Restaurant Review

Welcome to the restaurant review section for the information site for Lagos Portugal. Below it a list of the Lagos restaurants we have listed and reviewed.
We would love to hear your views on these restaurants or any others you have been to in Lagos. Either leave a general note here or go to the restaurants section in the list below and leave your specific comment. Get eating and get writing!

The Garden

The Garden is a fresh and different idea for Lagos. Beautifully set, as the name suggests, in a relaxing garden in the centre of town. Sit among the palm and lemon trees on comfortable furniture or even a hammock and enjoy food and drinks.

The menu is varied and fun, most of which you can see being cooked by chefs on the huge outdoor grill.

The bar area is cleverly separate from the dining area making it a great place for patrons to enjoy sports on the big TVs without affecting the enjoyment of diners.

This is a "must visit" place when spending time in Lagos.


Rockefellas - is an American style diner in Lagos. With their steadfast motto “big is better” this place is a must for food fans. Their menu features everything from Monster Burgers, Ribs, Wings, Subs and Mac’n’Cheese to refreshing, inventive Salads and daily Seafood Specials.
Located on Rua 25 de Abril opposite Shaker Bar. Climb the stairway to be greeted with authentic decor and a relaxing, spacious sun terrace.
Check their Facebook page for more details.

• Rua 25 de Abril
• Tel: 00351 282798634
• Huge Portions
• Indoor & Outdoor dining
• Large vegetarian selection

Restaurante Dos Artistas

Restaurante Dos Artistas - This well established Lagos restaurant offers some of the most food in town.
The decor is luxurious and stylish. This restaurant is on the higher end of the price scale and is best suited to special occasions.

  • RuaCândido dos Reis
  • Tel.: 00351 282 760 659
  • Website

O Marafado

O Marafado - you can enjoy a good tapas based meal, or simply enjoy a drink, while taking in the spectacular surrounding scenery, with the best of both worlds: straight ahead seaviews and view of the Lagos Marina, and to the left, views of the infamous Monchique Mountains and immense countryside.

“O Marafado” is located only a couple of minutes’ drive from Lagos town centre; a peaceful location where you can escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

  • Tel: (00351) 282 769766 or (00351) 91 2849714
  • Beautiful Location
  • Traditional Portuguese
  • Tapas

Casa Rosa

Casa Rosa - Get Stuffed! Down at the New Look Casa Rosa that is. Always popular with travellers & highly recommended by all the top guide books, they have a great menu at very affordable prices. With very high quality, freshly cooked, beautifully presented meals from €4.95 and the Meal and all you can drink power hours. You will never be hungry no matter how tight your budget. The bar is fully loaded, cocktails, shooters, shocks and beers with happy hour specials. There are a large selection of free table games and, oh yes, watch out for the staff's alternative humour.

Casa Rosa is currently closed - Watch this space for 2015 season updates.

  • Address: Rua do Ferrador 22
  • Website
  • Power Hour
  • Wine From €6
  • Internet Access
  • WiFi
  • Special Nights
  • Premium quality food at very good prices

Hansel & Gretel

Hansel & Gretel is a must if you enjoy something a little different. Signposted from Lagos, this Pancake and Lunch restaurant sits on the edge of the scenic Barragem da Bravura. The food is outstanding with attention to detail and exciting ingredients. The staff are a lot of fun and are serious about their fairytale connection. The restaurant is the perfect place for a trip out of town with many beautiful woodland walks all around.

  • Tel: (00351) 282 687 810 / (00351) 936 608 220 / (00351) 932 416 906
  • Beautiful Location

The Green Room

The Green Room is a great place to hang out and get some good food. The menu is Mexican styled and easy to use. They have Nachos, Burritos (the size of a rucksack!) and Quesadillas. You can then order these in a large variety of different ways with many tasty extras. Choose a table or relax on the sofas. This venue is stylishly decorated and features artworks and designs by the talented Robalot.

