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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Meat ok, good service nice ambience but then not the 5 stars in other reviews. No thrills. Side dishes average.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have a place in Canical and visit Madeira quite often. Thiis restaurant is super nice for a long dinner with family and ftiends. This time we where 12 perons having a good time. The grilled meat of all kinds is served until you say you really can not take more (a combi dish we like to order and a... More 

Thank Leif L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love meat this is the place to go. The Rodisio seems to be abundandt and excellent. Other meat dishes are very good, too, and so was the fish of the day I tried. Service is fast and friendly, prices are reasonable. The place is frequented mostly by locals, we seem to have been the only tourists today.

Thank slap882
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for a late lunch and it was one of the best meals we have had during our 4 week visit to Madeira. Staff were very friendly and the place was full of locals. Good authentoc atmosphere. This place is a must visit!

Thank jcads
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We usually visit this restaurant twice during our weeks stay but unfortunately they were so booked up we could. only go once. The food and service was excellent as usual, it really can't be improved upon. When we make our next visit to Canico I will make reservations as soon as we arrive

Thank dorothy b
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little restaurant is a no miss destination. Could not believe how many times the barbeque skewer/ swords came round to top up plates. With the local wine you can stay here all day with locals enjoying the atmosphere! Fish eaters also catered for with excellent shrimps( tiger prawns) and octopus. All an amazing experience.

Thank Janet M
Worms, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Close to the Town-Square of Canico-Village we visited this restaurant because of all the good reviews it had received in the past. We can only concurr, against our habits we have been to this restaurant 2 times in just one week and enjoyed the mini-rodizio as well as the rodizio brasilheiro. The quality and flavor of all the different skewers... More 

Thank riptide1344
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

It looks unassuming from the outside, but the food and service is excellent! fantastic Picanha beef steak with rice, cabbage and black beans, follow up with grilled pineapple for dessert. A really delicious meal for 2 with wine for under 40€.

Thank Martin A
Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We had passed by this restaurant before, but did not really feel tempted to go in. But all reviews are enthousiastic and the staff of our hotel recommended it, so we went there for a meal. It was really busy but we could wait a bit at the bar with a small Madeira wine on the house (every guest gets... More 

Thank Jos V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

My visit to Madeira in August was my first however I was staying in Canico as my mother in law is Portuguese and is from the island so I was staying in her flat. I found Funchal incredibly touristy and it was really nice to find this restaurant after a whole day sight seeing. Funnily enough my mother in law... More 

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?