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Central Restaurant

10 Rua Joao Paulo II | (town centre), Canico, Madeira, Portugal
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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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Canico, Madeira
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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