Where to Eat in Ponta do Pargo: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 22, 2017 Tambra Mccollister

Ponta do Pargo is a civil parish in the municipality of Calheta in the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira. The population in 2011 was 909, in an area of 24.71 km². It is located west of the municipal seat of Calheta, and southwest of the municipality of Porto Moniz.
Things to do in Ponta do Pargo

1. Casa de Cha O Fio

Caminho Lombadinha de Baixo, Ponta do Pargo, Calheta, Madeira 9385-232, Portugal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks +351 291 882 525
Excellent
52%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 341 reviews

Casa de Cha O Fio

Tea House with amazing views over the ocean.

Reviewed By Hans H - Gothenburg, Sweden

We were on our way to the west coast, leisurely driving on the highway. Something "compelled" me to follow a sign to a lighthouse in the village of Ponta Do Pargo and I'm so glad we did. This tiny but beautiful restaurant sits smack on the westernmost point (or a km away from the actual lighthouse) overlooking the cliffs of western Madeira. Not to come here is missing out. When we got here, we were almost alone, but later more people found their way. The owners are super friendly and grateful for some business. We first only stopped for some "support the local business coffee" before we went for a walk down to the lighthouse and back. We decided to stay for lunch to enjoy the Sunshine and the fresh air, not to mention those views...
The food is simple but delicious. We weren't super hungry so opted mostly for sandwiches and salads. Sadly the place is for sale and has been for a while. So who knows what the future holds...

2. O' Farol

Rua do Farol 3, Ponta do Pargo, Calheta, Madeira 9385-251, Portugal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch +351 291 882 010
Excellent
44%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 124 reviews

O' Farol

Reviewed By Balsam E

Very basic place.
They could do with some investment in the decor.
The outdoor Seating is in the car park with quite a few stray cats wandering around and waiting to be fed.
On the plus side, service was friendly and the seafood very fresh with generous portion sizes.
I asked for a coffee after the meal and needed extra hot water as it was too dark for my liking. They charged us €1.50 for a small cup of hot water!

3. Restaurante O Forno

Rua Cruz do Salao, Ponta do Pargo, Calheta, Madeira 9385-201, Portugal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer Barbecue, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$47 - HK$173 +351 291 098 341
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 434 reviews

Restaurante O Forno

Outside traditional oakwood smoked BBQ. Come & enjoy a celebration of big exciting flavours served alongside true Madeiran favourites. Full menu & daily specials board, including tasty vegetarian dishes & Grandma's signature homemade desserts. Fresh from our BBQ to your plate, BBQ cooking at its best!!!

Reviewed By Venuslowly - Hungary

After the lighthouse visited, just passing by this restaurant, totally can't describe how marvelou they are. Reasonable price, staffs are friendly, must try it out yourself, trust me, you will believe what's am said!!

4. O Farolim

Rua Doutor Vasco Augusto de Franca 66, Ponta do Pargo, Calheta, Madeira 9385-249, Portugal Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +351 291 882 142
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 451 reviews

O Farolim

Reviewed By Nik R - Varna, Bulgaria

Do not be misled by its appearance which is quite humble. Just go inside and have some simple, local and delicious food.
We went for lunch before exploring Madeira's western-most end. The restaurant is not very big and it was full at the time we got there. The owner told us to come back in 10 minutes, so we checked the nearby souvenir shop - prices were the lowest we encountered in Madeira for that kind of stuff, by the way.
We were seated when we got back and the owner gave us some advices about the dishes of the day. We ordered what he recommended, namely "Porco preto (black pig) cheeks" and "Scabbard fish fillet" which were amazingly delicious and not expensive. Our lunch for 3, mains, a tomato soup, bread, drinks (including a 370 cc bottle of red wine) and desserts, totalled 44 €.
Nothing special with the ambience, quite unassuming, although there was a CR7 T-shirt and a small plaque with sailor's knots hanging on the wall. But, trust me, once you try your meal, the ambience will be of no concern :).
Small, cute family-run restaurant with very friendly owners. Highly recommended! And do not miss the pig's cheeks!

5. Restaurante a Carreta

Caminho Lombada Velha, Ponta do Pargo, Calheta, Madeira 9385-288, Portugal European, Portuguese
Excellent
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5 based on 1 reviews

Restaurante a Carreta

Reviewed By celinedionMadeira - Madeira

Restaurante a Carreta in Ponta do Pargo in Madeira Island . We had a tasting Espetada with a fresh salad and home made ships.

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