Pouso do Infante

Pouso do Infante - This restaurant is a real treat. The interior is tastefully designed with modern, comfortable furniture, nice cutlery and crockery. The walls are dressed with back lit navigators crests. The kitchen is behind frosted glass through which you can make out the flashes of flame giving a appetising drama to your forthcoming meal. The couvert is very good with a selection of tasty breads, home-made tuna paté and cod cakes. Starters begin from as little as €1.50 for soup. The wine selection is simple, good and well priced. With popular favourites at around €8 that we have seen sold in other places for well over €10. The timing between courses was perfect making for a relaxed experience. The choice of main dishes is vast with the many specials. Most dishes come with a choice if salad or veggies and several potato options which are served in stylish twinned side dishes.

All in all, a terrific experience throughout from the friendly hosts.

To top it all they have the best toilet door signs we has seen.

  • No TV
  • Open all year
  • Tel: 00351 96 820 9759
  • Address: Rua Afonso D'Almeida, 11


Pashmina - This fine Indian restaurant has had a branch in Praia da Luz for a while now and we have always enjoyed their food. So, good news, they now have a place in Lagos. They are situated just off the Avenida behind the Repsol station. The restaurant is nicely presented and the service is very good. The waiters see you are well looked after without being all over you. The food is delicious with close attention to flavour rather than just spicy. Great to have you in Lagos Pashmina.

  • No TV
  • Open all year
  • (00351) 282 762 249 or 960 453 376
  • Rua Largo Portas de Portugal, 14


NahNahBah (opposite Rising Cock Hostel).
Is a warm & cozy place where fresh & healthy produce meets bold & explosive culinary fusion. Recently voted "Top 50 Burger Joints in the World" the Nah Nah Bah exceeds its reputation while it develops robust & tongue numbing flavors. The Bah is not just about delicious food; it's also about unity, peace, laughter, and diversity Over the course of six short years Nah Nah´s has become a distinguished establishment.

Click here to see their fabulous, well priced menu.

  • Address: Travessa do Forno 11
  • Tel: 00351 966 207702 or 00351 912 962885 for reservations
  • Website
  • Open All Year
  • No TV
  • Special Nights

West Bar & Grill

West Bar and Grill in the Marina de Lagos - With spectacular views over the marina, this newly refurbished restaurant offers Dinner, Sunday Brunch and a delicious Tapas menu. Relax in the sun with a freshly made cocktail whilst enjoying the cool contemporary surroundings. With professional and friendly staff this restaurant boasts a superb and highly popular international menu. Favourites include Fresh Fish of the Day, mouth watering Fillets Steaks, Scallops and Fresh Prawns, Gourmet Burgers and the famous Guinness Pie! In addition to the usual menu there is also a large specials board that changes daily. With live music on Friday and Sundays West Bar & Grill has something to suit everyone!

  • Tapas
  • Open All Year
  • Website
  • Tel: (+351) 282 767 392


Oasis Cafe is located on the main area of the Marina de Lagos, a
fantastic place to relax any time of day. English owned and serving
genuine English products we are popular with tourists and locals alike.
Serving breakfast, lunch, evening meals, snacks or just a drink, we have
something for everyone. Plenty of vegetarian options also. Menu includes
English breakfast, salads, pastas as well as baguettes and toasties. In
the evening we also serve fish and chips and gammon steaks. Our 'Friday
Night Special` offers a choice from 3 dishes and a drink for just €7.95.
Friendly, relaxed atmosphere, fresh food.

  • Open all year round
  • Contact / Reservations: 00351 968364192


Mullens - One of the oldest established restaurant/bars in town.This place is cavernous, spend the whole night. Start with a meal and stay in your seat as it transforms into a bar with chilled tunes and later join the crowds dancing in the aisles. Watch out for the live music nights with performances by well known local musicians.

