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Restaurante O Calhetas

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Ponta da Calheta, Porto Santo Island 9400, Portugal
+351 291 985 322
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous fish restaurant and delightful staff. We were picked up from our aparthotel and dropped back as soon as we asked for a lift. Had the fried squid as a starter which was delicious. Not your deep fried calamari but gently done with onions. Then I had the octopus and rice stew while my husband had the bacalhau. The octopus... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

As the meal was included in the price we were dropped off and immediately shown to a reserved table and a bottle of water brought to us. The food included a soup or fish starter , fish main course or pork chop and vegetable/ salad plus a glass of wine and desert of creme caramel or fruit salad and ice... More 

Thank Southerdeners
Grantham, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We have only had drinks and light snacks here but the staff are exceptionally attentive and very friendly. There were quite a few diners in when we arrived and the meals seemed to be of good quality and reasonable quantity without being overpriced. The view past the island and out to sea is lovely and the position of the restaurant... More 

Thank MikeH007
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We went for an evening meal in what is a spectacular setting and ate out of doors. Gòod service. Food expensive. Fish was fine, veg pretty disappointing. Unlikely to return at that price and with food not tetribly good. Sorry guys !!

Thank Surreyfamily35
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant the food is delicious and the staff could not be more friendly and helpful! The tuna steak is to die for!

Thank Jackie B
Seattle, WA
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

First off, this is the best beach on an island known from its beaches. We spent a leisurely day enjoying the water and sand and views. Stopped at the cafe for coffee and ice cream and were instantly taken with the adjoining dining room. Decided to book dinner for sunset time. Granted we were not there at the height of... More 

Thank pomegranate
Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Sunset or ... all day sun sea waves breeze ( and yes, sometimes wind, but always not hot not cold, just fine ) - the end of the earth, Madeira island just devined in the horizon The place would be excellent, just the place, but try it with : tomato and poached egg soup ( a real one, with onions,... More 

Thank Alexandra D
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favourite places on the island to eat. The fish is amazing - especially the fish stew! You should sit outside and then you have a great view of the beach and sunset as you enjoy the lovely food. Well worth a visit!

Thank fbunny81
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food good service, they even pick you up from your hotel. Take your camera to take shots as the sunsets

Thank dpcole
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Another visit to this cafe bar to sit and watch the watch the view listen to the sea. A wine and beer and snacks that wont damage your pocket. relax and unwind.

Thank di5tred

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Portuguese, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?