123 Church St, New Bedford, MA | Directions 0274641.665451 -70.935756
wedding woes – I had my wedding in the large hall at cafe funchal. Carla, the wedding coordinator was anything but helpful, but I had already booked. she invited us to a taste testing and left the wrong time on the machine... when we got there she said we should have arrived on time when i told her the message had said we could browse the selection andwhere between 1 and 4 she said no i must have misunderstood the selection was at 12. on the day of our rehersal she booked a consultation with another couple so was unable to coordinate my wishes with the staff, my mother and i therefore had to show the staff how we wanted the center pieces, napkins, tables, how many where on each table, how many tables we needed, etc. i had intended on spending the night out with my husbands family that was down from canada for the wedding but got stuck there for over an hour after the rehersal. On the night of the event carla, who was wearing jeans and a tshirt, informed me that she had a poker tournement next door and if I needed anything I should go find her there. I was insulted right off the bat. I had expected a little more direction than that. the servers asked my mother and i if they could begin serving if they could clear the tables etc i didnt expect to have to worry about that on my wedding night i thought i was paying them so i didnt have to worry. they didnt serve icecream with my cake even though i had paid for it in my package and then carla came in and told them to shut the bar down an hour early. when i asked her why she said the dj told her he was only paid until 10... the dj who was my cousin said he had never said that at which point she started screaming at him and calling him a liar in front of everyone. she appoligised while i was on my way out but insisted that it was my cousins fault and told me she would send me a complimentry gift card which neadless to say never came. if i had known i would have paid the couple of extra dollers a plate to go some where else and have a relaxing wedding experiance. i do not intend on returning to the resturant.
One of the Best Portuguese Restaurants – I am from New Bedford, and I have to say that Cafe Funchal is definetly a staple in this community. Their food and drink menu is fantastic and I recommend the shrimp mozambique and the carne de espito. I love this place so much that I have planned my wedding reception here for October 2010. They have a gorgeous ballroom in the back of this restaurant for up to 400 people, what a lovely place!
Overpriced sub par food with annoying bar scene!! – First, they messed up our reservations twice, then tried to squeeze 7 people onto a 6 peson set-up. Then I had to fight to add more room! The steak was sub-par, the tuna special was tough and stringy , the steak tips(Steak tips? more like chuck roast!) were tough and overcooked, tuna steak was overcooked and unappetizing and the beef on a stick was tough and just poor quality meat! Just sub-par food!! However, I must admit the mussels were great (the spicy red sauce) and the swordfish ok (but very thin). Word of warning, don't ever eat in the bar, unless of course you love rap music, wear your baseball cap backwards, wear your jeans down to your knees and aren't interested in carrying on a conversation with your guests- Noisy!!
And the best part? On the way out to the parking lot (located about 1/4 mile behing the building!) we had to step over where someone had just thrown up on the sidewalk right near the front door. What a great way to end the evening with a client , fellow worker and wives. This place is a bar scene pretending to be an upscale reataurant! Denny's quality? Maybe somewhat better, but after $300 I expected more and will never go back. They should have saved the $$ spent on the ambiance and put it into good quality food or maybe lessons for the chef on how not to overcook it. Why all the hipe? So thank me for saving you $300!!!!
Best Food In Town – Great food decor service Keep up the wonderful work. The time and care that the waitress showed was apprecitated, The choices gave us much to decide from. We have come here on five ocassions, and evertime enjoyed it all. You should be very proud.
Horrible service and staff. – Service is bad. Bartenders are rude. Need new ones. I am 55 yrs old, never seen rudeness and selfishness like this before. Food was cold and uncooked. I do not expect to go there again. Over priced by much.
Very Nice Facility, Quality and Inexpensive Food – This is a great portugese restaurant which also offers American-style food. Very good service, a very extensive menu. Inexpensive prices on food and beverages (including achoholic beverages). This is a newly constructed location for Cafe Funchal, and it is very impressive. There are 2 dining areas (one with a beverage bar and raw bar and wide-screen TVs), and one function room with a separate entrance. This is an excellent consumer value, and one of my favorite places to go. I have eaten here about 4 times now, and have never been dissapointed. Absolutely first class for a restaurant of this price range! There are two parking lots, and the rear lot is huge -- parking is very adequate.
do not eat here! – I can't believe what my best friend told me about this place. Rumors right from the manager and employee. The mind of these people are aweful. Do not eat here. I can't believe this is what I heard.
Plenty of nicer places to hang out.
un-classy – This place needs to close down. Food horrible! Staff horrible! Rumors from manager, especially from a manger HORRIBLE!!! Do not go here to have a nice time!!
Worst portuguese restaurant – Cafe Funchal is the worst portuguese restaurant ever! The food is gross.... no flavor and not cooked to your asking.
But more importantly, you can see the misery in the workers faces. On several occassions I heard someone screaming in the back kitchen.
It reflects in the service. The staff is rude and not at all willing to make the dining experience pleasureable.
It was better at the older building.
Not worth your $$.
Good Portuguese Food – Cafe Funchal has great customer service and the staff is very pleasant. It's a busy restaurant during normal meal times. The menu has a wide variety of items. Prices are reasonable for one or a family. The food is good, but you have to like Portuguese style meals in order to appreciate this place, as that is what they serve.
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