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Real Canoa

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European, Portuguese, Mediterranean
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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, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 638
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  • 172
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 38
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  • 11
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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
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Bruno and his staff make this restaurant experience a great night out! The service is always excellent. Steak on the stone is the best I have eaten, succulent and very tasty! We look forward to returning again and again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Sheila M
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Worminghall, United Kingdom
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Worminghall, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bruno and his staff make this restaurant experience a great night out! The service is always excellent. Steak on the stone is the best I have eaten, succulent and very tasty! We look forward to returning again and again.

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yeovil
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We read reviews of this restaurant on trip advisor and decided to give it a go after some pretty average meals on our holiday in Funchal. Although we had not booked we were found a table even though it was a busy Saturday night. We were made welcome by the restaurants friendly staff. Although we did not order starters were... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were very impressed. Very nice waiters, very good food, and guitar playing in the background. To top it off they drove my mom and dad home with no extra charge. We had the traditional skewed meat and the mixed fish on stone. The fish was made on the stone on the table, very impressive. We were promised 10 percent... More 

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Thank Kim A
Blakeney, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our favourite go to place to eat for several years now. Bruno and his staff are so friendly and the food is terrific. It is a good evening out, you are never rushed in order that they can have your table for someone else. You can stay for hours enjoying the company and the live music. Everyone is... More 

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Thank bluebriny
Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The first visit to Bruno's retaurant was fantastic with very engaging staff and high quality local specialities including the lovely scabbardfish with banana. Very attentive and conversational service really made you feel at home so much that we returned several days later and received a similar experience. The food the second time wasn't quite as good but overall still great... More 

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Thank Anthony M
Porthaethwy/Menai Bridge
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another must in our annual visits to Funchal over nearly twenty years. Personal service and attention by the owner and astute staff many of whom have been there for years. The atmosphere is electric and the food first class. We always book as it always seems absolutely full. What more can be said as a recommendation.

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Thank rheinallt
Luton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have known Bruno for a number of years, unfortunately he was closed this time we were in maderia. Courtesy bus will pick you up from any hotel you are at.food is excellent,with a great atmosphere.

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Thank Carole P
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in Funchal we always have a meal at Real Canoa. This year Bruno had added dishes inspired by trips to South America, I had shrimp and guacamole. Shrimps? More like king prawns. Breaded and deep fried and served with fries, a heap of guacamole and salad. Delicious.

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Thank trellig
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our friends took us to this restaurant on a Saturday night. Their courtesy bus picked both couples up and returned us to our separate hotels. The staff were very informative in regards to the choice of food and wine. The food was excellent and they catered for all our dietary requirements including a gluten free meal. We felt that nothing... More 

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Thank Howdencee
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever we visit Madeira, we always have to have one or more evening meals at Real Canoa. Why? Because Bruno the Manager is so friendly, as are his staff, and his food just gets better and better. Excellent value for money and the portions are over generous. You will find it hard to get better value anywhere.

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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, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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?