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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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  • 415
    Excellent
  • 120
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
A real mixture

I have found this to be the most difficult review that I've done. Real Canoa operate a collection service and we were picked up promptly by a charming driver who became a charming waiter. The restaurant was very busy on both occasions we visited and I have to say that the atmosphere is not exactly... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Keith B
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Norwich, 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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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I have found this to be the most difficult review that I've done. Real Canoa operate a collection service and we were picked up promptly by a charming driver who became a charming waiter. The restaurant was very busy on both occasions we visited and I have to say that the atmosphere is not exactly the most relaxing I've experienced.... More 

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We had dinner at this restaurant, having been picked-up from our hotel by their courtesy van. The restaurant was almost full and obviously popular. The staff were very efficient and friendly. The food was very good as before with good-sized portions and reasonable pricing. We will return.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We were lucky enough to have this restaurant right outside our hotel and ate here three times out of our seven nights. The food is excellent, always well cooked and very reasonable. The staff are friendly and helpful.

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UK
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Very poor food, particularly the fish and steak. Lovely staff and nice live music but honestly it could not make up for the cooking.

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Well we have been in Madeira for 5 days and have eaten gere three times. You can't fault the staff, they are super friendly, Bruno has the ladies all of a flutter and Lena does the same for the male clientele. Then there is the food, fish or meat you can't go wrong, we had probably the best steak ever,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Very near to our hotel (Pestana Grand) so very well used making it crowded as tables very close together. Food good, large portions. Very efficient staff and owner there every night, makes everyone feel welcome, very attentive which encourages people to return.

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have recently returned from 2 weeks in Madeira and ate at Real Conoa 3 times. Bruno and his staff are excellent, extremely friendly and helpful. As we ate fish or seafood all 3 times I can't vouch for the meat but fish and seafood was excellent, I can recommend the mixed fish on a stone. They have an extensive... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We only visited here once as we wanted to go to several different restaurants. It gets very busy between 7.30 and 9.30. The food was really lovely. The fish soup is amazing!

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Glasgow
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130 reviews 130 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurant is always busy in the evening so it is a good idea to book if you want to eat about 8.00. It may be because of the live music or the friendly staff but I think it is the seafood that would draw me back here. We ate something different every night for four nights and the fish... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Bruno, the Lenas and the staff were knowledgeable, helpful, friendly attentive and engaging, making up for our woeful Portuguese. The food was spot on. Perfectly cooked, well presented and very tasty. Having had the mixed meats, mixed fish, espada with banana, lapas (3 times in 2 meals!) as well as the ubiquitous bola no caco and gorgeous if rather rich... More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?