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Restaurante O Calhetas

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Ponta da Calheta, Porto Santo Island 9400, Portugal
+351 291 985 322
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Best coffee

Best coffee on the island and just €1 a cup. The food looked good but we never got a chance to eat here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely little cafe restaurant. I have only ever stopped here for a coffee in the middle of the day so cannot comment on the food. There is free wifi and plenty of tables outside to look at the view. I was very surprised at the prices. At only 1 euro per coffee i was very pleased x

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Best coffee on the island and just €1 a cup. The food looked good but we never got a chance to eat here.

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leighton buzzard
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We have visited this restaurant each time we have been to the lovely island or Porto Santo and ha e yet to be disappointed. On this visit we sat down with drinks and caught site of the cobra beer glasses. The friends we were with collect glasses and asked the owners of we could buy one of the glasses, he... More 

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We've used this place for the last 12 years and it goes up and down as the management changes but on the whole has been OK. The current management apparently couldn't give a monkeys about their customers as we waited over 25 minutes for anybody to even recognise that we were there. The staff were all enjoying their own personal... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Great stop for the views and/or meal or beverage. Walkable destination. I suggest staying at this end of the beach afterwards.

Thank Elsabud
Manchester, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This is a wonderful place to visit, there are two sides , one informal and one formal, both cost the same but you can also buy snack food in the informal one. Saying this you do not have to dress differently. We only went at lunchtime , the food was delicious , a haven for fish eaters, we also loved... More 

Thank petawendy54
Munich, Germany
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64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This restaurant based at the bottom of the island probably has the best view and great sunset. We sat outside on the promenade and enjoyed the quiet along with a special view of Ilheu Da Cal, a little island. The food was superb and the service very correct if a little slow. Several tables were reserved and by the time... More 

Thank Bish555
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This part of the island is beautiful and to end the day with a lovely meal and wine is a real treat! They have a good selection on the menu, sea food and meat dishes or snacks all to a high standard. A modern fresh decor indoor s and good beach facilities, bar toilets showers and changing room. So you... More 

Thank Jan C
Santarem, Portugal
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79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

A very pleasant and calm esplanade-restaurant near the beach with an splendid view over the ocean. The location is perfect. I eat a grilled fish and it was very good. The wine was good as well. The service was not very fast but... i didn't care with that as i was enjoying the splendid view , drinking the wine. The... More 

Thank Miguel B
Ghent, Belgium
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had an excellent lunch here with the family early August 2015. Seafood, fish. Spaghetti for the girls. And excellent coffee afterwards

Thank Joost D

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ponta da Calheta, Porto Santo Island 9400, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Porto Santo Island
  • Phone Number: +351 291 985 322

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view


Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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