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Central Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Rua Joao Paulo II 10 | town centre, Canico, Madeira 9125-019, Portugal
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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Together with my wife and daughter we made the ascent from the bay to Canico to try the Central restaurant on the advise of a local shopkeeper. From the outside the place is unremarkable but you wouldn't guess what you get inside. We ordered a flame-grilled chicken skewer each and a selection of sides + drinks. From the menu photo... More 

Thank wanderer5568
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent service tasty meat. Outstanding place. It was a pity leave this restaurant after we visited three times in two weeks.

Thank Sarunas M
Warwick, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I dragged my family here (6 of us) for a carnivorous meal - a good 45 minute walk from our holiday villa. It was worth the trek. We had to wait for a table (it's a popular pace for good reason) but after a complimentary drink at the bar we were seated and treated to some brilliant food. The service... More 

Thank Peter H
Augustenborg, Denmark
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would never have chosen this restaurant for its curb appeal. It doesn't look like much from the outside. Luckily I had read good reviews here on TripAdvisor and they were true! My husband and I both had beef with rice, cabbage and black beans, followed by grilled pineapple. Delicious meal for 2 with wine for under 40€. Try it,... More 

Thank Hansen6440
Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

well worth a visit and try the mixed meats cut at the table. the staff were very friendly and helpful food was excellent

Thank Moira211
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

The scene was set for a great evening when I phoned to book a table and was asked if we would like to be picked up from our hotel. This, and a delivery back at the end of the evening, was yet another one of the all-inclusive "extras" freely included in the ridiculously reasonable price. I can only echo other... More 

1 Thank Tim H
Paris, France
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135 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

I don't usually start a review of a restaurant talking about its service, but it is rare that I have seen service staff who seem to so enjoy their job. Their enthusiasm is just infectious. Over the course of the meal you may have three or four staff involved in taking your order, bringing you food or drink, or settling... More 

1 Thank Ronald_Peter
Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Excellent food, great value. and wonderful ambience. Efficient, friendly and helpful staff, and the complementary glass of Madeira wine made it a perfect evening. Returned twice more in the same week and the everything was consistently good!

Thank ButterflyWarwick21
New York, NY
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This was probably the best meal I had in Madeira. Great service, delicious food. I had the roasted chicken. My friend had one of those flights of meat. All was to die for!

1 Thank Intrigueace
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

We were a party of twelve including three children. We received fantastic service throughout our meal, the waiters were very attentive and entertaining. The food was sensational, the variety and quality of meats on skewers served at the table fantastic. With unlimited drinks included in the set price the dinner was great value and as a visitor from Australia I... More 

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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
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, 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: 291934344

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