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Restaurante Chico

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Rua Igreja | Prazeres, Prazeres, Calheta, Madeira 9370-626, Portugal
+351 291 822 836
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good family restaurant. We had the Polvo Guisado which was the best we had in Madeira. I also tried the Oxtail which was delicious. The kids had the beef brochette: lovely. The légumes are simple and very fresh. Chips are homemade and taste like it and come from potatoes in the owner's field. Finish off with a couple of... More 

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Thank frednat2
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel was close to here and we had read good reviews so tried it out. We sat outside on a nice little terrace bit, with sun on our faces in the evening. The service was excellent and the food was fabulous! We ended up going back another two times that week! It was peaceful,great food and attentive service. Definitely... More 

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Thank GéraldineBae
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant now for the second time. The first time it was great but now it's not good. The service has been very bad would have liked to get some food but unfortunately the waitress was more worried about her phone then taking any orders. Not good not good at all

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Thank paulvE4095JT
Tania J, Gerente de relações públicas at Restaurante Chico, responded to this review

Dear costumer Paul. We deeply saddened that you got a negative impression of our restaurant . We always try our best to satisfy our costumers in all aspects From the moment our costumers come in we make all the possible to guarantee everyone is treated to a high standard In your case you say you awaited 15min and you werent... More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We visited this restaurant on Sunday for lunch and what a find. From arrival the greeting was very welcoming and with a smile so that sets the bar straight high as you know you in for a treat. Attentive and informative service and the food is 5 star quality. This restaurant is a Must visit if you in the area.

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Estreito da Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

New owners, but following the menu and excellence of the previous owners who sold out in order to retire.

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Thank KenMac908
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

What a great find!! The restaurant and staff are friendly helpful...they are awesome. The food is excellent and reasonable as well. If you are anywhere near the area, give it a try. Oh ya, don't leave without taking some "Chico balls" home. Delicious!!!!

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Thank atcboy
Belfast, Maine
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231 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We thought our dinner here was very good. My husband had the skewererd beef which was cooked to perfection and good and tender. My grouper was excellent.

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Thank Christine U
Reading, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Great food and friendly staff Lovely fish soup and fresh fish cakes and coffee good in the afternoon too staff very friendly and efficient

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Thank Brian D
Province of Florence, Italy
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We had a wonderful dinner of goat stew, chips and salad. Recommended by our host and well worth the short journey up from Calheta. Also excellent espedata and other menu choices. Very friendly service with excellent English spoken. Highly recommended.

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Thank lolmo2015
Dronfield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Chico`s is a local restaurant with a good and varied menu including some interesting traditional Madeiran food. The welcome is very friendly and the english of the staff excellent. May need to book if visiting at the weekend

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Thank JohnStS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Igreja | Prazeres, Prazeres, Calheta, Madeira 9370-626, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Calheta  >  Prazeres
  • Phone Number: +351 291 822 836

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