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Restaurante Cantinho da Madalena
Ranked #8 of 26 Restaurants in Ponta Do Sol
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: 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!
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

After just arriving onto the island, this was our meeting point to get shown to our villa. As the guide was running late we decided to have lunch. Excellent service was received upon entering the restaurant, shown to our table we ordered drinks and then food. I ordered the beef on skewer which can with chips and a fresh salad. Portion sizes are very good here, the beef cooked to rare which is how I liked it. Price for the food 4 people including drink 50 euros.
Hope to get back here before we leave.

Thank gdoggod
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Visited on a clear evening, the out door seating area is nice although the plastic table covers could be done without. Inside however resembled a low grade bar with the football being shown to almost nobody. Sadly even though the venue is situated right on the waterfront, it is walled in so no view is available.

The waiter was very polite and gave just the right attention, he was able to recommend certain dishes and went to ask the kitchen about ingredients on request.

As with all the places we ate at, the meat and seafood dishes were done at a good standard however the vegetarian option of a risotto was bland, undercooked and watery. A shame if you are not a meat eater. I had a swinging stick of beef and it was seasoned nicely although a bit tough. This was served with "chips" which turned out to be large squares of fried cornmeal. Not my favourite choice of side by any stretch.

The general ambience was lacking overall as it seemed to be a local hangout for a small party of loud local drinkers.

Cost was OK, around €45 for two starters and two mains.

Parking easy.

Because of the general "below par" of most places we visited to eat in Madeira we would probably go again but this would be because of the standard of other places being less desirable.

Thank Alexander H
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Actually vegetarian friendly! Two main courses on the menu specifically for vegetarians, of which the risotto is absolutely fabulous! Very tasty Bolo de Caco and the desserts are excellent.

Personnel is very friendly!

Thank Jaime V
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The service on our first trip here was nothing short of terrible with items ordered not turning up and then trying to charge us for one of them. However that still did not over shadow how amazing the food was here. We had both had prawn starters which were absolutely magnificent. My partner had seafood risotto which was out of this world and I had Preto da Prego which is basically steak with an egg on it but which was delicious. The locals eat here which is always a good sign. If you can put up with poor service this place is a definite must go.

Thank YorkshireRoj
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Here you Can get a good poncha (both orange+lemon and passion fruit) and then they have the best risotto I ever tasted !

Thank Hoffritz
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