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Restaurante O Calhetas

Ponta da Calheta, Porto Santo Island, Portugal
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Derby, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Staying on half board terms at the Quinta Do Sarrado, we forwent our evening meal there and joined some new found holiday friends (one of whom was celebrating a wedding anniversary) after hearing good reports about the Restaurante O Calhetas. We were seated indoors, owing to the coolness of the evening, with menus promptly offered and our meal orders taken.... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Walked here and had a drink one day went back the next day for lunch with family of 5 adults. The service was good, we had a wide variety of different starters and main dishes. The standard was very good, fresh fish excellent, lots of king prawns as one of the starters. The portions are large and taste lovely. You... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Ordered a tuna sandwich.....it came with a fresh tuna steak in locally made bread ......soooo tasty and very reasonable priced!! 3 euros.

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119 reviews 119 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We visited this restaurant a couple of times during our stay. We had been told that it was more pricey than some on the island but didn't find it overpriced. The menu is varied and portions ample to say the least. We had charming and slick service . WEll worth a visit.

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Funchal, Portugal
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Every year I visit every year and runs well. The food is good the service is attentive. Do not expect to be always at your table and it takes little time, but it will be so in any restaurant in the port saint. But they are extremely friendly and the food is fabulous, I would strongly recommend the "seafood feijoada".... More

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Porto Santo
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

After walking a couple of miles along the beach to reach the end of the island we thought we would stop for a drink and check out the menu of Calhetas. Realising it was later than we thought we also decided to stop for some food. Bad decision! Pretty much from the moment we arrived the waiting staff ignored us... More

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69 reviews 69 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Stopped to see this end of the island and ended up staying for lunch. The food was good but the service was like in most of the island, a bit slow. I recommend the bolo de caco; the typical garlic bread and the typical fish with garlic and onion. Would return particularly for the fish!

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Evansville, Wisconsin
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We've been down to the point or end of the island on several occasions but had never considered it for an evening dinner. Our trusted taxi driver had suggested that we try them out (he also told us they had chicken dishes, so much for the trust!). I think he liked to spread the business around. In a weeks time... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We sit outside as the dusk falls and drink ice cold Coral with Tremocos or Bolo de caco. Attentive service and staff who give the time to chat. The Espada is highly recommended and Fire Water to finish. The setting with the Ilheu da Cal in the background is idyllic. We always eat there at least twice on every trip.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Another one to visit if you love views. You can watch the sea, look at the rocks, walk on the sand first if you want. Relax and enjoy your meal in a perfect setting.

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