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Rua do Portinho, Jardim do Mar, Calheta, Madeira 9370-411, Portugal
10:00 - 00:00
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Probabely the best location in Jardim do Mar if you want to have a nice seaview to go with your food or coffee. Generous portions, good food and good service. The food is slightly better at Joe's, - but ii's defenately worth a visit if you eat more than one meal in Jardim do Mar.

Thank Fibie
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As in the title... The couple of times we've been there we ended up sitting for 15 mins at a table, forgotten, before going in to get the menus ourselves and then still having to call someone over to order. Once they come they are nice. Once the food comes it's served generously and it is tasty - if heavy.... More 

Thank Victoria A
Tilburg, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As there is precious little alternative in this small town - Joe was away on holidays - we decided to visit this place. We were happy to have done so. The place is right at the seafront and is more like a pub than a restaurant. It is nicely decorated in light colors and efficiently run by the local staff.... More 

Thank HoekLens
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Great spot to catch the waves crashing against the shore and enjoy some local sea food. Indoor space too, for those windy evenings

Thank olyvine
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Food was awful, grilled prawns smelt and tasted distinctly un-fresh, fried squid was beyond rubber and had solidified into something with the texture and taste of old car tyres. Even the fries were bad. Atmosphere of the place was pretty rubbish too. Best part of the meal was leaving!

1 Thank Dave P
Basel, Switzerland
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126 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Really a bar with snacks but lovely staff. Very relaxed, view of the sea. Fried cuttlefish and prawns ( butterflied with garlic butter) delicious with a beer. The salad was very fresh. The typical Portuguese sandwich was enormous and good value for money. The homemade fresh lemonade was also good. Ideal for a drink and a time to chill out.

Thank judithvb
Port Dover, Canada
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120 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I ordered the lapas and sangria while waiting for the sunset. I should say I enjoyed the sangria very much (my first time). The lapas were okay. The nice thing about this restaurant is its location close to the water and the views. Much of Madeira does not have sandy beaches. Close to Portinho is a cement strip where bathers... More 

Thank KathleenR_28
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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Chewy seafood, bad smelling prawns, calamari fried to a rock. Madeira has so much to offer, just not in this restaurant. Not to be completely negative, the ocean view is the best in Jardim do Mar

1 Thank Inspectah9
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We were not amazed with food, neither remained hungry. Although the view on the wavy part of the ocean is stunning.

Thank Svetlana M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Porthino, a fantastic place for the soul, for the eyes and....for eating of course! waiting for the sunset, you can order whatever you want: lapas,camarho,polvo or lulas grelhadas... each dish is a masterpiece of taste, and the service kind, efficient and with smile!

Thank ripa68

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean, Portuguese, European
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Portinho, Jardim do Mar, Calheta, Madeira 9370-411, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Calheta  >  Jardim do Mar

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?