabbard fish that was served with potatoes /rice/ french-fries; the fish was surprisingly nothing special. The lunch was accompanied by two bottles of red and white wine per 4 people and we got ice creams for dessert. The food was average. The location of the restaurant is however beautiful... More 

Thank Anna G
Chertsey, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
514 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a preordered lunch. Nothing outstanding fairly basic food. Service was good, but I would have liked perhaps a little more choice.

Thank Alan M
Porto, Portugal
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We got there in the middle of the afternoon and were happy they were serving. We were the only customers. Staff was not particularly friendly and sometimes seemed annoyed by our presence. There was a small confusion in the order (not a big deal). Service was fast. One of our dishes was pleasant: grilled steak. The other not so much:... More 

Thank CordeiroNuno
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Nice food although we had basic offerings of lunch through the tour operator it was pleasant and tasty. Bit of a basic decor restaurant though the friendly staff offset this. Great views of the rocks and waves crashing around them surrounding the venue made it a great setting for seafood

Thank KevofKent
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Level Contributor
42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing location sitting amongst the volcanic rock, natural swimming pools and next to the lovely aquarium. The outside cafe is even more enjoyable. Food's good too.

Thank MMLux2014
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
176 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

An absolutely brilliant lunch stop. We dined in the reztaurant rather than the cafeteria which was more suited for the tourist coaches auick stop. Excellent views of the Atlantic Ocean and great food. The porterhouse steak virtually filled the plate not leaving much room for the chips and rice. The chicken was nearly as big. All food was freshly cooked.... More 

Thank allan2952
Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

The place is really nice with a "man made" or sectioned off area for swimming.. the weather was bad while we were there otherwise it would have been a great place for a swim.. saying that a few people did swim there.. the restaurant itself is on a couple of levels and the seating was ok.. bit tightly packed into... More 

Thank Dave N

Travellers who viewed Cachalote also viewed

Porto Moniz, Madeira
Porto Moniz, Madeira

Been to Cachalote? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cachalote staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?