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Canico Restaurant

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Prainha, Alvor, Portimao, Portugal
+351 282 458 503
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Today
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 18
    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
Beautiful location

Called in here for lunch after spending a few hours on the beach, the first thing to mention is the location, it is set in to the rocks in a little cove at the end of the beach. The views out to sea are fantastic, it's a nice looking restaurant with plenty of character and a good selection of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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East Midlands, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went to canico for dinner after seeing the venue on a beach trip. Booking ahead is essential. ..managed to get a great table over looking the beach. Restaurant was packed, good atmosphere...expect to make a night of it (not a bad thing! ). Couvert looked amazing, seafood was great as was the steak. 50e a head inc nice wine. ..well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Called in here for lunch after spending a few hours on the beach, the first thing to mention is the location, it is set in to the rocks in a little cove at the end of the beach. The views out to sea are fantastic, it's a nice looking restaurant with plenty of character and a good selection of fish,... More 

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London
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18 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I ate here last week and loved the location but that was about it. The service was lacking, had to ask for everything twice and the waitress we had was not just unfriendly but rude. The food is very average and overpriced. It was the worst meal we had in Alvor and would suggest you visit if you don't have... More 

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Bristol
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you are in Alvor you must visit Canico! Beautiful setting in the cliff overlooking a small cove and out to sea! It gets very busy here so you need to book a table. The food was fantastic although fairly expensive and the staff were lovely. Make sure you leave room for dessert as there must be 15-20 to choose... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The bar and restaurant have a stunning view over the beach. We didn't eat at the more expensive and formal restaurant upstairs but had a great light lunch of salads, sandwiches and cocktails in the bar. It can be quite difficult to find but access is via a lift from the Prainha resort down to the beach.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We went for lunch, it was almost 12h30 and they were not prepared at all. We asked for clams, gaspacho, grilled sea bass and lamb chops. The clams though delicious were really overpriced. The rest of the meal was good but it took a while. The staff wasn't necessarily nice and they seemed to be on each other's nerves which... More 

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Hull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Had our wedding reception here and it was fantastic. The location, food, facilities and the staff were amazing. Wish we could do it all again. 10/10!

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I was really hesitant about booking this restaurant due to the very mixed reviews. The location is excellent although there are better beach locations in Lagos ( O Camilo). Our table overlooked the beach & was one of the best locations in the restaurant. The service was efficient & pleasant but I didn't really get any 'connection' with the waiter.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Visited here Saturday night with my family last night of my weeks holiday in Alvor. Must of been in the bar 25 mins waiting till they eventually got me a table there were plenty about but barman told me there was private function on later so had to wait till the cleared up other tables thought that was strange when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Booked a table for dinner here whilst on holiday as we saw how pretty the view looked. There was a huge choice of fish avaliable and there was something on the menu for everyone. Perhaps a little on the expensive side but the setting is worth it.

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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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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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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