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Restaurante Convento das Vinhas

Sitio do Convento, Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (10 reviews)
“steak” (11 reviews)
“parrot fish” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Sitio do Convento, Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 89 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed close by and went here the first night. Nice local restaurant with very friendly staff. Good fresh fish selection, the Sea Bream, and Paella were very good. Their homemade almond ice cream was great. A must visit when in the area.

Thank MJC1963
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner at this restaurant our first night in Calheta, Madeira. We were seated by a friendly staff member at a window with a marvelous view of the water. We first experienced our Espada here and it was delicious! The portions are large and...More

Thank ConnecticutGina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this restaurant in a guide to the area in our rental villa, and booked in advance for a Friday night. We were not disappointed, from the extremely friendly welcome to the enormous portions of delicious food. We had various meat and seafood dishes,...More

Thank Ddraig_fawr
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

The restaurant caters for all people, the menu is translated in multiple languages, making it easy to understand. The dining experience was lovely, we went for the recommendations of the waiter for scabbard with banana & passionfruit sauce x 2 with a side of chips...More

Thank Misscontrast
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We were told that the Convento had been for monks originally but whatever it had been in the past we could see it could become a habit! The view, the staff, the food are all superb and we would certainly return again if we were...More

Thank Owl22270
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Greeted at the door with a big smile and the friendly service continued throughout the evening. So much pride in the local dishes which the waitress took time to explain and encouraged us to try new dishes. The cod Portuguese style was fantastic. Great value,...More

Thank dhulton
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This place is great. Food was really really good and dishes are very large. We had soup before main course as we thought just one course won't be enough and we were so wrong. Very tasty vegetable cream soup, grilled squids were the best I...More

Thank ursubv
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped here at random for lunch after a morning at the nearby beach. Food was all prepared superbly and with care and pride. Nothing fancy but seafood, including prawns, mussels and limpets, was all really fresh and cooked well - even the mixed salad was...More

Thank GKEN16
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

From the outside its easy to pass this restaurant as it's on a fairly busy road, which we were only ever on, our way elsewhere. Once you enter, the place is immaculately clean with pleasant staff and a great view. The prices were reasonable and...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This place is a little gem. The staff are very welcoming and helpful. The location is awesome overlooking the coastline. The food was absolutely divine and it has a great wine list. Definitely one of my favourite places to eat in Calheta and I can...More

Thank YorkshireRoj
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sitio do Convento, Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Calheta
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