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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 | Edificio Rodamar Nº18 Ak, Funchal, Madeira 9000-103, Portugal
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Ranked #15 of 515 Restaurants in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: European, Portuguese, Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
2 reviews
“Superb meal with friendly & helpful staff & good atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

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!

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Thank TheVicarsSon
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York
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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1 Thank barstep
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Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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
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Thank locationspy
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Glasgow
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

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Thank Richard15
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barnsley
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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3 Thank livlar
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