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Central Restaurant

10 Rua Joao Paulo II | (town centre), Canico, Madeira, Portugal
291934344
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Ranked #1 of 29 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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Worcester, England
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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116 reviews 116 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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Kedzierzyn Kozle, Poland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We had lunch at the Central on Monday 24th just before flying back to Lisbon on our Portugal tour. We had a very good meal : a beef skewer, 2 fish with bananas and maracuja sauce (delicious) chips, rice, salads etc. With mineral water, coffees it was a bit more than 40 euros for 3 people. Nice decor, friendly staff... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

fantastic restaurant where the meat just keeps coming and is absolutely delicious. All carved at the table it is marinated in Brazilian style - whatever they do is the best. Staff very friendly and efficient. Very reasonably priced, suprisingly, for the standard of food - meal for two including desert and bottle of wine less than 40 euros. Fantastic.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We visit this restaurant every time we go to Madeira and have always had good meals. The restaurant seems always to be very busy with both locals and tourists and is very "buzzy". The staff are efficient and attentive. It is a restaurant for meat, meat and more meat. Even the mini dishes are huge and the accompaniments are varied... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I haven't had Picanha anywhere else in Madeira, so I can't tell you if this is the best. If it isn't among the best, I would be surprised (although I am told the best one is in Funchal). Every other review here will explain that Picanha is a cut of beef where they actually char it on the outside. They... More

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Dover, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I probably am one of the most difficult people to keep happy and satisfied when ordering steak at a restaurant. BUT to tonight was an exception to the rule. The steak on a stone was fabulous. Combine this with the attentive caring staff it was an extremely pleasant experience. We can well recommend this restaurant.

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