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O Cangalho

Parque Zoologico de Lagos | Quinta das Figueiras; Sitio do Medronhal, Barao de Sao Joao, Lagos 8600-013, Portugal
+351 282 687 218
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“lagos zoo” (4 reviews)
“the owner” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Portuguese, European
$$ - $$$
Parque Zoologico de Lagos | Quinta das Figueiras; Sitio do Medronhal, Barao de Sao Joao, Lagos 8600-013, Portugal
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Try to book your table for dinner on Tuesday when the restaurant organizes Fado Night with live music. The food and the atmospher are great, but don't try to go without reservation on Tuesday evening, no table will be avaible.

Thank Bogdan_Bunghez
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We always like to visit this restaurant twice a year if possible and whilst the menu changes very little , the quality of the food , generous portions , attentive service , remain spot on . Sometimes its well supported with clients other times just...More

Thank atw1946
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I took a party of some 50 Ladies for our monthly meeting followed by a fashion show.The room had plenty of space, opening out on to a beautiful garden. Unfortunately it was a bank holiday and they were two members of staff down so although...More

Thank Patsy67365
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We visited O Cangalho after spending a rather wet morning at Lagos Zoo. We hadn't planned to visit it but there is good advertising at the zoo for it and as it was a wet soggy day, we thought we would give it a try....More

Thank Caroline R
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This restaurant catered for over 50 ladies for a lunch. We had to choose our menu a week before the lunch, had choices between three starters, three mains and three desserts. The lunch was for ONE o'clock. Well the mains was served at three. They...More

2  Thank diplomatBonn
paulofigueiras, Proprietário at O Cangalho, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Dear ???? ( diplomatBonn ) Is very sad your comment!! Maybe you are a super perfect person but i feel happy that between 50 people having lunch you were the only unhappy one. In case that you don`t know, you should be carefful before you...More

Reviewed 27 July 2016

Probably the most authentic Portuguese restaurant left in the Algarve. The food is amazing, the service excellent. If you book to go on a Fado night you will experience something that not may people ever get the opportunity to enjoy..

Thank bobbitybobbob
paulofigueiras, Proprietário at O Cangalho, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2016

Thank you for your opinion. Secrets are for special people!!!

Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

O Cangalho is located next to the Lagos zoo but has no obvious connection to it. But what it does have is fabulous authentic Algarvian food, an old fashioned family feel, a warm welcome and, on Tuesdays, fantastic traditional fado. I went with my family...More

2  Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a Fado show during our visit to Algarve. We were not disappointed! Made a 9:00 PM reservation, and the show started around 9:30 PM. A professional singer and two professional guitarists performed, as well as the owner himself. The atmosphere was...More

1  Thank LisaR_GA
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We popped in for lunch whist visiting the zoo and I am so glad we did. Attracted by the lunch menu we went in, the restaurant is really big and had a roaring fire burning away in the hearth. Service was great, the chicken casserole...More

Thank 186460Julie
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Totally surprised by this great little restaurant attached to the Lagos Zoo. Food was great and reasonably priced. Ambiance was charming and the restaurant was much cleaner than many we have visited on our vacation. Zoo was very nice as well, so all in all...More

Thank Aaron B
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13 January 2017|
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Response from paulofigueiras | Property representative |
Hello....we are closed at the moment for holidays and reopen at the 1st february. Thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Parque Zoologico de Lagos | Quinta das Figueiras; Sitio do Medronhal, Barao de Sao Joao, Lagos 8600-013, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Lagos  >  Barao de Sao Joao
  • Phone Number: +351 282 687 218
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