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Canico Restaurant

Prainha, Alvor, Portimao, Portugal
+351 282 458 503
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Ranked #87 of 114 Restaurants in Alvor
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Portuguese
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

What a shame! This restaurant are on an amazing beach with incredible views! Just for that reason is really worth to see it. Food I found it just ok, not impressive, but the service oh my God, was terrible!!! The main guy, a Brazilian, dark skin in his thirtieth was always on the phone let us unattended at all times,... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This restaurant has stunning views by day and night. At night the rocks on Alvor beach are lit up and you can sit on the balcony right by the rocks and the ocean. The bar sells a good selection of drinks and there is a good quality restaurant upstairs from the bar. Again, the view is breathtaking.

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Reviewed this place last year when we visited for the first time and were wowed by the experience. Noted that it has plummeted down the trip adviser rankings this year so visited again twice last week with some trepidation. Delighted to say it was great on both occasions. Not particularly busy which may have helped and, yes, you pay a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had a table booked and arrived with drinks already paid for at the downstairs bar, where the service was good. We went upstairs when it was time for our reservation and waited a while to be showed to our table as the restaurant was quite busy. We were shown to our table and we ordered the couvert and our... More 

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York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

View is wonderful but food and service is mediocre and food and drinks are overpriced, a Bacardi and coke is charged at euros 6.50 In a town where a bottle of Bacardi is only EuRos 15.00. I would suggest that anyone thinking of visiting should consider having a single drink and going to another place for a meal!!

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St. Asaph, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We always come to Canico for a coffee because of the view and it is a short cut via the lift to the beach but this time the service was disappointing, how they get any customers is beyond me. We have never eaten here but after reading other reviews I don't suppose we ever will. It is such a shame... More 

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Bearsden, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Over the last three years we have stayed in Alvor usually at the Prestina Alvor Praia which is Fantastic , spending relaxed time at Canico bay and the idilic beach bar and resteraunt. I travel a lot and promote to everyone , for me the most beautiful beach bar and cuisine offered . This year we could not get accommodation... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It may well be a fabulous setting but the attitude of the staff is abysmal. God forbid that they should give you eye contact - that could mean they'd have to take your order!!!! 4 of us waited far too long just to order drinks. When we realised 10 mins later that the drinks still hadn't been prepared, we cancelled... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Popped into this restaurant for a light lunch. It is in an amazing position nestled in the rocks. But as soon as we walked in I knew it was the wrong choice and we should have turned around. The staff were less than welcoming, even less so when we asked for a snack menu. We were told there were no... More 

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I do not think a more beautifully culinary experience can be had. The restaurant is built into a cliff, you can arrive via the beach or via the lift which descends through the cliff - which is the only way to enter when the tide is high. Beautiful music, stunning ambient lightening with pretty coloured lights onto the stunning cluffs... More 

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Additional Information about Canico Restaurant

Address: Prainha, Alvor, Portimao, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 282 458 503
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Portuguese

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