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Jungle Rain Cafe

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Sitio do Ovil - Paul da Serra, Calheta, Madeira 9370-999, Portugal
+351 291 820 150
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73 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Please, don't go to this place. The waiter was very unkind for us. He had one thinks to do... watching tv serious. When we ordered coffe, cake and soup The waiter was startled.... Asked us - only this? Food was not good and unfresh. The WC was ugly, destroyed and stinking. I don't recommended this place!

Thank Emixy0
Antwerp Province, Belgium
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

When you're alone in a wide region you don't have to take care about service. So, do not expect too much when visiting this jungle.

Thank Raybel2390
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a drink after the 25 Fontes walk. Friendly service and live music from our driver and one of the guys from the bar. Nice stop after a tiring walk.

Thank candghicks7
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

In resume this place is a Tourist Trap. No discussion on this. Please ignore good ratings on this place because we are locals. Their prices are higher than the average in the island and the quality is really bad. (really) They just use frozen meat, the drinks are not made on time (stored from the previous day probably). I've had... More 

Thank Claudio T
Preston, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

this was a welcome place to stop, but dont be fooled by the address into thinking that it is anywhere near the village of Calheta because it is actually located at the top of a local mountain range and its quite a journey getting to here. the location is very isolated and this gives it much of its charm, with... More 

Thank chrsshd2649
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Ordered the world worst pizza here. Undercooked, sloppy and totally over priced.. Nearly fell over backwards when I got the bill. Total and utter rip off. They taking advantage of tourist as there really is no other option close by. If I had to go again, I would have bought a twix and a packet of crisps.

Thank Carmen W
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Went there for a coffee and I went inside to see their cakes. The cake stand happens to be next to the toilet door and the only thing one of the waiters could say was, in Portuguese, "Oh look at her! She just wants to use the toilet" There is a sign saying the loos are only for patrons. Surely... More 

Thank Karooblossom
Munich, Germany
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

They didn`t give us bill and cheated. Not nice, felt stupid. Meat was roar, like chewing gum. Wouldn`t go there again.

Thank Thomas M
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaurant during an organised mini-bus tour and the location on a mountain plateau is superb , with the mists and clouds swirling around the location. We had an organised pre arranged meal and were not expecting very much and were pleasantly surprised. The potato and cabbage soup does not sound inspiring , but was very good especially... More 

Thank davdor
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

The place itself was very nice but my salad had sliced chicken in, which was very clearly completely raw in the middle. The waitress took it back to be re-cooked (I'd have preferred a new one) and returned without an apology or any sort of offer on the bill.

Thank EllenRoCo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$31
Portuguese, International
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sitio do Ovil - Paul da Serra, Calheta, Madeira 9370-999, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Calheta
  • Phone Number: +351 291 820 150
Jungle Rain Restaurant is the only one on the island, which tries to resemble the most hidden jungle on the planet.

The restaurant is unique in Europe, as its decoration and theme environment simulate a tropical forest. The “robot” animals, the trees and decorative plants, and the special effects with background music recreate a genuine “forest” that makes your meal a very special and unforgettable experience.
There, you can closely observe the behavior and the wild roaring of several animals in their habitats, such as the lion, gorillas, an elephant, the anaconda or a crocodile. Simulated thunderstorm, fog and rain complete the scenery and give it a more realistic touch.

We offers you the best in traditional Madeiran and Portuguese cuisine, as well as special dishes of wild meat.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?