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O Calhau

Rua Joao Gago 2c, Funchal, Madeira 9000-071, Portugal
+351 962 778 709
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“crostini” (21 reviews)
“tapas” (20 reviews)
“profiteroles” (6 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Rua Joao Gago 2c, Funchal, Madeira 9000-071, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

O Calhau became our favourite place for good coffee (Nespresso) and pastel de natas! It is a comfortable relaxing place inside, especially as the weather wasn't too good at the time. The next time we are staying near Funchal we will certainly come back for...More

Thank JayS1506
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first night in Madeira after a tiring journey. This restaurant is part of the hotel where I’m staying and the receptionist recommended it. I didn’t want a large meal and thought this would be ideal. The waiter thought I would prefer another...More

Thank Margaretdoreen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this restaurant by chance walking by so decided to eat there. The waiter was excellent and very friendly he helped us work out what we wanted, while the food was being prepared he chatted about Madeira and gave us some very interesting information of...More

Thank René Andre B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our waiter Cristello (apologies if I got that wrong!) was excellent. Attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Food very good spaghetti with prawns sublime. Great choice for dinner. We will return.

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 2 February 2018

A clean and modern venue with well presented food. Handy for the town centre though the outside seating area is quieter than at many other places nearby.

Thank KMc528789
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Really nice place, everything works, good food, friendly staff. Beautiful terrace, nice to sit outside without cars.

Thank Kangja
Reviewed 24 January 2018

This a wonderful restaurant with quite excellent staff. All you would hope for a reasonably priced meal. Our young server was charming, knowledgeable, friendly , quite excellent. Food is freshly prepared, well presented and tastes gorgeous. Absolutely perfect for lunch. Do go and enjoy. Thank...More

Thank Rosslareharbour
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Over the week here in Madeira, I've developed an informal way of telling when a kitchen is good: their garlic bolo da caco. It's not scientific of course, but it gives a decent indication of whether the food that follows it will be good. Bad...More

Thank Hans H
Reviewed 28 December 2017

I Calhau is very modern and comfy place in side street very close to church in centre of Funchal. We ordered pea soup, couscous salad with smoked salmon and boco de caco sandwich with steak. Food was absolutely perfect. Service perfect. Absolutely worth it every...More

Thank ros_patcz
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

It’s a cute restaurant, with nice and service minded staff. I ordered bolo do caco with garlic butter as a starter, and the shrimp spagetti as the main dish. The food was average, with the simple ingredients and textures working well together. But for me...More

Thank AstaKristin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Joao Gago 2c, Funchal, Madeira 9000-071, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: +351 962 778 709
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We're specialized in serving good caffe (Nespresso! What else?), Lunch and dinner, late dinner, breakfast and snacks, tapas and sandwiches.
Also with street tables with view to the Cathedral tower in historic center of Funchal, we're your best spot for any occasion during your visit to town.
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