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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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London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We stopped here actually to enjoy the amazing view overlooking the Atlantic ocean, after having had diner elsewhere. The Tea house however looked so appealing that we decided to have some herbal teas. We let the waitress make a blend of herbs and were nicely surprised. A really nice blend of fresh herbs creating a spicy and refreshing tea. We... More 

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Denmark
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Casa de Chá O Fio is a nice place for a light lunch, or just a coffe stop. It's situated on the edge of the cliffs, 300m above sea level, with stunning views of the coastline and the ocean. The restaurant has a friendly staff and a cozy ambiance. The menu is o.k., but quite limited. If you have the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We loved our local herbs tea when watching the stunning sun set !! The also offer cakes and pies but we did not try them.

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Thank E F
Eye, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This tea room perched on a cliff above the Atlantic has wonderful views. They grow their own herbs and their "house tea" is made from these with the odd pinch of this or that added. It's different each time you go! Add a piece of home made cake and enjoy the garden and resident beagle, perfect. If you want some... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is a great place for both lunch and dinner. The special tea with scones are delicious, as are the tuna sandwiches. Dinner dishes are good as well, large portions. In contrast to many places we have been in Madeira you do not have to wait 45+ mins for your food (although with this view that would certainly not be... 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic
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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