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Central Restaurant

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10 Rua Joao Paulo II | (town centre), Canico, Madeira, Portugal
291934344
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Late Night

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  • 149
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    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
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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
Most recent review
If you can get a table you must go

The food, the staff & the atmosphere at this fantastic little restaurant was amazing. The portion size to bill size is heavily in the bill payers favour and the food is juicy, tasty & fresh and just keeps coming and coming..... Wonderful people who work here, very friendly & accommodating... you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
shayne7779
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county durham
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  • Late Night
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county durham
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The food, the staff & the atmosphere at this fantastic little restaurant was amazing. The portion size to bill size is heavily in the bill payers favour and the food is juicy, tasty & fresh and just keeps coming and coming..... Wonderful people who work here, very friendly & accommodating... you can reserve tables and this is advised as lots... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Yes! Yes! Yes! This place is amazing! We were recommended by our hotel receptionist. On our initial visit having never eaten roding before I thought we'd been hit with a tourist trap as food just kept coming and not just the amazing variety of meats but various delicious side orders we hadn't asked for.. To my delight we were only... More 

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Grafenwohr, Germany
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Excellent food and service ; staff was personable and added to the dining experience. Had dinner twice during our 6 day stay. Excellent beef, loved the grilled pineapple. Actually loved all the food we tried!

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Very good restaurant. Excellant service. Ill be back soon !! Keep up the good work. Dont lose the excellan qualities you have !!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Deservedly a top-rated experience in Canico and Madeira. Friendly service and good value are to be underlined. The meat courses for which this place is celebrated are on a grand scale and the quality and quantity are fabulous.

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Funchal
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54 reviews 54 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great offer with the Rodizio, very good price/quality relation. Good service and very good food if youre a meat lover...

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Paris, France
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Lunch on November 14, 2014 Seems to be a top restaurant in Caniço, so I had to test it at least and at last on my last day on Madeira. In this beautiful day, I hesitated to enter this restaurant which seemed to be a bit dark under the summer sun of November (yes, indeed!) and I did not regret... More 

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Brazilian

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