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Prainha, Alvor, Portimao 8500-013, Portugal
+351 282 458 503
9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Canico is not just a restaurant, it is a truly unique experience,. From the entrance, the amazing food, the spectacular views, the relaxed atmosphere & most of all the entertaining and friendly staff! We drove an hour from our hotel to visit and it was even better than we hoped, thanks guys!!

Thank WesDuffy
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful location. Food overpriced. I wanted to sample the sardines for which Portugal is famous for and they had none which was disappointing, they were very busy but there was a table overlooking the beach which was free when we asked to sit there they refused because we hadn't booked. A family came in which they obviously knew because they... More 

Thank susipod
Montornes del Valles, Spain
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two days with reservation. Two. First day we arrive at 22:00 and we desist at 23:45, without dining. No table available. I understood their explanations and book for the very next day. Next day we arrive at 21:50 for assure the table at 22:00. It was 23:30 and nothing had come. No waitress, no service, too much lies and the... More 

Thank Manuel C
3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here many times while on the beach because its the closest place to get food and a drink but please for your own sake try and dodge it , we waited 30 mins to even be served and when we got our food the chicken was under cooked and the fish was definitely gone off , when we... More 

Thank Fupix
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Location spoilt by unhelpful staff and exceptionally slow service. Think the tide came in and went out again whilst we were sat waiting for lunch

1 Thank John H
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to Prainha beach for 4 years now. This restaurant has a fantastic view and environment. It has a lift to the beach that we have always used without no problem. This year, on the second week of our stay in Portimão they have forbidden people that is not staying in Aldeamento da Prainha to use it.... More 

1 Thank patana1971Lisbon
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For such a stunning location virtually everything else was poor. The restaurant was busy and from ordering to getting our main course it was almost 2 hours and it arrived cold. Also they got one of our main courses wrong. The waiter advised us the wine we considered ordering was rubbish and he wouldn't serve it to us mind you... More 

Thank Liam1305
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for lunch and came away stressed!!! Beautiful setting but the staff were so disorganised and rude I wouldn't go back there if I got a free meal. Warm wine and water it took them half an hour to organise ice. The food was only mediocre compared to other places we have eaten for lunch. I could go on... More 

Thank therese4681
Berlin, Germany
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is located right in the cliffs of the beaches in Alvor, making it a very unique location. But the view does not make up for the really slow service. Food is very good and just watching the expert cook behind the charcoal grill is worth the visit. Little on the expensive side, but that comes with the unique... More 

Thank travelledbynature
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Of course the place and frame of the restaurant are amazing but once we arrived there a very disgusting smell was coming from the bathrooms they have underneath... we had a reservation from 3 days before and decided to go half an hour before dinner to have drink and enjoy the views but it was impossible!!! Everything was a mess...... More 

Thank Daniel C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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
Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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 8500-013, 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?