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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It looks unassuming from the outside, but the food and service is excellent! fantastic Picanha beef steak with rice, cabbage and black beans, follow up with grilled pineapple for dessert. A really delicious meal for 2 with wine for under 40€.

Thank Martin A
Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had passed by this restaurant before, but did not really feel tempted to go in. But all reviews are enthousiastic and the staff of our hotel recommended it, so we went there for a meal. It was really busy but we could wait a bit at the bar with a small Madeira wine on the house (every guest gets... More 

Thank Jos V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My visit to Madeira in August was my first however I was staying in Canico as my mother in law is Portuguese and is from the island so I was staying in her flat. I found Funchal incredibly touristy and it was really nice to find this restaurant after a whole day sight seeing. Funnily enough my mother in law... More 

Thank Kelly P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for lunch with in laws an had the rodízio was shocked with the quantity and the amazing quality of the food. Such a selection of meats. We were very welcomed and given outstanding service. The pricing is very fair for what you get. Being a chef I was peering into the open kitchen and was invited in to see... More 

Thank Richard C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the most wonderful dinner at this gem of a restaurant. The staff were great very welcoming friendly and entertaining and the food was just excellent with lots of different choices of meats and fish all cooked fresh in their big open fire flaming grill. Everyone in our group had different dishes and all were delicious. And to finish whole... More 

Thank 478sureshg
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

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 20 October 2016 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 19 October 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

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

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?