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Canico Restaurant

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Prainha, Alvor, Portimao, Portugal
+351 282 458 503
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Greatest atmosphere! So sexy tucked into the rocks we enjoyed an amazing seafood platter one evening, and during the day it's wonderful spot for a refreshing beer

Thank Jennifer M
Monaghan, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was gourgeous and the staff were friendly and experienced. It was quite expensive though. The view of the beach was absolutely stunning, so worth looking at

Thank Rossa G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

You can see from the pictures that this is a beautifully located restaurant, and it's worth going to - but it's not perfect. There's quite a bit of theatricality as one of the waiters walks around showing customers the fish of the day, and you get quite wrapped up in that -- which is nice. The fish was also tasty.... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Here for a week and found Canico offers a bar with snacks, ice-cream and cocktails. The setting is absolutely perfect and somewhere to sit back and relax! There is a restaurant upstairs and although I didn't eat in the restaurant (had two children with me who aren't so keen on fish) it it was always busy! I have read some... More 

Thank michelle1716
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

This was the best meal we had on our 7 day holiday, the waiter we had loved his job and explained the mean of the free starters. We ordered 2 whole fish to be grilled and spared between the 4 of us. save you money and go here worth every one.

Thank LagoOrta1
Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We've been coming to Praia da Rocha every October for the last 4 years but only just found out about this place, we wish we had known about it earlier!! We came as two couples and all 4 of us were blown away with the 'setting' and the quality of the food! We would highly recommend planning to eat around... More 

Thank r1davo
Thurles, Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

I went to book a large party. I spoke to a scruffy old man who was as unhelpful as could be. He seemed peeved that I asked if he was the manager and didn't know he was the owner!!!! Get over yourself!! Anyway, just trying to book for a few weeks in advance seemed like a hassle for him so... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

For our last meal of our trip to Portugal. The place is a little difficult to find but once you have walked to the top of the cliff you walk down a subterranean tunnel and descend in a lift like entering a bond villains lair. Once downstairs the restaurant is set in to the cliff looking over the Atlantic Ocean.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

I visited the lovely Canico restaurant again in August of this,year. Had lovely fresh sea bass. Staff very friendly and helpful.. Would recommend any one visiting Alvor to go to this lovely restaurant with lovely sea views.

Thank Agnes H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

I had the mushroom omelette and a Bloody Mary. The Canico literally looks over a small Cove on one of the prettiest stretches of beach in the area. The dinner menu looked great too and it sounded like booking was a must.

Thank NorthumberlandJulieR

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prainha, Alvor, Portimao, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
  • Phone Number: +351 282 458 503

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?