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Restaurante a Lareira

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$$$
Seafood, Grill, European, Portuguese
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Estrada da Ponta Oliveira n.o 2, Canico, Madeira 9125-035, Portugal
+351 291 635 426
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9:00 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 6
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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 of 5 stars
Nondescript but really good

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
GKavanaghDublin
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Dublin.
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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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Lejre
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We were unfortunate to visit this restaurant on a busy night. The kitchen couldn't keep up, and we had to wait 90 minutes for our food. That's too long in any case, and we had to take a walk to the nearby playground to pass the time with our kids. The food was a little below average - maybe it's... More 

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

Dear Client . Remember well your visit, remember and confirmed that there was a delay justified at the time, also remember that your personal evaluation with respect to eating was positive. We just have to ask the most sincere apologies, we had a full house, we work with various dishes and all are made at the time of application, have... More 

St Helens
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

My Wife and decided to try this Restaurant on impulse and enjoyed a first-class experience. Our Waiter, Carlos, and his colleague gave friendly, helpful and impeccable service with warmth and humour.The food and drink were both excellent and the bill only about two-thirds of that for an equivalent meal in the UK. The Restaurant is quite traditional and formal, but... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The restaurant is somewhat old fashioned. The food was good but the service was overbearing and somewhat too formal.

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Miguel N, Gerente at Restaurante a Lareira, responded to this review

Dear Customer. We appreciate your opinion as well as your visit at our house. It is true that our little corner is a little dated, it's a home with 35, is a landmark of our city Canico, which is also a meeting point of Madeiran immigrants as well as other municipalities of Madeira, where we try to maintain its image... More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

After a change of management 2 years ago this restaurant went down hill but a year ago it changed hands again and things have really looked up. Probably one of the best steaks I have eaten on the island. Service was first class and the bill was very reasonable. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Miguel N, Gerente at Restaurante a Lareira, responded to this review

Dear Customer: It was a great pleasure to have served you. Thank you for trusting in our service, even with a bad review about ancient manages. In this way we can present him with our tasty steak and also our hospitality and service. Here hope your future visit. Thanks . Staff Restaurant A Lareira More 

Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The restaurant was cold, there was damp mould on the ceiling and a bad smell. The food is pretty standard. Won't be visiting again

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Miguel N, Gerente at Restaurante a Lareira, responded to this review

Dear Customers: We appreciate your reviews and suggestions so we can improve our service and hospitality. The mold that was on your table, had already been detected and is currently being cleaned and repaired, could not be earlier, due to the cold that was as well as the moisture holding inside the buildings in general here in island. The smell... More 

Paris, France
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Was not bad, but no fancy cooking. Calamares were so hard that I had to give them back. They proposed me for the same price something else. I took fish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

During our stay in Canico we tried all the restaurants in Estrada da Ponta da Oliveira and this was our favourite one, with the best menu, reasonable prices and the most charming and hospitable waiter. He seemed to be able to switch at different tables between very good english, german and french, as well as being portuguese himself, which was... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We ended up eating here several times on our recent trip. Tried several things on the menu and it was all excellent, and served in a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere. I particularly liked their take on the Madeira local specialty of scabbard with banana and passion fruit sauce. The homemade caramel pudding was a dream! The seafood spaghetti was the best... More 

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We visited this restaurant for dinner while on holiday and enjoyed the meal and the service so much that we returned on two other evenings. The restaurant had a good atmosphere and the waiter was very helpful in describing the various dishes and helping us choose some good Portuguese wine to have with our meals. We all had the steak... More 

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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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?