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“Excellent chef, good service, generous helpings, superb food & wine value” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Buffet

Le Buffet
Ranked #39 of 58 Restaurants in Canico
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating
UK
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Excellent chef, good service, generous helpings, superb food & wine value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2012

This place has a nice ambience, good size tables on a patio or inside. Everything is cooked fresh and to perfection so do not expect "fast food".

Ask for your drinks and Bolo de Caco ( delicious garlic bread local style) and they should arrive quickly and enable you to chill out while the rest of your order is prepared. Be warned, portions are generous there is no miserly British portion control at this place, Quality, courtesy and Madeiran generosity brings customers back again and again.

The house red is particularly good value and very drinkable with a wide choice of carafe size.
The medium dry Madeira was also particularly memorable.

The Espada or Black Scabbard Fish, was particularly fresh and good and available in a variety of fantastic sauces. Skewered meats faultless and delicious and chicken breasts in port another favourite.

At lunch time they offer half portions which is useful.

Note they are closed for a well earned rest on most Sundays but there are always a handful of other establishments open nearby.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Blinkinsheep
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Good selection of skewered meat, fish etc at decent price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

Good food at a good price, serves the fairly standard local fish and skewerd meats. One of the places that charges a fair price. Wasn't hard to get an outside table (was closed when we tried to go back on Sunday)

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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271 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
“Good food but bad service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2012

Maybe we were in the wrong place at the wrong time but we waited over an hour for our starter, soup and then another 45 mins for the mains. Good food when it arrive and great value but we did not go back.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jennyandmike
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Jersey, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hummm...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

We went to the restaurant, and we were served nicely...
We choosed our meal, and drink... and i have to say the sangria is great, home made, and the coffee its amazing, the best i drank since i came on vacation.
The waitress served us the meal, it was well done, freshly prepared and tasted really good.
The prices are moderated, great music wich makes the environment pleasant.
Congratulations for the staff who makes this restaurant the best...
You should come and enjoy in this lovely restaurant.

  • Visited July 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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1 Thank Kimberly P
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Karlsruhe, Germany
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2010

Fantastic food and atmosphaere. Brilliant ambiente with fantastic Live-music unplugged 50's and 70's. Friendly service and good prices

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank wolfgang25
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