  • Address: Rua Candido dos Reis 86
  • Tel: 00351 963 501658
  • Open All Year


Duquesa - is set in the middle of town just off Candido dos Reis. Take time to peruse the menu as it is full of delicious combinations, just making a choice is a challenge. There is something for all tastes including tasty fish treats such as Salmon with spinach or wrapped in presunto (dry-cured Portuguese) ham and Sole roulade. There is also an excellent choice of meat dishes a range of Tai curries and vegetarian options. The couvert is a must try as an appetizer, which includes melon and presunto ham a selection of fruits and dips. The service is impeccable and Elle the owner will ensure you have have a memorable dining experience. A must try when visiting Lagos.

  • Address: Rua Marreiros Neto 37
  • Tel: 00351 282 764 716
  • No TV
  • Open All Year

Osaka Sushi

Osaka Sushi - is a great sushi restaurant in the centre of town. Just what Lagos needed a good Japanese eatery. They have a fantastic deal for €15.90 which consists of a virtually un-ending line of around 30 different dishes. This is a great introduction to the genre for beginners and a treat for the already versed. The experience has a lovely slow pace to it so make sure you have set aside plenty of time to enjoy your meal. In addition to the aforementioned special, Osaka has a huge range of other sushi platters and Japanese dishes. The drink menu is varied with a full wine list, local and Japanese beers and of course sake.

  • Address: Rua 1º de Maio
  • No TV
  • Open All Year

No Patio

No Patio - is a stylish and popular restaurant with a menu of interesting dishes , also look out for the daily specials. The chef is English so expect some traditional English dishes available, such as fish chips and peas and a Sunday roast. The starters are exquisite with mussel and shrimp tartlets and cheesecake with salmon and asparagus, to name but two. An appetizer will arrive while you are perusing the menu which consists of fresh rolls and pate plus a deliciously seasoned dip. The house wine is good quality and a reasonable price, in addition they have a extensive list. The service is professional, friendly and efficient adding to the pleasant dining experience. There is a cosy outside patio available for the warmer months if you enjoy alfresco dining. As this is a very popular restaurant it is a good idea to book a table to avoid disappointment.

  • Address: Rua Lançarote de Freitas 46
  • Telephone: 00351 912 582 636 or 00351 282 763 777
  • e-mail:
  • No TV
  • Open All Year
  • Website

A Casa do Pintor

A Casa do Pintor Gourmet & Bistro Restaurant has reopen his doors in August 2008 with new image and new Cuisine.

Casa do Pintor is now offering a delicious combination of French Bistro and Gourmet dishes, and International food, all served in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

The specialties include Coquilles St. Jacques (Scallops), Foie Gras … and much more at reasonable prices.

You can choose "À La Carte" or run to our Special weekly "Menu do Pintor" which Include, 2 Starters, 2 Dishes, Dessert and Coffee for 27.50 €.

It is a small Restaurant, we recomend you book for a very different and original diner.

Ideal for small groups. You decide how much you want to spend and they propose an unforgettable Menu to include what you love most.

Casa do Pintor have many themed events throughout the year. See our News section for updates.

Closed on Sunday.

Will open for Lunch in February 2010 Monday to Friday.

  • Address: Largo Santa Maria da Graça, 15 8600-518 Lagos (just off the Avenida behind the Bombeiros (fire station))
  • Tel: Sandra 00351 91 733 43 98 or Alex 00351 91 831 16 69
  • Email :
  • Open All Year

Lemon Grass

Lemon Grass - What a great addition to Lagos this Thai restaurant is. The menu includes a wide range of traditional Thai food prepared while you wait and spiced to your taste. You can enjoy a full exotic meal, authentic snacks or a take away service. The ambience is calm and relaxing as you sit among the beautiful hand picked decor selected on the owners many trips to Thailand. A good choice of wines and beers coupled with excellent service from this enthusiastic team, makes Lemon Grass a "must visit" while in Lagos.

