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Central Restaurant

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Rua Joao Paulo II 10 | town centre, Canico, Madeira 9125-019, Portugal
+351 291 934 344
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it! Went here for my milestone birthday meal and it excelled on every count. The food was plentiful, delicious and nicely served. Happy to recommend, you won't be disappointed. Thank you to all the staff, you were great!

Thank Jan O
Boldon, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just back from two weeks at the Quinta Splendida in Canico and this restaurant is only a few minutes walk from the Hotel. We dined here most nights during our stay. Staff were very friendly and the grub was great. If you like plenty of meat on your plate this is for you, carved at the table and the hot... More 

Thank 273John
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited last night with friends for the first time and we will definitely be back! The atmosphere was very welcoming, the food delicious and a good selection of wines were available. Very reasonably priced ....much cheaper than the equivalent in Funchal!

1 Thank Olwyn S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing experience of different types of meat. We've tried delicious beef Espetada - very juicy and lots of garlic. very welcoming and friendly staff.

Thank Evelina M
1 review
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing atmosphere and delicious meat dishes, both Portuguese and Brazilian. Great attitude towards customers.

Thank Tsvetomir I
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Had two great meals here the first was cut slightly short due a very tired 9 month old and was surprised to a discount on my meal due to not having the opportunity to trial all the meats. Got was well cooked and tasting both times.

Thank Ian P
Bradford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Great family restaurant for locals and tourists alike. Specialises in grilled dishes, prepared & cooked on giant skewers and carved/served at the table. Try the mixed version & get Steak, Pork, Chicken, Lamb, Beef & Sausage plus Rice & Beans (or salad & chips). Keep you going for a week. Delicious!

Thank Mark G
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I have been in this restaurant a lot of times and is one of my favourites in Madeira. I always ate the Picanha, that is really good and well served. The staff is usually really nice.

Thank anaclg
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Called in last night, we didn't have a reservation and the restaurant was very busy but they managed to accommodate us. Service was friendly and efficient as always and the food was fresh and delicious. This restaurant really is one of the very best in Madeira and should be a 'must visit' for anyone staying in the Canico/Garajau area

Thank Martin A
York, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Recommended by friends we went to this restaurant on our first night in Madeira. A great start as the place was buzzing on a Monday night. They bring round great scewers of meat which they carve in front of you. You are expected to use the tongs in you place setting to take the meat onto your plate. Salad and... More 

Thank ryedalerambler7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, Barbecue, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Joao Paulo II 10 | town centre, Canico, Madeira 9125-019, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Canico
  • Phone Number: +351 291 934 344

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?