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“superb” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chico

Chico
Caminho Lombo da Rocha, 164 | Prazeres, Calheta, Madeira 9370- 612, Portugal
291 822836
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Ranked #4 of 44 Restaurants in Calheta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $27 - $34
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Bourne, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“superb”
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 provide an excellent and friendly service.
We had several visits to Chico's during our stay and it was always very good value for money.
We highly recommend a visit.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Liepaja, Latvia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Its a best regional restaurante!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We will be back!!! It was the best meal experience!! !Can not wait when I'm bac. Whatever else we ordered everything was great. You can not make a mistake!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good option if you're staying nearby and don't want to drive.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

We were happy with our meal but wouldn't suggest going out of your way to eat here. Calamari was delicious, not fried and in a very flavourful sauce, octopus was good but don't order unless you like onions. Based on previous reviews We ordered the fish soup and considered it average and least favourite of the meal. Prices were fine but we spent 60 euros on 2 appetisers, fish soup as a main and a bottle of wine. Not bad but not worth going out of your way to find.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Warm welcome with good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We went to Chico several times during our stay in Prazeres because the food was great, the service was excellent, their garlic butter was the best we had tasted and their petit fours were to die for. The restaurant is family run and we received a warm welcome each time we arrived? The food is fresh and tasty one of the speciality dishes is beef on a skewer, the meat is good and the portions are large.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“totally brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

this place is amazing. I was working in the village for two weeks and went back several times. the fish stew is easyly enough for two people. the grouper fillet is awesome. service and atmosphere are the best. if you are going to Madeira search this place out. my daughter summed it up perfectly "it's like you have been invited into someone's home". I can't wait to return.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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