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“Great Food & Even Better Prices” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Central Restaurant

Central Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 58 Restaurants in Canico
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Brazilian, Barbecue, European, Portuguese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Food & Even Better Prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

We ate here once on our trip food was excellent and great value, Staff were all very friendly & easy to understand.

Only problem i had that they fried my sweet potato rather than roasting it & it didnt taste very nice but issue was dealt with and given an alternative.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CherryPie1988
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London, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Top Quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

A great restaurant in madeira, they even pick you up and drop you off from your hotel! Saves money on the taxi! Great staff, great food! Maria is the best waitress in the restaurant! Lovely lady. Make sure you vist..... 5 * . Lots of locals and a great atmosphere.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2012

Great menu and helpful staff. Portions large so ask for a main course between two. Complementary Madeira wine before meal

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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“Best to try, would definately go back if visiting Madeira again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2012

Went there a few years ago and was so pleased to find this place. Absolutely loved it!! Great atmosphere, great food, great staff they even gave us a lift back to our hotel in canico de baicho- royal orchid. Still talk about the food to this day!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A happy tummy with a small bill”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2012

Dining at A Central in Canico is so pleasant, almost as if you're going to a friend's place for a meal. The service is friendly, the food unpretentious and you will leave with a full tummy and surprised with the small bill.

I visit Madeira often and this place is always a must, the big attraction is the combination of Portuguese and Brazilian dishes and the lovely wine.

The portions are large so be smart as you can over order.
Picanha is a delicious dish and a must try, you get your vegetables and rice and as much meat as you wish, it is a meat lover's place, would not recommend it to vegetarians.

A Central is located in the Canico Centro, a small town between Funchal and Santa Cruz and the restaurant is on the right next to the church, not hard to find, although you might feel as you're entering a local's house. In the evening is easier to park.

This restaurant is mainly visited by the locals but don't be shy and say hello and you will feel immediately the warmth of its visitors and it's staff.

Enjoy
Suzyesue

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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