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Central Restaurant

10 Rua Joao Paulo II | (town centre), Canico, Madeira, Portugal
291934344
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Ranked #1 of 30 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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Rome, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I went back to Madeira last July and stayed again in Caniço. And, of course, I went to Central for dinner. The restaurant is even better than last year. What I like the most is the Rozido "brasilian grilled meat feast", in which they bring you the spit and carve the grilled meat at the table. And come back again... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is the restaurant you must go! The meat is fantastic!!! My brother, dad and I had the famous Rodizo! My mom had a nice piece of tuna! We're defiantly going to eat here again! Thanks to all of the people from Central!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Wow what a meal! I suggest eating here after a full day levada walk or other exercise filled day. The small 'mixed grill' just kept meat coming & coming & coming! We eat here twice and were given a very warm welcome.

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Worcester, England
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Four of us spent a week in Madeira on a self catering holiday which actually meant that we ate out a great deal. I have to say at the beginning of the holiday we had one or two meals that were a great disappointment and we began to think that unless one ate in Funchal the food would not be... More

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

It was really nice. We had small mixed grill. And it was not so small. It really enough for one man. Chicken was super tasty. So if you are meat lover you should visit this place

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

How much better can a holiday evening out be. We rang and arranged the courtesy bus to collect us so we would not have to drive for once. Once we entered the restaurant we relaxed and enjoyed the lively, friendly atmosphere that existed. The signature dish of meats served from skewers was not only very tasty but it kept coming,... More

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

What a fabulous find! Small, picturesque town just 10 minutes down the Coast from Funchal. Note: if you don't have transport they will pick you up from your Hotel in Funchal, 4 people minum, up to 8 at a time - yes, a free ride there and back!!) Loveley typical decor with a very warm welcome from the host Manuel... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Just had the rodizio which is selection of meats cooked over an open wood fire. Each meat was cooked to perfection and they just kept bringing more. The waitress speaks several languages fluently and made us feel very welcolme. If you come to this island you must visit here.

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