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Rua Afonso D'Almeida 17 21, Lagos 8600-674, Portugal
+351 282 761 289
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Bere Ferrers, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A really good choice of dishes and great service. The owner and staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Enjoyed the complimentary dessert wine so much I asked the proprieter to get me a bottle for our next visit, which he did. His 5 litre container would have been too difficult to pack! A very feel good restaurant not to be... More 

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Carlos R, Gerente at Cantinho Algarvio, responded to this review

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Wigan, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been visiting this restaurant for twenty years and it is still the first one we visit . Carlos always has a warm welcome and we have never been disappointed with any meal. I love the Lamb with garlic the sea bass is excellent and well presented and the Duck special is a favourite with our grandsons. Thanks Carlos... More 

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Carlos R, Gerente at Cantinho Algarvio, responded to this review

thanks you for the comment Is always welcome More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat here a number of times on every holiday in Lagos and did this October. We are always made very welcome by the owner Carlos and his staff. Itis very nice to sit at a table outside and watch the world go by as you enjoy the excellent well prepared food with a glass or two of wine. Over... More 

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thanks you for the comment Is always welcome More 

Rotherham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We eat here every year when we visit Lagos and the food, service and welcome are exceptional. A must try is the fish bake which is ordered couple of days in advance and is truly delicious. Highly recommended.

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cork
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited here on two occasions during our recent visit to Lagos. We had a small baby with us also. On both occasions the restaurant was packed and there were queues waiting to get in so it would be useful to have a reservation. There is a great atmosphere here. Seating is close together so don't go... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Not just another tourist restaurant. Yes it's on the main drag but if you're after great food and good service then this place is ideal. Starters are big so you may want to share. Wild boar is rich and gamey, highly recommended. Baby shrimp also very good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed having dinner here. The service was super perfect, they (including the owner) are very friendly, always asked if we are ok. The food was excellent as well, so this made us come again next evening. The prices are also OK, so I would recommend passing by.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Very welcoming and went out of their way to accommodate us and the pushchair. Food was excellent and we have booked to go back.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Make reservations or go early. Highlights: steak Portuguese, little squids in garlic (we ordered two helpings), sardine pate, tortellini, seafood rice, vinho verde (this is a must with every seafood meal in Portugal...seriously) and moscatello to finish. My family of 5 adults ate like kings for 135€. I am from San Francisco and eat lots of seafood...this place is special!!!!

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

My family and friends have loved spending time at this gorgeous restaurant for over thirty years and last night was no exception. Carlos and his father who ran it before him, makes every guest feel welcome and the food that is served is so fresh, simple and delicious. It really hasn't changed much in all those years as the formula... More 

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thank you for the comment do you know are always welcome More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 37
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Afonso D'Almeida 17 21, Lagos 8600-674, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Lagos
  • Phone Number: +351 282 761 289

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?