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Real Canoa

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Rua Ponta da Cruz, Funchal, Madeira 9000-103, Portugal
291762396
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 435
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    Very good
  • 37
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  • 27
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful atmosphere, staff and food!

Found this restaurant on a previous visit to Madeira. Returned this year to receive a warm welcome from Bruno, the owner. Once again a real treat. Fantastic food, polite helpful staff and good entertainment! Brilliant place. Well worth a visit you won't be disappointed!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Jp070968
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Kent, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Found this restaurant on a previous visit to Madeira. Returned this year to receive a warm welcome from Bruno, the owner. Once again a real treat. Fantastic food, polite helpful staff and good entertainment! Brilliant place. Well worth a visit you won't be disappointed!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Delightful small restaurant in peaceful, attractive location. Excellent staff serve delicious food with a smile. Well supervised by the owner who is keeping an eye on everything that goes on. We found a first visit was not enough and enjoyed our second visit as much as the first. Transport to and from our hotel was also very welcome and made... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

very close to our hotel. service is really really friendly. we can really recommend the food on he stone !

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Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My Mum and I returned to the island for 10 days and after last year's experience at Real Canoa, we made a point of it being the first restaurant we ate in for this visit. We ended up booking a table for another two nights during our stay. I would personally recommend the steak on a stone experience. The steak... More 

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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Genuinely friendly, welcoming staff work hard to make sure you enjoy your evening. Pleasant food and good, relaxed atmosphere; local siteseeing advice thrown in, together with taxi service and free drinks. The impressive customer service here is hard to beat.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Lovely traditional food and entertainment. The owner is a welcoming and genuine person. We've been a number of times and it has always been consistently good. This restaurant is definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

Staying in the hotel opposite this restaurant, we noticed it was always busy. Seeing this as a good sign, we decided to visit one night. Unfortunately we wished we hadn't of bothered. Service was fine, but the food was the worst meal of our two week holiday in Funchal. Our food arrived looking very unappetising on our plates and served... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Good food with first class attention from Bruno and his staff. Busy so book if wanting inside table. Will pick up and TAKE BACK to hotel. Plenty of outside room under cover which is ideal for steak on a stone. Small inside but has good area upstairs. Music at end of week and weekend

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Somerset
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a friendly little Restaurant, menu very good , food well presented plenty of meat and fish dishes ,live music on some nights, visited it twice on my last visit to Funchal. reasonably priced

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

On recommendation we went last night, picked up at our hotel, and were wined and dined by fabulous staff. Food was excellent, and although we were outside on a cold wet night, were cosy with heaters. Staff made you feel like family making you want to return which we will.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Ponta da Cruz, Funchal, Madeira 9000-103, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: 291762396

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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