Situated on a square near Santo António school, this restaurant provides free parking right in front, making it convenient for visitors.

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Upon entering, you'll be greeted by Andrea Valentina and Clay Laya, two friendly and enthusiastic girls from Venezuela who have been running the restaurant for the past seven months. They handle everything from cooking to serving, creating a warm and personalised atmosphere for guests.

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The restaurant itself is well-maintained and clean, with a half-open kitchen that adds to the cozy ambiance. In addition to indoor seating, both the front and back of the restaurant feature spacious terraces where you can enjoy your meal. Andrea and Clay take great care to ensure that you feel comfortable and at home during your visit.

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If you're dining with kids, you'll be pleased to know that there is a small public playground nearby, providing entertainment for the little ones while you enjoy your meal.

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The menu at offers a variety of options for breakfast and lunch.

For breakfast, you can choose the Venezuelan, English, or American breakfast, all priced at just 6.50 euros.

For lunch, the restaurant specializes in Venezuelan delicacies such as arapas, empanadas, and panellon. We had the pleasure of trying their delicious empanda mista (2.80 euros), an arepa gringa (5.40 euros), and a pabellon criollo (9.80 euros). Each dish was prepared with care and packed with authentic Venezuelan flavors.

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The ingredients were fresh, and the portions were generous, leaving us satisfied and content.

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Whether you're in the mood for a simple breakfast, a leisurely brunch, or a flavorful lunch, Canaima Bistro comes highly recommended. The friendly service, cozy ambiance, and delectable Venezuelan cuisine make it a delightful dining experience in the center of Loulé. Don't miss the opportunity to visit this hidden gem and indulge in their tasty offerings.

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Additionally, Canaima Bistro offers take-away options for those who prefer to enjoy their delicious Venezuelan dishes elsewhere. Whether you're in a hurry or simply want to savor their flavors in the comfort of your own home, you can conveniently order your meal to go.

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For added convenience, the restaurant is also available on Uber Eats, allowing you to have their scrumptious food delivered right to your doorstep. This makes it even easier to enjoy the flavors of Venezuela without leaving your home or office.

With their takeaway service and presence on Uber Eats, Canaima Bistro ensures that their delectable cuisine is accessible to a wider audience, providing a convenient dining option for locals and visitors alike.

Whether you choose to dine in, take away, or order through Uber Eats, Canaima Bistro promises a satisfying and flavorful experience that captures the essence of Venezuelan cuisine.

Opening hours: 9 AM–6 PM

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Rating: 8.0 Price: $ Vegan friendly: 3/5

Food 8.0 - Service 8.1 - Price/quality 8.5 Atmosphere 7.5


Meet Peter Cruiming, an Algarve-based food blogger. Residing in Almancil with wife Marlot Anna, a professional photographer, and their 7-year-old son, Elyas. Explore daily Algarve dining stories at, focused on Peter's passion for healthy and vegetarian food.  Photo by

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