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Real Canoa

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European, Portuguese
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Rua Ponta Da Cruz | Edificio Rodamar Nº18 Ak, 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
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 523
    Excellent
  • 147
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Pleasantly surprised

I don't know why I was surprised. I'd booked this restaurant prior to leaving for Funchal, based on Trip Advisor reviews. I detected a little tension in the staff when we first arrived, but things got more relaxed when more "regulars" turned up. I guess I just jave that effect on some people. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Alan W
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Mitcheldean, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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Mitcheldean, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I don't know why I was surprised. I'd booked this restaurant prior to leaving for Funchal, based on Trip Advisor reviews. I detected a little tension in the staff when we first arrived, but things got more relaxed when more "regulars" turned up. I guess I just jave that effect on some people. The food was well prepared and the... More 

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Delray Beach, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Convenient to Golden Residence Hotel. Food was ok, but Lena the waitress is the best. Friendly, gave us great advice. Spoke English quite well.

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Close to the Pestana grand hotel, this restaurant is excellent value for money . We had the fillet steak cooked at your table and it was tender and could be cooked exactly to your liking . We ate there twice and we had a lovely experience as well as good food . The waiters and owner are all so charismatic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went to Real Conoa on a Tuesday for an evening meal! The restaurant was busy which created a fantastic atmosphere. The staff were friendly and professional. The food and wine were excellent with a great variety on offer. Bruno the owner was making sure everyone was having an enjoyable night! Great restaurant!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Situated close to the Pestana Grand, this restaurant certainly knows how to dish up a feast. If you like quantity as well as quality, then Bruno and his very friendly team will not disappoint you. Complimentary extras are added, along with evening entertainment which make this an all round enjoyable evening.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went in for a nice traditional Madeiran meal. The children's meals were average although the chips were a little on the soggy side. The adult's meals had to be returned the grilled halibut (pre frozen) and steamed not grilled was tasteless and bland, not good. Will not revisit

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Bradford, West Yorkshire, Uk
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

while visiting Madeira in April with my husband we visited the Real Canoa on our final evening in the area. I wish we had tried it before as we would certainly have had a second visit. The food and service was excellent and in addition we were given a lift back to our hotel by the restaurants driver in their... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We 'very enjoyed our 3 visits very much : great food, great staff , great price, great atmosphere .... ,!! Thank you very much, we'll be back !

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This restaurant was a 'real highlight' of our holiday. We'd tried many others at the resort. This was just different. This was special. From the out the owner and his team went out of their way to make us feel like friends or family. The staff were attentive and friendly. All were great with the children and made them feel... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Very close to our hotel and seemed popular so tried it for dinner one weekday night. Staff focus was largely on middle aged guests sitting outside, who seemed to be there for the drinking and entertainment (which was mix of local singer and songs plus a slightly cringy singalong for the tourists) Part of the air con inside wasn't working... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Ponta Da Cruz | Edificio Rodamar Nº18 Ak, Funchal, Madeira 9000-103, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Funchal
  • Phone Number: 291762396

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?