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Canico Restaurant

European, Portuguese
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 28
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
STUNNING SETTING

Amazing setting, fantastic & plentiful food, service was initially very slow & we sat without drinks for quote some time before a waiter eventually came to take our for both drinks & food. Slightly dearer than some of the other good local restaurants but worth it for the views.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Julie R
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Essex, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Come here for the fun of it, drink rum in this pirates cove but don't eat here. Friendly, attentive, over-priced, over-cooked and overly-hyped because of the fab location.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing setting, fantastic & plentiful food, service was initially very slow & we sat without drinks for quote some time before a waiter eventually came to take our for both drinks & food. Slightly dearer than some of the other good local restaurants but worth it for the views.

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Verdizela
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Outstanding location, wonderfull view... When the night comes they put sea movie on the rocks, it seems that you are in the ocean. Fish and seafood very fresh...

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London, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Awful service, almost rude. Food microwaved heated: half cold half hot and tasteless. Expensive, avoid eating anything by weight or you'll get a bad surprise. It's only worth for the view, hence the 2 stars.

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We booked our table three days ahead but were strangely not given the table requested. This is undoubtedly the best sited restaurant in the area. However, they have packed too many tables in the restaurant and the very keen staff struggle to serve the tables properly. At the end of the meal I was presented with an iPad to read,... More 

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Milan, Italy
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A wonderful location , good food and friendly service. We dined there twice in three days, I guess it's an endorsement. A wide variety of Starters , fresh and well grilled gush and the seafood is excellent. Service is very friendly and quite professional. It might appear a bit slow, but it's better than the sedate Portuguese average. Prices might... More 

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Sligo
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I had lovely meal n here . Monkfish n.fresh prawns. Was not dat expensive. I didn' t ave to wait dat long either. I.thought staff here were very friendly. I made a bookn on sun nite 16th august for tues de 18th for 7pm..n.i got n at 7.15pm n didn' t ave to long to wait for my order. Staff... More 

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Bucharest
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112 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We have stayed at Pestana Alvor Praia which is close to this restaurant located on Praia des Tres Irmaos. This restaurant not only has very high prices but also cheats the customers. They sell the fish dishes not as fixed prices but after they weigh the fish. And of course you will never see how much weighs the fish you... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

staff friendly and helpful.no booking squeezed us in.it was a lovely setting seated down stairs not ideal but as had no booking cannot really complain

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Canico has a lovely location sitting on stilts above a small beach with a lovely sea view. It's accessible from the beach or via a lift in the cliff above. As we were staying in the Prianha complex set above it, we visited on our first day to have a coffee with a view to making a dinner reservation for... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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