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Rei da Poncha

We stumbled upon the Rei da Poncha, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Funchal’s Old Town.

The outdoor seating area beckoned us in, and we were immediately charmed by the lively atmosphere and attentive table service. As we sipped our refreshing beverages, the hustle and bustle of the city melted away, leaving us to soak in the ambience of this charming bar.

The Rei da Poncha quickly became our go-to spot for a nightcap during our stay in Funchal.



Location and Contacts: Rei da Poncha

Phone: 96 50 78 00 3

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Opening Hours

Every day from 10 am to 1 am.

Closed on Sundays.

Ambiance

As we entered the Rei da Poncha, we were immediately struck by the inviting atmosphere. The outdoor seating area was bustling with patrons, chatting and laughing over drinks and regional delicacies.

The mood was lively and young, amplified by the perfect level of background music, creating a sense of warmth and camaraderie.

The energy at the Rei da Poncha was contagious, leaving us uplifted and in great spirits.

Food

The speciality is the Poncha drink, expertly mixed and with an unmistakable flavour.

There is a wide range of Ponchas prepared with brandy. For the more adventurous, the Metro Mix Poncha (€10) rewards us with a selection of mini ponchas with different flavours.

It’s a fun way to taste various drinks together.

The passion fruit Poncha was a delight (€2.5). The tangerine ones were also pleasant, though slightly more acidic.

The Poncha was only a prelude, as the Nikitas are equally delicious: soft sweetness with a refreshing pineapple flavour.

You’ll want the wonderful prego no bolo do caco! It’s not just aesthetically pleasing…

Service

The speciality is the Poncha drink, expertly mixed and with an unmistakable flavour.

As we perused the menu, we were impressed by the extensive selection of Ponchas prepared with premium brandy.

But for those seeking a bit more adventure, the Metro Mix Poncha (€10) offers a playful and exciting way to sample a variety of flavors.

It’s a fun way to taste various drinks together.

The passion fruit Poncha ($2.5) was delicious. Even though they were a little more acidic, the tangerine ones were also enjoyable.

The Nikitas are similarly delightful, with a gentle sweetness and a crisp pineapple flavour, so the Poncha was just a taster.

The beautiful prego no bolo do caco is a must-have! It’s not just beautiful to look at…

Price:

We were pleasantly surprised by the affordability of the Rei da Poncha. For an average price of €18 per person, we indulge in a satisfying meal accompanied by a refreshing drink.

And for those on a budget, the establishment offers fantastic value with options priced at under €10.



Things to do nearby:

Located just a stone’s throw away, the Rei da Poncha is near the exotic Mercado dos Lavradores, the historic Sé Catedral do Funchal, and the Funchal Cable Car taking us to the Madeira Botanical Gardens.

Conclusion

The Rei da Poncha was a delightful discovery in the heart of Funchal, offering a superb selection of Ponchas at reasonable prices in a casual atmosphere that encourages unwinding. The bar’s ambiance is lively and inviting, with patrons enjoying the company of friends and the delicious drinks on offer.

The service is friendly and efficient, making for a truly enjoyable experience. Despite the limited seating, the Rei da Poncha is always bustling with patrons looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a taste of Madeira’s signature drink.

  • Negative: few tables for demand.
  • Positive: efficient service and friendliness; fast food.

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rei-da-ponchaRei da Poncha is in the middle of Funchal and has a wide range of Ponchas. It is a good place for friends or couples to spend a relaxed afternoon.