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Taberna Ruel

9.4/10
618
Rua de Santa Maria 119, 9060-291 FunchalSee map

Average price €25

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This restaurant is following the relevant safety practices*:
Air renewal system
Card payments accepted
Contactless, digital or single use menus
Extra cleaning services implemented at the tables, toilets and kitchen
Food served only at the table
Guest spacing 2m
Hand sanitizer for customers
Single use products on the table
Staff wearing masks
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Restaurant menu

Chef Ricardo Ruel
  • Average price €25
    Special request
Tomato and Onion Soup with Egg
€4.95
Homemade
Prawn Bisque with Crouton
€6.45
Homemade
Chestnut Cream with Fresh Cheese Foam (or without)
€4.85
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Lapas
Sobremesa de maracujá
Peixe espada com banana e espetada de vaca com milho frito
Arroz Marisco
Espetada regional
Fish and seafood platter

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.4/10
based on 618 reviews
Only users who have booked on the platforms or a booking module of TheFork group and who have dined in this restaurant can leave a rating, with or without a review. The global rating is based on all ratings and reviews but only those written in English are displayed.
Quality of food :9.3/10
Service :9.7/10
Setting :9.3/10
  1. Katharina G.
    Katharina G.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    The staff was super friendly! They had good recommendations for us. Food is delicious as well and we felt really at home. Also the we just waited a really short time for the food to be served.

  2. Yamin W.
    Yamin W.
    • 4 reviews
    9.5/10

    Fresh fish of the day was the absolute highlight. Service was warm and prompt. Place was really busy with customers, an unusual sight for this year; outdoor tables were far apart for this to be a concern. However many pedestrians passed through this very narrow street, some did not wear masks and were talking, laughing and singing; this is something to think about if you take social distance seriously.

  3. Olga V.
    Olga V.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Second time dining here and we're definitely coming back. Friendly and professional staff, great food - we had grilled scabbard fish with banana, espetada, tomato egg soup and prawn bisque, chocolate mousse, all fantastic. Highly recommended!

  4. Steve O.
    Steve O.
    • 5 reviews
    8/10

    Nice location and staff were friendly. Food was, well, ok I suppose. Nothing special really.

  5. John H.
    John H.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Lovely restaurant in the old town. Service was very good, prompt, even though it was quite busy. We had shrimp bisque starter followed by chateaubriand and it was delicious. 30% discount deal off the food made it excellent value for money. Recommended and will visit again.

  6. Neyha P.
    Neyha P.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    From the moment we walked in we were greeted with such care and kindness! The limpets as starters were divine alongside fresh oysters, We were shown the selection of fresh fish and decided to choose the sea bream for mains which was cooked to perfection! The recommendations from the waiters were spot on! We even topped off our evening with dessert and a small sweet aperitif which ended a wonderful evening. The staff were helpful with food recommendations and offered a friendly and attentive service. Definitely would recommend this place for a lovely evening and great service.

  7. Claire R.
    Claire R.
    • one review
    10/10

    The squid is out of this world! Really excellent food, service and wine! Loved it

  8. Margaret D.
    Margaret D.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    We visited after several recommendations and it was a real find. Lovely setting with great food and friendly service. We will definitely be back. Don't miss the limpets, a first for me and they were delicious.

  9. Brian E.
    Brian E.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Our second visit in a week. Another lovely welcome followed again by great food and service.

  10. Monica S.
    Monica S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    We keep returning to this restaurant as the staff, the ambience and of course the food are all so good! This restaurant is definitely one to put at the top of your list! We will return - thank you Taberna Ruel!!

  11. Martijn C.
    Martijn C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Absolutely amazing for typical fresh fish & seafood with delicious wines. Superb service!

  12. Brian E.
    Brian E.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Lovely restaurant - sat in garden area at the rear. Excellent food and excellent service from the very friendly and helpful staff. Will certainly revisit.

  13. Sheena A.
    Sheena A.
    • one review
    10/10

    Strolling through the streets trying to pick one of the many restaurants, we looked up previous reviews and went for the Taberna Ruel - and it literally made our day! The food was delicious but the service was just outstanding! Very professional, super attentive and with good humor. We had the octopus and espetada and both were cooked to perfection. We also had the pleasure of trying their chestnut soup after complaining about one we had elsewhere and it was to die for ;-) the atmosphere is amazing outside but even the interior is very classy - perfect for that special dinner or lunch. Don’t miss this place when in Funchal!

  14. Monica S.
    Monica S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    This is a great restaurant. The staff are super friendly and efficient and when the food arrived we were not disappointed. We would recommend this restaurant!

  15. Marc B.
    Marc B.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Alles top !

  16. Alex K.
    Alex K.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Terrific taste of classic Madeiran food in this fantastic local restaurant in heart of Funchal old town. We booked table via The Fork and had a great table reserved for us outside so we could really soak up the atmosphere on a warm October evening. It wasn’t a surprise to see this place so busy. The service we received was excellent (and very family friendly) and the kids loved the food. We particularly enjoyed the beef espetada, the grilled octopus and the local scabbard fish with banana. Great wine selection too. We thoroughly recommend and hope to go back before end of our holiday.

  17. Henna L.
    Henna L.
    • 5 reviews
    9/10

    Good food in a nice setting! The fresh bread and tuna were delicious!

  18. Flora S.
    Flora S.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    But disappointed that all food didn’t arrive on time. Steak arrived and had to wait for the fries which arrived 5 minutes later. Hamburgers arrived with no bun or bread. Fish dishes were delicious. Service very friendly and accommodating.

  19. Andre P.
    Andre P.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Definately One of the best restaurants in Madeira.

  20. Nikki C.
    Nikki C.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Gorgeous meal. Amazing fresh seafood and lovely, attentive staff. Have booked again for a couple of days time.

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More information

Opening time

Everyday from midday to 11 p.m.

How to get to the restaurant

Rua de Santa Maria 119, 9060-291, Funchal, Portugal

Features

European, Good for groups, Christmas and New Year,

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