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Casa de Cha O Fio

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Caminho Lombadinha de Baixo, Ponta do Pargo, Calheta, Madeira 9385-232, Portugal
+351 291 882 525
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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The teahouse is set right on the edge of the cliff near the lighthouse, and has car parking beside the viewpoint. Good for tea or coffee, but we were disappointed with the meals. Tourist food that can be found anywhere is available, and some recipes were described as cooked in the Madeiran way...it is a matter of personal preference, but... More 

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Grenoble, France
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a real paradise, the location is breathtaking... alone at the very west of the island... the view is one of the more beautiful, ideal sunset spot... they make a very good homemade traditional food... ladies there are so kind... they have many herbs growing all around the terrasse... the light house is 10min walk down... perfect for... More 

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Kangasala, Finland
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first time to visit this restaurant and if we return back to Madeira this is the place to re-visit for several reasons: excellent service, soup, lemon cake and tea made of the herbs grown in their own garden. Also the view from the terrace is spectacular. "Life is not the days that have passed but the moments... More 

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blackpool
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We stopped off here due to previous reviews.The views are spectacular,the coffee is very good.We had a steak,ham and cheese toastie which was very nice and a pork toastie (which wasn't that great)We finished off with a slice of cake each.The other half enjoyed the marble cake ,I had the lemon cake which looked a lot better than it tasted.Would... More 

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Thank jonesyclan
Uk
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134 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We parked at the lighthouse and walked up the path signposted miradour. Gorgeous little tea room with home grown herb tea as well as all the usual teas. Great cakes and lovely looking other food. Really friendly and great views.

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Thank ptarmigan11
London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We went on a drive round the west of Madeira and stopped here for lunch. My husband had a starter of prawns which was huge easily main course size and I had the vegetable soup which came in a large bowl and included every variety of fresh vegetables. This with the classic madeira garlic bread made a hefty lunch.

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Thank Mary B
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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

This place you have to visit. Lovely views, very friendly staf. They grow there own herbs around the restaurant. For me the best chicken toast I have ever eat :-) Highly recommended!

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Thank Cayman258
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

While out for a drive on holiday, my wife and I came across this lilltle gmn by accident and decided to have lunch. The staff were so friendly and the food was great, good home cooked, wholesome food, just what we needed. If in the area, I would recommend that you try this place out for yourself.

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Thank FredandBrenda
Devon, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This has got to be one of the best places for lunch on the Island. We took the side road to Ponta do Pargo on a whim - when you get to the bottom of the road there is a small car park and a very short walk leads to a platform with astounding views of the coast line. Immediately... More 

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Thank Stuart M
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch purely by chance after a visit to see the amazing views. My wife enjoyed a soup made from herbs fresh out of the garden with two cooked eggs floating on top. Tasty and recommended. I stayed with a steak sandwich in local bread also excellent. Just a small menu but great value and well worth a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Portuguese, European
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Caminho Lombadinha de Baixo, Ponta do Pargo, Calheta, Madeira 9385-232, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Calheta  >  Ponta do Pargo
  • Phone Number: +351 291 882 525
Description
Tea House with amazing views over the ocean.

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