Amazing beach restaurant, club and wedding venue built within the cliffs.

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You're going to want to get lots of photos! The views are simply stunning.

Caniço Restaurant is one of those places you have got to see to believe. The setting is breath-taking, the views amazing and just getting there is an adventure. It is actually built within the cliffs and hovers above a picturesque cove, making it one of the most romantic places in the Algarve. You get there by taking an elevator from the cliff tops down through the rocks and out onto sea level. Fantastic!

Located within the Prainha complex, near to the charming Algarve resort of Alvor,
Caniço is one of the not-to-be-missed spots in the region. It is quite unique - a fabulous restaurant, a relaxed beach bar, and a fun, after-sun venue for drinks with friends and great music. Dance beneath the stars, dine on the best seafood, fall in love with life, as Caniço works its magic.

Caniço is worth visiting not only for the setting but also for the food. This is not your basic beach bar fare. The cuisine is Mediterranean with plenty of algarvean influence. You can sample some very traditional Portuguese dishes here. There are several fish and seafood dishes using the best of the local catch, prawns feature strongly, there are inventive salads as well as a good selection of meat dishes. There are vegan and vegetarian options and the menu is complemented by an extensive wine list. The food served at Caniço is of a consistently high standard and fits perfectly with the surroundings. The walls of the upper restaurant terrace are the actual cliffs and every table in the restaurant has an unbeatable sea view!

Caniço is open from 10 in the morning to the early hours of the next morning. Snacks and refreshing drinks are served all day as well as the à la carte menu for both lunch and dinner.
At night Caniço has a special magic. The cliffs are back-lit, the DJ sets up on the sand (tide permitting) and the party begins. During the summer season, Caniço hosts plenty of live music nights. Just imagine yourself having enjoyed a lovely meal, then dancing under the stars on the fine sand with a delicious cocktail in your hand. That's hard to beat!

The beach which Caniço overlooks is gorgeous. A small cove beach, (very small at high tide!) the water is translucent, there are small caves and arches carved out of the cliffs and a series of interconnecting coves which just call out to be explored. Caniço is one of those places that once you visit you'll want to boast to all your friends about it.

Given its unique setting and the outstanding beauty of the restaurant, along with the fabulous hospitality, Caniço is one of the most sought-after venues for weddings and celebrations in the Algarve.
Get in touch with the team for details on how your wedding could look at this most unique setting. They can create a tailor-made programme just for you.

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Aldeamento da Prainha, Praia dos Tres Irmãos, Portimão, 8500 - 072

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Best For What

  • A Bit of Romance
  • A View To Die For
  • Alfresco Dining
  • Beachfront
  • Boys' Night Out
  • Cocktails
  • Girls' Night Out
  • Nature
  • Off The Beaten Path
  • Outdoor Area
  • Relaxation
  • Waterfront
  • Wedding

Best For Whom

  • All Ages
  • Couples
  • Families With Teenagers
  • Groups
  • Leisure Travellers


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