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Chico

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Caminho Lombo da Rocha, 164 | Prazeres, Calheta, Madeira 9370- 612, Portugal
291 822836
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Warm welcome - hearty food

Really good quality food, plenty to eat and reasonable price. Passion fruit mousse was something else. Our host was very welcoming and spoke good English. Would definitely go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Elgin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Really good quality food, plenty to eat and reasonable price. Passion fruit mousse was something else. Our host was very welcoming and spoke good English. Would definitely go back.

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Calheta, Portugal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good food at very reasonable prices, Big portions, Tasty pork chops and great chicken dish. If you like fish It's the Cherna I would try. Winter nights they have a wood fired stove so it's cosy.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
52 helpful votes 52 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Caminho Lombo da Rocha, 164 | Prazeres, Calheta, Madeira 9370- 612, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Calheta
  • Phone Number: 291 822836

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 34
  • Cuisine: Portuguese

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