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Restaurante Canis

Plaza Benimarco, 03720 Benissa, Spain
+34 965 74 72 15
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Ranked #9 of 32 restaurants in Benissa
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Eindhoven
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

We (a Dutch family of 4) went out to eat at restaurant Canis on a Thursday night. As the title says: the food we ordered (paella and entrecot) was very tasty and plentiful. The view onto the hills and sea was fantastic. However... The service was terribly slow and unfriendly. The waiters barely spoke English and we barely spoke Spanish,... More

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Bedfordshire
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

To get on the terrace you need to book at least a few days in advance during the main summer months, and it is well worth it for the stunning views. Inside is also worth it with a very mixed style , as one review said " quirky ". We have been 3 times now over the last couple of... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here several times in the past weeks with 6 people. Every experience has been fantastic, the food is real Spanish and their service is great. Also for kids there is some good healthy choices, which stands out from the usual nuggets and chips at other restaurants. The view is spectacular and the prices are very reasonable. Recommend... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The waitress (Meridian I think) was the most obnoxious and condescending person who is clearly not suited to the service industry. We booked a table on the terrace and were told on arrival, we were last in line so had to sit at the entrance and not on the terrace which was the reason we booked. After accepting this, we... More

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Stevenage
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Fantastic restaurant, beautifully decorated, great prices. Really authentic. Defo try the paella here and the meatballs for starters are amazing.

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This restaurant has an amazing view from up high down to the sea,with a lovely outside terrace and quirky decorations.The food is typically local Spanish fare and their mixed paella,home made bread and salads are wonderful.The prices are average for this area.The service is good and the staff friendly.They do a very reasonable good menu del dia with 3 courses... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

In our opinion their paella is the best we have tried in Moraira. They also do an excellent lamb dish that needs to be ordered in advance. Also love their rabbit and pork cheeks. The restaurant is very quirky and although the service can be a bit slow the quality of the food makes up for this. Always very busy... More

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Alicante, Spain
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Went to canis on Monday and what an experience,the paella valenciana was just great and tasty.The decor is something else,every table is decorated differently but all matching,the walls are adorned with an amazing mix of all sorts which makes the venue fun.The food overall is execellent and reasonable,the views are brill.Recomend this for a good spanish lunch out.

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Laguna Beach, California
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Name EL CANIS. Location Benimarco -Benissa 45 Kms. from Alicante. Food fresh, very unique and excellent. From the popular paella common dish of the area to an interesting menu full of original recipes and artistic presentations. Appetizers that nobody have to main plates combine in a form that no restaurant offer. Seafood, meat and veggies are high quality and the... More

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5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Great food with a great view. Been many times now and never fails to impress. Gets better every time. Confit of duck was superb.

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