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Canico Restaurant

European, Portuguese, Mediterranean
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Prainha, Alvor, Portimao, Portugal
+351 282 458 503
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9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

Super food, service and view. Walk through the cliff rocks to reach this best place we have visites Durlinger out hokiday.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
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Ilford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good bar. You can sit overlooking the cove with a drink and snack. Nice place to stop off when walking along the beach.

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Zeist, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a real good lunch at hthis place friendly staff. The view from the cave to the beach/sea is spectacular.

Thank TravelingSander
Dublin, Ireland
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Cannot recommend even if the views are spectacular..too far to trek for surly staff and average fare but possibly a different experience in high season..just not worth it in October...the village is a better bet..

Thank kayla9
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Super food, service and view. Walk through the cliff rocks to reach this best place we have visites Durlinger out hokiday.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Have been here a few times over the years, it's a special place in Alvor for a drink with outstanding views. What you have to expect is fairly over priced drinks compared to the village, but then again you've got to remember where the bar is, hardly on the main road! Service is also a bit hit and miss, and... More 

2 Thank PrestMan
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95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We walked for almost an hour in the muggy Portuguese late afternoon heat, clambering over rocks and through caves along the beach in search of the famous Canico - to have a drink and then book a table for a future special occasion. At last we found it - an oasis in the desert - our thirst could now be... More 

3 Thank NeelieScotland
Dunmore East, Ireland
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is our favorite spot for lunch when on the beach for the day. We've only ever had sandwiches, coffees and gelato here (all delicious) so can't really comment on the cooked food. The prices are high compared to other places in Alvor, and the waiting staff are slightly aloof, but the location - set into the cliff, overlooking the... More 

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Surrey, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Was here in april had an excellent meal views to die for, thought we would impress our friends on a return visit. Booked a table for Saturday at 2pm for 11 people, turned up went upstairs to the restaurant no tables were set, went back down to ask what was happening to be told - the weathers no good so... More 

3 Thank tilli1989
Bath, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Not sure what recent reviews were about, about poor service ect and low rating. We were there same week at it was just great. Ok end of season but service was good, restaurant was well located and we had 3 meals and every time the food was just great. Try the shell fish rice it was outstanding. We loved it... More 

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Have given excellent reviews after our visits over the last two years despite very mixed comments from other reviewers. Well our luck ran out this year. The blinds were pulled down despite it being a mild evening so the restaurant's main selling point (location in the rocks and the view) were neutered. A heater was belting away which we had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Prainha, Alvor, Portimao, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
  • Phone Number: +351 282 458 503

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am

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