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Estalagem Engenho Velho

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Quinta do Ledo, Arco da Calheta, Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
+351 291 820 500
18:30 - 23:00
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Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Funchal, Portugal
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Excelent food, well worth the trip and price. They have a plate that is a mix of grilled tuna and octupus. Every time I go there I try to go just for the delicious octupus, but in the end I always get both. This mean quite a lot of food in one single plate. A little bit pricy for local... More 

Thank pabreu10
Wimborne, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2015

I had two meals here and each was above my expectations. It was away from the main seafront and the main street

Thank bradders242
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2014

We went her for dinner with two friend ,having booked the day before ,we sat out side as it was a nice evening . We were greeted by a friendly lady .she bought nice fresh bread and fresh tuna .with balsamic vinegar .i could of just eaten that all night . I had a salad to start that had fresh... More 

2 Thank prich55
Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014

We ate here as it was recommended on Tripadvisor. We were initially told they were full but they managed to squeeze us in. Thankfully they did as the food was excellent and the view is lovely. Strangely the restaurant wasn't full to capacity but full for the amount of covers the wife and husband couple could cope with, which was... More 

Thank Tom R
Woking, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2013

My husband and I were staying in a villa nearby and ended up walking over to this hotel restaurant three times during our stay. We really enjoyed watching the sunset whilst eating delicious grilled tuna, grilled octopus and scabbard-fish fillets, all wonderfully fresh. Home-made 12-year old madeira aperitif was also fantastic, as were the mainland Portuguese wines they recommended. The... More 

Thank StephanieGJ
Reading, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2013

The food was all made fresh. Given that the owners are the only people that seem to work there the standard of food the way they talked to their guests was amazing. Their daughter was playing cards with her dad with some of the hotel guests which created a lovely atmosphere.

Thank Holly J
Norwich, UK
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2011

Beautiful setting looking down to the Atlantic. Friendly helpful staff and excellent food, especially the grilled tuna and octopus! Good quality wines etc. Best place we found to eat for the same price or thereabouts as many of the other "ordinary" resturants. Not a place if you want to rush!

3 Thank Stephen H
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2011

Distinct sense that owners were a bit jaded and had acquired the slightly cynical art of 'milking' the bill. Although nice waiter the first night. Shame because this could be and gives the impression that it was once really good. We had two evenings there. First was a bit better than ok, the second average. If they regain some enthusiasm... More 

2 Thank Mickiwinner
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2011

This restaurant is a hidden gem. It is right on the sea front and we ate on the outdoor balcony. There was a great choice on the menu, and the food was really good. The wine was nice too, and all reasonably priced. The grilled octopus was superb, as was the tuna, and the fish soup was excellent.

3 Thank AnnaF64

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 43
Restaurant features
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quinta do Ledo, Arco da Calheta, Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Calheta  >  Arco da Calheta
  • Phone Number: +351 291 820 500

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