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Canico Restaurant

Prainha, Alvor, Portimao 8500-013, Portugal
+351 282 458 503
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
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“seafood” (23 reviews)
“crab” (8 reviews)
“fresh fish” (15 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Prainha, Alvor, Portimao 8500-013, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Charming restaurant with friendly staff, tasty food and good drinks selection. The wait for food was a little long however, the atmosphere and sea view made up for this. The octopus, bbq cod and pork rib dishes come highly recommended. The steak was tasty however,...More

Thank ElDoublet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on our last night In Alvor after stumbling across it the day before whilst walking on the beach. It is set in the rocks of the cliff and the menu is predominantly fish/seafood based and very extensive. The food was not cheap...More

Thank WilliamsFamily51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This bar/restaurant is set beautifully on the beach and the staff were wonderful, friendly and very welcoming. The paella was amazing, but the vegetable soup was not.

Thank TomMorris1986
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there by recomendations on our last night in Algarve, it was good choice. Pretty crowded but the views and food makes forget about it. Large choice of fresh fish and shellfish. Our crab was veeery good!

Thank Arta1315
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I had the most amazing experience while visiting this restaurant. The food, service and views are to die for! We will definitely return!

Thank ponsettia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived very late and the staff were amazing, went out of their way to make us a burger! The wine was fabulous and the view is breathtaking. NU NU is a fantastic guy and went out of his way to ensure we had a...More

Thank Bogonia001
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is in a beautiful setting built into the cliffs of a small cove.however I thought the service was poor, waiting half hour before being offered a drink.i also thought it was quite expensive for what we had. My daughter had prawn cocktail to...More

Thank Highhopes15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Understaffed on both visits. Felt sorry for the staff. Perfect location - great place to visit for food or a drink during a visit at the beach.

1  Thank Kirsty M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant overlooking a bay has a lovely view of the coves at the end of the Alvor beach. It is difficult to find and you have to either go around the rocks usually in the water when the tide is in or along a...More

Thank eileenlee59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic location, service, fish and seafood. Caniço is a must visit restaurant if you are in the Faro/Albufeira area.

Thank TommiTee
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Elaine G
29 April 2017|
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Response from michelle1716 | Reviewed this property |
Do not know as did not eat in the restaurant, only the bar. Sorry
3 April 2017|
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Response from NorthumberlandJulieR | Reviewed this property |
No idea about suitability as a wedding venue but if you want be as near to the beach as possible this will tick all the boxes...but of course weddings these days are such a different prospect. If you want dolphins to deliver... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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