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Chico

Caminho Lombo da Rocha 164, | Prazeres, Calheta, Madeira 9370- 612, Portugal
291 822836
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Ranked #6 of 41 Restaurants in Calheta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $27 - $34
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Long Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Brilliant local restaurant, limited menu, however, great wholesome and delicious food. Try the spatchcock chicken and espetada.....brilliant. English spoken

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

Looking for an evening meal I looked on TripAdvisor and found Chico, s . We found it with difficulty, it is down a little one way street opposite the church, if we had not read the review we may not have stopped. Believe me this little restaurant is beyond excellent, the quality, decor, cleanliness and food was absolutely fantastic. By... More

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Derbyshire
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110 reviews 110 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

If we had known how generous the portions were we would not have ordered starters. These were also more than enough for one, two could have shared. For mains we chose the Espetada one beef and one pork, vegetables and fried potatoes. Garlic bead and butter came quickly. Everything we ordered was well cooked. The waitress was knowledgeable about the... More

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Bristol, UK
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128 reviews 128 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We ate here twice whilst staying locally. The food was excellent quality and the portions were very large. The Espetada we had was beautifully cooked and one between two was more than sufficient for us. We thught it offered very good value for money. The waitress didn't speak very much English which made conversation more difficult as my Portuguese was... More

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Noord-Scharwoude, The Netherlands
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We ate at Chico 2 times,one at the restaurant and the other one since we were staying at 5 min walk away we had take away.Portions are big but sides are not included.Espetada is ok but if u go to a really local restaurant you can get it for less than half price (beef).Fish was delicious and the older woman... More

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Cork, Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

During our Portugueses vacation this was one of tripadvisor choices compatible with the high level reviews. If it wasnt for the reviews, we would definitely had passed by this more than modestly decorated building from the outside, in a passing street without any charms... But doesn't the old stories say that its always the more unconspicuous ones that hide the... More

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Herefordshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The owner (cook) is a real enthusiast who loves to talk about food. His wife keeps him and his daughter in line. We really recommend his beef and pork espetatdas. very reasonable prices.

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Faja da Ovelha, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The best espetada on Madeira we ate at Chico´s in Prazeres... cosy interior, service was TOP, In winter a nice log fire ...

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Well worth finding if you are in Calheta district of Medeira. Lovely family run business and baby friendly (as always). Great wine and steaks,beautiful fresh fish all in traditional surroundings. Overall an excellent evening out !!!

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Bourne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Once you have negotiated your way around the one way system and found this restaurant you are in for a real treat. The peppered fillet steak melted in our mouths, the Tuna steak was perfect and the home made chips and sides were very moorish. The restaurant is run by a husband and wife team who work extremely hard to... More

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