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Restaurante a Lareira

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Seafood, Grill, European, Portuguese, Mediterranean
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Estrada da Ponta Oliveira n.o 2, Canico, Madeira 9125-035, Portugal
+351 291 635 426
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Entertaining staff

5 of us visited one weekday evening, despite rather than because of the outside poster with pictures of the various dishes on offer. It is well situated opposite the main Canico Square. The first feature which greeted us inside was the display of fine wine glasses, and when we commentated on them... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
william b
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

5 of us visited one weekday evening, despite rather than because of the outside poster with pictures of the various dishes on offer. It is well situated opposite the main Canico Square. The first feature which greeted us inside was the display of fine wine glasses, and when we commentated on them, a selection of even larger ones were produced... More 

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Thank william b
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We came here on 1st january. First we ate a tomato soup that I recommend you to try. And then, We ate a fresh fish, well cooked and with delicious taste. Great place, great people. Thanks!

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1 Thank Carina T
Aachen, Germany
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Our first time on Madeira, and the first restaurant we tried was by far the best. Very friendly, but by no means pushy service. We dined here a total of 3 times during our 1 week stay and sampled different dishes. Every single one was without fault. We can highly recommend the set 3-course menu for € 14.90. A good... More 

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1 Thank Andrew H
Norwich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

A nice local restaurant , a pleasant place to eat, drink and watch the world go by! Always made welcome to eat or for after dinner drinks.

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1 Thank Jan R
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I love this restaurant. Food is good, wine choices are great, and service impeccable, and price is very reasonable, too. I picked this place at first purely because it was 3 min walk from the hotel, but just glad that I chose to eat here afterwards. Initially this place struck me as so touristy, with multilingual menus and "typical" Portuguese... More 

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1 Thank BluMoGilz
Patricia A, Proprietário at Restaurante a Lareira, responded to this review

Dear Customer, was a great pleasure to have served and received you in this that it is now their home. Thanks Staff Restaurante A Lareira More 

Cambridge
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Went twice in our short break, mainly because of the attentive service and warm welcome. Food was plentiful and good value for money - in fact my fresh fish (Sea Bream) was delicious. The veggies were a bit overdone, but that seems to be the Madeiran house style, as that could be said of every restaurant we dined in! Whole... More 

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Thank BadgerAbout
Patricia A, Proprietário at Restaurante a Lareira, responded to this review

Dear Customer, was a great pleasure to have served and received you in this that it is now their home. Thanks Restaurante A Lareira Staff More 

Knutsford, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The inside seating area isn't that attractive but outside gets a view across the square from a raised terrace which is good. The food and wine was just OK, nothing special. However I don't think that squid in a tomato based sauce works.

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Thank DMH99
Patricia A, Proprietário at Restaurante a Lareira, responded to this review

Dear customer, we apologize for your dissatisfaction with our service, eat and drink served on the squids, really is the recipe of the house, like everything in ones life like others do not, we are always open to criticism and ideas, just not We have the power to please everyone, but we give the opportunity to express themselves. The waiter... More 

Suffolk UK
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Good local restaurant offering a range of Portugese specialties - especially seafood. Staff are attentive. Low prices

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1 Thank DavidO_8
Patricia A, Proprietário at Restaurante a Lareira, responded to this review

Dear Customer, was a great pleasure to have served and received you in this that it is now their home. Thanks Restaurante A Lareira staff More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service and very friendly staff ( Carlos is the kind of waitress you what to serve you and make you feel so welcome .) I recommend best desert (pudim de maracuja ).

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Thank nellyascensao
Dublin.
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This Restaurant was next to the Hotel Quinta Splendid which we stayed in at Canico , It is a small non nondescript place which you would easily pass by, however it is a little gem as the staff are the best in Canico and the food is great we had meats , Pasta , desserts , and great chats with... More 

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2 Thank GKavanaghDublin

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Estrada da Ponta Oliveira n.o 2, Canico, Madeira 9125-035, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Canico
  • Phone Number: +351 291 635 426

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 56
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Grill, European, Portuguese, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?