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Central Restaurant

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10 Rua Joao Paulo II | town centre, Canico, Madeira, Portugal
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to eat - excellently priced and more food than you need. Top place to eat in the area and very friendly staff

Thank Clear_Water679
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here 3 times in the first 8 nights. The 2 female waiting on staff are lovely and very helpful. The owner greeted us and chatted making us very welcome. We hadn't booked and they moved tables around to accommodate us. The atmosphere is great as its full but not too noisy. The 4 of us have chosen the chicken... More 

Thank Carol H
Langenthal, Switzerland
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love Brazilian food combined with Portugal, then this is a must. You get picked up from the hotels near by for free. The food is excellent and you get heaps. The seafood was great as well as the traditional meat from the iron sward. The staff is very friendly.

1 Thank fly_rainman
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used to live in Madeira and this is my favorite restaurant! Now I visit the island every year and this is the first place I want to visit. The staff is there for year or even since it opened and they are so nice an attentive. The meat is spectacular!!! The avocado sauce is a must and just goes... More 

2 Thank TravelLoverKO
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just walked into the Central restaurant after a very long hot walk .. the food choice was good and the presentation was excellent. the staff however, were very brash. i love the Madeira people always so friendly but Central staff were not interested in us. ( maybe because we are English ? who knows ? ) The German and Portugese... More 

1 Thank LintDee
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would rate this restaurant just ok, nothing special, get lots of meat brought out on skewers, but the pork was over salted for my taste, and served with, cabbage, rice and black beans, not very exciting

Thank adelyn
Halstead, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We Arrived before opening hours but they let us in and served Garlic Bread and drinks straight away which was amazing, It is very dainty and quiet in a corner by the church in Canico Parking is limited and have to pay but very cheap to park The food was amazing truly wonderful and didn't cost a fortune it was... More 

1 Thank jamie5215
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good local restaurant with wide choice on menu. Welcome glass of Madeira wine which is nice. Then local garlic bread brought to the table - you will be charged for this so say no if you don't want it. Starters and main course good but portions quite big so consider sharing especially the extras and starters. Food is fresh and... More 

1 Thank karen927
Guildford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

On our first visit we arrived late, [but thats another story]. The staff made us feel welcome, and throughout the evening, the service could not be faulted. We all [4 adults] had the mixed grill. What a feast. Don't try it if you have a small appetite or are a picky eater. The meat keeps coming and you help the... More 

1 Thank Nigel T
Azerables, France
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I agree with all the previous comments other than it being expensive. A meal for two, 3 courses with a few drinks for 45 euros is far from expensive! The portions were very generous and the staff were friendly and efficient. Can't think of anything to complain about other than my waistband!! A must to visit.

2 Thank Meirion J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brazilian, Barbecue, European, Portuguese, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Rua Joao Paulo II | town centre, Canico, Madeira, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Madeira Islands  >  Madeira  >  Canico
  • Phone Number: 291934344

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