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Canico Restaurant

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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 111
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  • 83
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Unique location at a beautiful beach

We showed up without reservations and the manager kindly squeezed us in. Make sure when you reserve to ask for one of the tables that are either on the first floor balcony or the ones next to the balcony on the second floor. We ended up with a table towards the middle of the restaurant where the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Tamar C
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We showed up without reservations and the manager kindly squeezed us in. Make sure when you reserve to ask for one of the tables that are either on the first floor balcony or the ones next to the balcony on the second floor. We ended up with a table towards the middle of the restaurant where the tables are packed... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Today we went for diner with seven people. Made a reservation at that was all fine. The fish was shown at the table and so far so good. Staff is friendly It took over an hour to get the starters. And it was not really busy in the restaurant at that time! They forgot one starter and that took another... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We went to Canico for lunch after an amazing morning on one of the best beaches we have ever visited praia dos tres irmaos. The scenery is absolutely stunning and the restaurant looks right onto the beach. The staff just seemed very disinterested and standoffish. One waiter was very nice he brought us our food but the rest never cracked... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I love the Algarve and i don't understand why and how this happens. We had the table set for 19:30, supposedly a well located table, but we were glued to the grid.It was too hot. We asked to arrange one solution, but no one helped, including manager. There was an empty table until 22h and nobody even tried to resolve... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My friend and I popped in on a Monday night without a reservation to be told they were full. But then we got seated and our waiter was fabulous. Extremely friendly and assisted us with our wine choice for a medium priced excellent Portuguese red wine. The food had to be fish, shellfish and was good. However there are many... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Canico really is a great experience - a restaurant you enter by getting a lift/elevator down into a mountain, and then being seated in an alcove inside the cliffs, overlooking a secluded beach, with (once the sun sets) visual projections being cast on the rocks as a musician plays live music on an amazing electronic saxophone (and not in a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I have eaten here before on a number of occasions over the past two years and enjoyed the food, which is why we wanted to return. It is in an idylic spot, and on a lovely walk along the beach away from the Alvor town.The restaurant is situated in the rocks over looking the beach and is basically one room... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This little place is set into the cliff over looking a beautiful beach. The setting is tough to beat and the food was reasonable. However, the service was shocking. The staff literally wouldn't talk to us. It was ridiculous. The location lets them get away with this but I would really recommend avoiding this place.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We decided to spend an evening here on recommendation from family friends. This was a huge mistake. After waiting over an hour for food to arrive, our main courses made an appearance. When we asked where our starters where no explanation was given. The manager (who took our order) came down,we presumed to apologise, but instead to check what we... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Where do I start! We booked a table for 3 the night prior to coming here for dinner as the restaurant is in a beautiful setting...however, when we arrived on the night they had scribbled our name out then the waiter who had the booking book left us and went over to another waiter before shouting over to us and... 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: European, Portuguese

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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

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