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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
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
We must just be lucky

Reviewed this place last year when we visited for the first time and were wowed by the experience. Noted that it has plummeted down the trip adviser rankings this year so visited again twice last week with some trepidation. Delighted to say it was great on both occasions. Not particularly busy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2014
Ybabobmij
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Dartford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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207 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Castlebar, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Bar/ Restaurant (and bar) is strategically sited in a cliff, an elevator used for entrance through the cliff and we were seated on a veranda overlooking a picturesque beach you really should pay a visit to this amazing restaurant in the cliff just head for Prainha resort, Alvor.The food was great. watch out for the toilets You Had to... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We have visited Canico for the past 5 years but only once to eat and the food was only ok and pricey. The location was beautiful, but what let it down were the toilets as I near threw my meal up again with the smell, while trying to hold the door closed as no locks. As I said we have... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Eating out at this restaurant is an experience not to be missed. Took a little while for us to find as we were travelling across from Lagos although this was more than made up for once we begun eating. The restaurant (and bar) is strategically sited in a cliff, an elevator used for entrance through the cliff and we were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

What a shame! This restaurant are on an amazing beach with incredible views! Just for that reason is really worth to see it. Food I found it just ok, not impressive, but the service oh my God, was terrible!!! The main guy, a Brazilian, dark skin in his thirtieth was always on the phone let us unattended at all times,... More 

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Nottingham
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This restaurant has stunning views by day and night. At night the rocks on Alvor beach are lit up and you can sit on the balcony right by the rocks and the ocean. The bar sells a good selection of drinks and there is a good quality restaurant upstairs from the bar. Again, the view is breathtaking.

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Reviewed this place last year when we visited for the first time and were wowed by the experience. Noted that it has plummeted down the trip adviser rankings this year so visited again twice last week with some trepidation. Delighted to say it was great on both occasions. Not particularly busy which may have helped and, yes, you pay a... More 

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London
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

We had a table booked and arrived with drinks already paid for at the downstairs bar, where the service was good. We went upstairs when it was time for our reservation and waited a while to be showed to our table as the restaurant was quite busy. We were shown to our table and we ordered the couvert and our... More 

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York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

View is wonderful but food and service is mediocre and food and drinks are overpriced, a Bacardi and coke is charged at euros 6.50 In a town where a bottle of Bacardi is only EuRos 15.00. I would suggest that anyone thinking of visiting should consider having a single drink and going to another place for a meal!!

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St. Asaph, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We always come to Canico for a coffee because of the view and it is a short cut via the lift to the beach but this time the service was disappointing, how they get any customers is beyond me. We have never eaten here but after reading other reviews I don't suppose we ever will. It is such a shame... More 

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Bearsden, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Over the last three years we have stayed in Alvor usually at the Prestina Alvor Praia which is Fantastic , spending relaxed time at Canico bay and the idilic beach bar and resteraunt. I travel a lot and promote to everyone , for me the most beautiful beach bar and cuisine offered . This year we could not get accommodation... 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: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, 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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