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Real Canoa

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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 453
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  • 127
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 29
    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
An evening out to remember, x 2

We went on Friday and again on a Sunday. Both times Julio was playing guitar, and singing. Having been before, we knew the routine. Food is to die for, the entertainment is excellent, he knows how to play to an audience. Sing along to all the old songs, and a it of a novelty dance session. Bruno... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Colin G
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We went on Friday and again on a Sunday. Both times Julio was playing guitar, and singing. Having been before, we knew the routine. Food is to die for, the entertainment is excellent, he knows how to play to an audience. Sing along to all the old songs, and a it of a novelty dance session. Bruno and his team... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We visit 'Bruno's place' most nights as we enjoy everything about it - it is such a popular place to eat, there is always a warm welcome, the food is excellent, the atmosphere is entertaining! The Real Canoa has gone from strength to strength over the years we have been visiting Madeira. They are always very busy so book in... More 

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Abergele. North wales
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Bruno indeed welcomes all customers like old friends - he has the gift of a good host. Excellent food and service the staff are just as welcoming. Extensive menu food excellent. A stones throw from the pestana grand ocean hotel faultless. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming made u feel at home.

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was just a few steps away from our hotel. We were warmly greeted and shown to a table and given a welcome glass of Madeira wine. The menu is quite extensive which included a hot stone menu which was interesting watching people wearing bibs cooking their own steak on a hot marble slab. Our meals served were fresh... More 

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

PLEASE IGNORE KEL F's review. We were there the same night and he really was a grumpy customer! We were staying at the Pestana Grand and we wandered over to the Real Canoa one night...and was hooked - went 3 times in all over a week. Loved the glass of madeira wine while we read through the menu, worked our... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Tried a few restaurants while in Madeira, this was by far the best. Good food and Bruno and his staff make you feel very welcome, a lovely atmosphere.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is a very popular restaurant - it filled up when we were there, yet adjacent restaurants were all but empty. Our expectations were high, having read other reviews (we were two couples), but it didn't float my boat. Perhaps it was my poor choice of main course (mixed grilled fish), which was tasteless; maybe it was the overwhelming appearance... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Excellent customer service, great value and good choices. Entertainment was good. Recommend Scabbard Fish with Bananas, steak with Mushroom Sauce! Meat and fish on hot stones was popular.

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Elgin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We go here everytime we are in Madeira which is every six months. The food is good and Bruno always makes us very welcome and is a lovely man. His staff are also all very nice. I asked him lately if he was coming to Scotland but he said it was too cold, could be right just now. Don't know... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Went there for lunch. I had the Octopus vinaigrette salad. Fish and seafood platter for main. Both were cooked very well. The waiter also recommended some superb Portuguese white wine. My experience of Madeiran/Portuguese food is that it is very oily. This was not the case here. Also had a very good chat with Bruno the owner. He was previously... 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: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Families with children
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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