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Chico

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European, Portuguese
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Caminho Lombo da Rocha, 164 | Prazeres, Calheta, Madeira 9370- 612, Portugal
291 822836
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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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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
EXCELLENT STEAK

Recommended to us by a Welsh sailor in Calheta. Lovely atmosphere, great service, excellent beef steak.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2015
CHICISLES
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Laide, United Kingdom
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The service was rather poor and slow considering the place was practically empty. I had the prawns which were overcooked and had to request a bowl of lemon water in order to clean my hands after eating them. My husband had the tuna which was OK but has had better elsewhere. We were not asked when the waitress cleared our... More 

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Thank Crossgates31
Laide, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Recommended to us by a Welsh sailor in Calheta. Lovely atmosphere, great service, excellent beef steak.

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Thank CHICISLES
Yorkshire - England
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161 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

This is a really nice Portuguese restaurant offering great food and great value. Superb staff that really care about your enjoyment and they are excellent with kids. We went there last night and had a terrific meal once we had a found the place. Not easy but worth the search.

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Thank ImmigrantTyke
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It is a nice restaurant, the food and services are good, but a bit more expensive compared to other restaurants.

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1 Thank Dannes W
Manchester
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Well worth searching out. Portions are large and the food is very good and reasonably priced. The atmosphere is friendly and homely..and I agree the passion fruit mousse is certainly "something else"

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Thank GJRWS
Funchal, Portugal
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Visited here on many occasion , always had a good meal , owner's staff very good , if you visit this place you have to try the oxtail , only place in Madeira that i have ever seen it on a menu , & being British i have ordered it quite a lot of times .. nice washed down with... More 

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Thank dphildiane
Elgin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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1 Thank Will S S
Calheta, Portugal
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Thank Madeiramakem
Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Thank Christa M
Sawbridgeworth, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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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: European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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