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Canico Restaurant

Prainha, Alvor, Portimao, Portugal
282 458 503
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Ranked #82 of 116 restaurants in Alvor
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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English first
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The location is incredible - right on the gorgeous little alvor cove. I sat downstairs for a light lunch and break from to the sun after spending the day at this gorgeous beach. After queuing for around 15 minutes for a table, we finally managed to seat ourselves. The food is very over priced and lacked flavour - the club... More

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Crawley, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This restaurant could've easily gone either way for us. On arrival, it seems our booking had been confused and was downstairs and not upstairs as requested. A quick chat and a small wait (while sipping Champagne) soon rectified this - as with all things in Portugal, you need to ask / say what you want. The setting is simply AMAZING.... More

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I havent the words to describe how bad the food here is. The restaurant obviously gets its name from its stunning location but the food is simply terrible and way over priced. The starters were horrible, we could only taste the oil in which the so called duck was cooked in, the fish for the main course was tasteless and... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

As the tittle says, we had a lovely lunch here one afternoon! There was 10 of us and the staff were really helpful and accommodating, the food was really tasty everyone enjoyed it, the green one is one of my favs and I certainly enjoyed a bottle with my lunch... The view looking out over the beach is fantastic and... More

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The location built into the cliff within a small bay is stunning. It's a must visit if you are in the area but stick to nipping in for a drink. We visited in July and the tables were far, far too close together, the staff were harassed (little wonder as they could barely move between the tables), the food was... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Felt taken advantage of by the head waiter. Extremely expensive compared to other highly rated restaurants in Alvor.We were not used to ordering from a menu where items are priced by the kg. This was obviously quite apparent to the waiter and hell did we pay for it. You certainly need to have your wits about you going to this... More

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Alvor, Portugal
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We have had, and never thought I should have to utter these words, the dinner, from Hell! Upon arriving at the restaurant, our first let-down was finding out that despite reserving a table on their terrace, we were seated inside - by the bar. We literally could not have been further from the sea. But, despite this initial disappointment, we... More

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Edinburgh
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were recommended this place for its unique setting in the rocks, and it really is quite spectacular. We just had a simple lunch, and service was slow, but we had fun. Lovely place. There is casual eating and drinking on the first level, and a posher restaurant above. Upstairs was opened once the lower terrace filled up. Lovely views... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were recommended this resatuarant on our visit to Alvor and it is amazing. A lovely setting on the beach and the food is outstanding

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We went for a walk down the beach from our hotel and found this beautiful little restaurant hidden in a coves! We hadn't booked but a few tables were free and hadn't turned up anyway. Our orders were taken straight after they got our drinks, there was quite a wait for the food but I thought it was worth it!... More

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