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Casa de Cha O Fio

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$$ - $$$
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Caminho Lombadinha de Baixo, Ponta do Pargo, Calheta, Madeira 9385-232, Portugal
+351 291 882 525
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Kangasala, Finland
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first time to visit this restaurant and if we return back to Madeira this is the place to re-visit for several reasons: excellent service, soup, lemon cake and tea made of the herbs grown in their own garden. Also the view from the terrace is spectacular. "Life is not the days that have passed but the moments... More 

Thank Sari L
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped off here due to previous reviews.The views are spectacular,the coffee is very good.We had a steak,ham and cheese toastie which was very nice and a pork toastie (which wasn't that great)We finished off with a slice of cake each.The other half enjoyed the marble cake ,I had the lemon cake which looked a lot better than it tasted.Would... More 

Thank jonesyclan
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134 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We parked at the lighthouse and walked up the path signposted miradour. Gorgeous little tea room with home grown herb tea as well as all the usual teas. Great cakes and lovely looking other food. Really friendly and great views.

Thank ptarmigan11
London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

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.

Thank Mary B
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1 review
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!

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 28 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.

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 

Thank Stuart M
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3 reviews
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 

Thank Byron Y
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 

Thank Menno V
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103 reviews
54 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Portuguese, European
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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
Tea House with amazing views over the ocean.

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