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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Portugal at its best!

Location, location, location. And if you're lucky enough to have it on those week days, off season with the ones you love, it will be very hard to leave this place. One of the best restaurants in Portugal!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
World S
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Lisboa
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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222 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Amazing place for couples to go. You get dropped off at the top of the cliff and take a lift in the mountains down to the restaurant... Pricey so

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Lisboa
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178 reviews 178 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Location, location, location. And if you're lucky enough to have it on those week days, off season with the ones you love, it will be very hard to leave this place. One of the best restaurants in Portugal!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Let me start out by saying I do not like seafood. However being an all seafood restaurants the place oozed of romance and character. They accommodated my likes an dislikes and I would say that it was one of the best and most memorable meals I have had.

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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We loved the food here but found the restaurant claustrophobic as the tables were much to close together.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This was our third time in this beautiful restaurant. From all tables you can see the sea and if you sit on the first row even the beach just below. The menu is clearly for the fish lovers and the quality is good. You will be presented with the catch of the day and a great selection of local desserts.

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Canico is set in the rocks of a beautiful cove - very romantic setting on an evening. Lovely food and wine. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Just visited this lovely Michelin-recommended restaurant. Great place, but make sure you do visit it during the day, for the breathtaking view. All the fish was fresh out of the ocean, the local white wine and the desserts were outstanding. Great value for money!

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Moscow
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

If you have PLENTY of time than it's the place for you. Wait for menu for a long time after being sitted - check. Ask 3 times to take our order - check. Ask several times for the bill and then go to counter by yourself - check. Really, the food is not so good to spend an hour waiting.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

This is a hidden gem among the cliffs, great view, amazing food, lovely atmosphere and the staff were very nice, prawn cocktail was unreal and the rose sangria was yum!! Go on an empty stomach!!!!!!!!

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Sharm El Sheikh
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10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Lively little restaurant. Great sangria and good service. Good selection on menu for a light lunch. Lovely view from the balcony seating areas straight across to the sea. Have been here most days of our holiday for lunch.

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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: 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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