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Rua 25 de Abril, Lagos 8600-763, Portugal
+351 282 763 702
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08:00 - 20:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Having no clue where to have dinner, we decided O Charco must be quite nice as there was a decent number of people sat down at the the restaurant. HOW WRONG WE WERE. It took us about 10 minutes just to get the menu and probably another 15 minutes for the waiter to take our orders. I did feel sorry... More 

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Thank April C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Ate here on our first night. Wished we hadn't bothered The food was lazily cooked, the worst chicken piri Piri that I have ever had. My son's spaghetti bolognaise was dry and a car crash. Great location but just keep on walking and try somewhere else

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Thank Mrslater
Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Tried this one out without reading the reviews here and can't disagree with any of them. Lots of people sat around, not much serving going on. Waited ages for service, then food to arrive, which wasn't anything to get excited about.

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Thank Mjfox1964
Galway
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28 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

it was 18:15 when me and my young family sat outside this restaurant for our dinner. The waitress came out straight away and said that her boss didn't want anyone sitting down before 18:30. I thought this was a bit odd but we left and came back 20mins later. i'd eaten here 3 years ago and liked it so we... More 

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Cabanas, Portugal
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16 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The title says it all really. How could a restaurant serve such a poor spaghetti Bolognese? The look of it alone should have made the waitress think twice before placing it in front of me. Perhaps that's normal fare. Very disappointed.

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Thank JELAF2
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Firstly the head waiter is rude and you just feel he doesn't want you there! Food bland cheap ingredients, we have eaten here before and it was ok but will never return. There are many other places to eat which are far better.

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Thank Astleybabe
Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The service was exceptionally slow and the food was mediocre at best. It may have been a lot cheaper than other places I ate, but it showed!!

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Thank allybeare
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Summary: - waited 25+ minutes for the food - no seasoning, no sauce, just cooked veggies and squids - squids partly burnt, partly uncooked

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

There are lots of nice places to eat in the centre of Lagos but I wouldn't recommend this one! It's a great location right in the square and many of the buskers play nearby. In fact, we had two at the same time, which wasn't so great. The food was edible but nothing to write home about. Ribs were cooked... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This has to be the worst food that I have attempted to eat in the last year, and that includes airplane food. I ordered the Arroz & Fish, assuming it would be something like a Paella. The menu was in Portugese and English. In English it said Rice & Fish, it said the same thing in Portugese, I know because... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua 25 de Abril, Lagos 8600-763, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Lagos
  • Phone Number: +351 282 763 702

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?