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Caminho Lombo da Rocha 164, | Prazeres, Calheta, Madeira 9370- 612, Portugal
291 822836
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Ranked #4 of 42 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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  • Portuguese first
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Having read a few reviews on here my husband and I decided to try to find this restaurant. All I can say is that it was worth the drive. I had the pork espetada which was really tasty and very tender. My husband had the steak of the house, which was also very good. Large portions so don't have a... More 

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Sawbridgeworth, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We had Pork Espetada, Calamari with chips, mixed salad and rice as extra sides, with 4 soft drinks 33 euros. Great value and food was delicious. We ate at 7 on a Thursday evening with my 3 year old and practically had restaurant to ourselves. Service was friendly and couldn't ask for more. They also do everything on menu as... More 

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Madeira, Portugal
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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138 reviews 138 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Address: Caminho Lombo da Rocha 164, | Prazeres, Calheta, Madeira 9370- 612, Portugal
Phone Number: 291 822836
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Calheta
Average Prices: USD 27 - 34
Cuisine: Portuguese

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