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Restaurante Convento das Vinhas

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Sitio do Convento, Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all had the black scabbard fish, it was delicious. Fairly plain veg and potatoes as accompaniment, but very generous amounts of both fish and veg. Puddings were nice too. Nice cheap rose wine. Loads of lovely garlic bread. Pretty good value, very friendly service. Great views. A lovely lunch on a surprisingly sunny Madeira February day.

Thank Ian G
Funchal, Portugal
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

living in Madeira this side of the Island , this is a place were me & my husband go to chill & relax the staff are friendly , helpful & all the times i have been here the service is very good ... my husband normally has steak & no complaints in that department :) . i mostly have fish... More 

Thank dphildiane
Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We ate here three times during our 9-day stay in Calheta - partly because it was within walking distance of our apartment, but also because we enjoyed the food and the typically Madeiran welcome. We mostly had fish, but also tried the lamb and the rabbit. All were delicious and came with a good selection of vegetables. The garlic bread... More 

Thank Joan P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We were excited to try this place as it came highly recommended and the reviews here were amazing. We were really disappointed with the food. The starters were boring and tasteless. It's amazing how a daily special of lovely ripe avocado and terrific looking prawns were turned into a bland nothingness on the plate. We went for fish for main... More 

Thank spinningkg
Competa, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Five of us had dinner here and we were all pleased with our dishes. The fresh fish of the day were brought out on a platter and two in our party chose from these. Two of us had the traditional Espetada which was tender and cooked perfectly. All of the dishes were served with platters of vegetables and potatoes, fried... More 

Thank tatugrl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Octopus for a starter, traditionally prepared scabbardfish with banana and passion fruit sauce. My companion had grilled grouper- which was very well prepared as well. Half a bottle of Mateus rose wine and the total came to 56 Euro. If you are visiting the sandy beach in Calheta, stop here and you won't regret it. The view from the balcony... More 

Thank Alexander K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Restaurant in to of hill with great view. Very friendly stuff, fresh and tasty seafood. Must see in you are in Calheta.

Thank ceco99
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice family-run restaurant. This is an unusually classy restaurant, We had fantastic fresh fish here and the staff were so helpful and friendly. The view from the restaurant is amazing too.

Thank majkah2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Comprehensive menu & wine list. All reasonably priced. The owner/manager goes the extra mile to ensure all his customers have excellent service Cant wait to return at Christmas

1 Thank Alwyn S
Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Very nice family-run restaurant with perfect meal. I have tried local meal ESTAPADA (traditional meat prepared on grill) in several places, but one in this restaurant was the best. I can only recommend stopping by once you have your way around.

Thank Daniel P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Portuguese, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sitio do Convento, Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Calheta

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?