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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 32
    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
Most recent review
Portugese deligt

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
Damien F
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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200 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 via mobile

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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104 reviews 104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

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
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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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97 reviews 97 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Estepona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It may well be a fabulous setting but the attitude of the staff is abysmal. God forbid that they should give you eye contact - that could mean they'd have to take your order!!!! 4 of us waited far too long just to order drinks. When we realised 10 mins later that the drinks still hadn't been prepared, we cancelled... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Popped into this restaurant for a light lunch. It is in an amazing position nestled in the rocks. But as soon as we walked in I knew it was the wrong choice and we should have turned around. The staff were less than welcoming, even less so when we asked for a snack menu. We were told there were no... 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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