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“Fantastic view and great service for a beach restaurant!”

Restaurante O Calhetas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: View
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 3 July 2013

We've been down to the point or end of the island on several occasions but had never considered it for an evening dinner. Our trusted taxi driver had suggested that we try them out (he also told us they had chicken dishes, so much for the trust!). I think he liked to spread the business around. In a weeks time we had visited 6 different restaurants and of those I would give this one a 3rd or 4th place. I think when a restaurant has a specialty at least one person of the party try it. Most times it is always readily prepared. We arrived late and so it was past sunset and it had cooled down, so indoor seating was best. Since we were only one table of about 3 eating dinner we had excellent service. We also had the local light green wine which was also quite good with all the seafood dishes. I think I would recommend an earlier seating and then you could set outside and take in the wonderful view!

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Thank Kendall S
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

We sit outside as the dusk falls and drink ice cold Coral with Tremocos or Bolo de caco. Attentive service and staff who give the time to chat. The Espada is highly recommended and Fire Water to finish. The setting with the Ilheu da Cal in the background is idyllic. We always eat there at least twice on every trip.

Thank jkblue
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

Another one to visit if you love views. You can watch the sea, look at the rocks, walk on the sand first if you want. Relax and enjoy your meal in a perfect setting.

Thank Susan I
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

after a long walk on the beach we stopped to have lunch there: an excellent idea! the food was delicious ,the best bolo the caco we had, lovely mixed salad, tasty rice with sea food and wonderful espada with bananas and passion fruit. we strongly recommend it.

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Reviewed 15 July 2012

Recommend the house steak and the king prawns. The restaurant will pick you up at the hotel for free!

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1  Thank acinombe
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