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Central Restaurant

10 Rua Joao Paulo II | (town centre), Canico, Madeira, Portugal
291934344
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Ranked #1 of 33 Restaurants in Canico
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Brazilian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Basel, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

After a long day trekking between Pico do Arieiro and Pico Ruivo we knew we deserved a special meal, like a rodizio. Lots of meat! We checked on the TripAdvisor app and we found this restaurant in Caniço. Well, it was the best rodízio I've ever had. Friendly, helpful staff. Great variety of meat cuts and meat types. A lot... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We recently enjoyed a great meal here with friends and we are very happy to recommend this Restaurant for its excellent food and authentic atmosphere - there is real charm here, with very friendly service and of course wonderful food. We all went for the Beef , which was beautiflly served in an authentic style, and with a sense of... More

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Hopton on Sea, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Was recommended this place by the man who we hired a car from in funchal, would never have tried it otherwise. We went on a Monday and it was reasonably quiet just a few tables full of locals. Madeira bread and madiera shots were produced prior to order. I had the scabbard and banana it was huge, my partner had... More

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Dorking
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My wife and I went to this restaurant on our second night at this resort. Both the food and service was excellent, although we didn`t really need a starter as we both had difficulty in finishing our main course. We resolved to go again and we visited it on three more occasions. On each the food and service were excellent.... More

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sheffield
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

the hotel we stayed in (4 views oasis) had an arrangement with the restaurant that if 4 or more were dining here, a driver from the restaurant would pick you up from your hotel and take you back, this was a nice touch. they serve madeira wine on your arrival. we had chicken and beef espatadas (which were huge) and... More

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Canico, Madeira
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you love meat then you will love this restaurant, the service is good and friendly, food good and they have plenty of other dishes if you don't want the rodizio.

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Poznan, Poland
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We discovered this restaurant accidently while walking through Canico streets. It looked so crowded inside that we wanted to find out what makes so many people to eat there. Before our ordered meals arrived, we've got hot typical Madeira bread with garlic butter which was delicious! As main dishes we had shrimps and beef with rice, black bean and hot... More

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Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We were twice to the "A Central" restaurant during our recent stay in Canico, Madeira. The food was excellent and plenty. We had the Rodizio, where the waiters continue to serve you all varieties of grilled meat, carved from the skewer at your table, until you fall over. This place is a clear recommendation for anyone who loves meat, prepared... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great food, pick up and drop off service, friendly people. Really good meat and refreshing desserts. Welcome drinks and some traditional bread. We definatly come back here!

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Oslo, Norway
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

In short I give support to the good reviews already given. It is not a gourmet restaurant, but you get great tasting and plentyful food from the grill. Located in a small town outside Funchal you need a car to go there, alternatively use their free pick-up and return service. We were picked up from Palheiro village by two cars... More

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Address: 10 Rua Joao Paulo II | (town centre), Canico, Madeira, Portugal
Phone Number: 291934344
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Canico
Cuisine: Brazilian

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