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Real Canoa

Rua Ponta da Cruz, Funchal, Madeira 9000-103, Portugal
291762396
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Ranked #17 of 394 restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Portuguese
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Quebec
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The place is mostly known by seasonal residents in the area. The staff seemed to know evryone coming in. My wife had espetada and I had tuna cooked on a hot stone. It was delicious and there was more than we could eat. The guitar player is quite entertaining as well as Bruno who invited a few women to dance... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This is a most welcoming place to eat. Well looked after and the food is excellent. It is one of the reasons we bought a timeshare at the Pestana Grand across the road. Bruno is an excellent host and the waiting on staff attentive and friendly. Never had a bad experience. Highly recommended. Miss it, miss out!

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Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

During our 6 night visit to the island, my Mum and I ate at this restaurant twice. We were impressed by their friendliness and their choice of food on the menu. On the first night, I ate the pork with sautéed potatoes and my Mum had the halibut with chips. Both meals were filling but lovely. For dessert, I was... More

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I visited this restaurant a couple of days into our holiday . Not ordinarily the type to visit a place more than twice we went back three times. The food was extremely good value, wonderfully cooked and presented by what I consider to be the friendliest staff on the island. The entertainment was very good and gave... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

It is like visiting family when you eat at the Real Canoa!! The welcome and their eagerness to make sure that you are happy with the seating, the service and the food all make eating at the Real Canoa an experience to enjoy!! Everyone that we have recommended it to have said thanks for telling them of an lovely place... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I cannot express in enough words how wonderful this restaurant is, and that everyone should visit and experience it at least once. Not a single area of service can be faulted. We stayed recently in Madeira, and came upon this restaurant early on, and ended up returning two more times in the week, which is very unusual for us, but... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Went to this restaurant for the first time when we visited Madeira. The staff were all very welcoming and attentive and went out of their way to explain the menu and make sure you made the right selection. Bruno the owner was on hand to welcome returning guests and greet newcomers like ourselves. It was nice to see so many... More

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Gothenburg
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Can not In my world see how this place can be ranked so high here. Went here twice just because it was located 200 m from our hotel. The food is really poor had meat first time and chicken the second time. Disappointed both times a bit of a tourist scam. meat and some fries on a plate.. The second... More

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Spent a wonderful evening at this restaurant on Sunday evening. The meal was so tasty and we enjoyed the Steak on Stone, the meat was just delicious. Atmosphere was friendly and lively and staff could not do enough to make you feel welcome. Brilliant evening - we hope to be back next year and will certainly visit again.

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Leek
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The Real Canoa continues to be a real treat. The fact that it is always busy says it all. We went a number of times on our recent holiday and enjoyed fish and meat dishes. Some of the options are familiar on Madeira menus, such as the Espada with banana, but others are more unusual, including the monkfish in a... More

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