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Central Restaurant

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Rua Joao Paulo II 10 | town centre, Canico, Madeira 9125-019, Portugal
+351 291 934 344
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very traditional restaurant in the centre of Canico, which food that I haven't tried before like this. The side dishes (Extras) are quite filling and the brazilian meat plate is a 'must have'. The waiters will cut several grilled meat from a spit in front of you. The whole experience was fantastic. That's the reason why we... More 

Thank Farid E
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great and one of the better restaurants in Madeira. Food was very good. We had fish and chicken from the grill. Very good! But on the other hand, the personell was a bit stressed and took no time for a chat. Also the ambiance and temperature were very low. So great place for a nice meal, but only for an... More 

Thank Kristopher v
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this restaurant so much we went twice in our week on Madeira. Absolutely the best steak I've ever eaten, served with delicious rice, black beans and cabbage. (Although I believe they do chips and salad as an alternative if you're not feeling authentic!) 2nd time I tried the mixture of different meats instead, which was also delicious. Meals... More 

1 Thank kitcat84
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing beef off a skewer which is cooked on a spit and the skewers brought to the table and carved for you. If you like beef , this is the place to visit. Large portions. Enjoyed the avocado vinaigrette as a starter. The cooked pineapple with cinnamon is a must for dessert and so refreshing and unexpected. Staff are extremely... More 

1 Thank SJenks28
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attractive restaurant with friendly staff providing a quick service. The portions of meat are large, beautifully cooked and reasonably priced. Kebabs come on a scabbard that hangs on a stand on the table. There was a good salad with the meal. Other tables had fillet steak brought to them cut off a scabbard. The chefs brought these to the table... More 

Thank Ade B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Meat ok, good service nice ambience but then not the 5 stars in other reviews. No thrills. Side dishes average.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

We have a place in Canical and visit Madeira quite often. Thiis restaurant is super nice for a long dinner with family and ftiends. This time we where 12 perons having a good time. The grilled meat of all kinds is served until you say you really can not take more (a combi dish we like to order and a... More 

Thank Leif L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

If you love meat this is the place to go. The Rodisio seems to be abundandt and excellent. Other meat dishes are very good, too, and so was the fish of the day I tried. Service is fast and friendly, prices are reasonable. The place is frequented mostly by locals, we seem to have been the only tourists today.

Thank slap882
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

We came here for a late lunch and it was one of the best meals we have had during our 4 week visit to Madeira. Staff were very friendly and the place was full of locals. Good authentoc atmosphere. This place is a must visit!

Thank jcads
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

We usually visit this restaurant twice during our weeks stay but unfortunately they were so booked up we could. only go once. The food and service was excellent as usual, it really can't be improved upon. When we make our next visit to Canico I will make reservations as soon as we arrive

Thank dorothy b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, Barbecue, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Joao Paulo II 10 | town centre, Canico, Madeira 9125-019, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Canico
  • Phone Number: +351 291 934 344

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?