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“Superb meal with friendly & helpful staff & good atmosphere.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Real Canoa

Real Canoa
Rua Ponta da Cruz, Funchal, Madeira 9000-103, Portugal
291762396
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Ranked #14 of 421 Restaurants in Funchal
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Superb meal with friendly & helpful staff & good atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Whilst looking for another restaurant we came across Real Canoa where even in the pouring rain people were sat outside enjoying live music and eating traditional local food. The place was buzzing. There was attention to detail which makes all the difference to a good experience, where staff were friendly and bringing small tasters to try out which included complimentary drinks of Madeira wine. Would recommend this as a must do!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Can't wait to eat here again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

This little restaurant tucked aware near the Pestana Grand Hotel is a gem. The staff are great fun, the food is very reasonable and the service excellent. Good choice, tasty food. It's sort of place where you feel important and cared for.

Visited March 2013
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Ireland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“We came back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Last time we had dinner, this time lunch. The fish stew was amazing: full of fish and great flavour. The great thing about this restaurant apart from the food is the attention given by staff/management. Little nuggets of advice, like nearby walks etc, the local knowledge that you only get from the locals!
Also the extras, like 10% off if you pay cash and the complimentarybefore and after drinks (Madeira wine & liquors).

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Good traditional local cooking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

The atmosphere is good, the staff are helpful and friendly. I had limpets followed by mixed meat on the stone. There were loads of fresh limpets drenched in butter and garlic. The meat on the stone was a pleasant surprise-whatever they had marinated it in made it incredibly succulent and tender (I am sure that is nothing to do with my cooking skills). Total bill 114 euros for 5 mains, 3 starters and water to drink. The complementary amuse bouche were nice, with vaguely Indian spiced calamari and samosa.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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barnsley
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best Resteraunt in Funchal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The best restaurant in funchal! Bruno goes out his way to make you feel welcome! They even pick you up and take you home! very friendly and efficient staff ! Always a good meal.

Visited August 2012
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