Sadly closed until further notice.
  • Address: Travessa do Mar
  • Tel: 00351 282 767 802
  • No TV
  • Open All Year

A Forja (Blue Door)

A Forja - Affectionately referred to as the Blue Door. This is an extremely popular restaurant with locals and tourists alike. When it come to value for money this place is hard to beat. There is an excellent fresh fish menu along with traditional dishes and look out for those large portions and homemade fries! It is a very clean and bright restaurant popular with large parties, families and couples alike. The staff are friendly and polite, do ask them about the specials of the day. Be prepared to go early or have to queue for a table in high season, it is well worth the wait.

  • Address: Rua Ferreiros
  • Tel: 00351 282 768 588
  • Open All Year

Fools & Horses

Fools and Horses - Eddie and his family will welcome you to their English styled pub and restaurant. Establish in Lagos for well over 25 years this little home-from-home is a firm favorite with Brits, resident and visiting. You will find all your most loved English food and quite a few continental treats too. With it's large selection of local and imported beers and it's big screen sports TV, it's no wonder this is one of the most popular spots in Lagos to watch a football match.

  • Address: Rua Antonio Barbosa
  • Tel: 00351 282 762 970
  • Open All Year

O João

O João - Is a quaint and traditional restaurant, with an intimate feel to it right in the centre of Lagos. The owner has run this restaurant for 26 years and has lived in Lagos for 40 years, so has many stories to tell! The seafood paella is exceptional, full of juicy mussels. The pork and clams is another recipe from his interesting menu. A must try when visiting Lagos.

  • Address: Rua Silva Lopes 15
  • Tel: 00351 282 761 067
  • No TV
  • Open All Year

Jake's Bistro

Jake's Bistro - Has now move to Praia da Luz.


Italia - They have really gone to town with the interior of this restaurant, very stylish indeed. Impeccably dressed waiters also add to the feel of a special night out. Do take time to study the starter menu whether it is just for the covert with a twist or a platter from there buffet bar with an assortment of salads and cold fish, delicious. They have an extensive pasta, pizza and risotto menu, which you will need plenty of time to study. There is an outside seated area looking onto Rua Garrett right between the two main squares. Arrive early but still be prepared to wait for a table at this popular eatery. Also, look out for the life-sized Santa Claus that talks and sings outside the doors at Christmas.

  • Address: Rua Garrett 26-28
  • Tel: 00351 282 760 030
  • No TV
  • Open All Year

Os Arcos

Os Arcos - This restaurant is spacious modern and fresh. The staff are immaculately turned out, very courteous and helpful. They specialise in fresh lobster and crab which is sold by weight, the same with the fresh fish. A waiter will show you the fish available at your table which is a nice touch. The rest of the menu is traditional and interesting. There is a large street patio area for those warm summer evenings enabling you to take in the ambience of this busy street. This ambiance of the interior is that of fine dining although spoilt a little by the two huge TV's that seem very out of place.

  • Address: Rua 25 de Abril 30
  • Tel: 00351 282 763 210
  • Open All Year

O Cantinho do Mar

A small and cosy restaurant just off Rua 25 de Abril. Look out for the eclectic ornaments and wall hangings. It has a traditional and varied menu ranging from fish platters and stews to there monkfish and shrimp kebab, not forgetting their steak dishes and mixed meat grill. Also look out for the special of the day which usually includes an offer on fresh crab and lobster as a real treat. The staff are approachable and friendly to add to the quaint atmosphere of this restaurant.

  • Address: Rua Soeiro da Costa 6
  • Tel: 00351 282 767 722
  • No TV
  • Open All Year


Restaurante Fernando - Quaint and cosy are the first things that come to mind when entering this restaurant. It has the country Algarvian look and a very intimate atmosphere. Although it likes to be known as a steakhouse the menu is extensive and interesting. This has to be the best place in town to try the roast octopus. Do check out the special menu where you will find dishes such as pork in plum sauce with crackling. To accompany your meal you will be served a platter of potatoes and vegetables topped with cream and cheese, delicious. The house wine is Grão Vasco Dão which is inexpensive and highly recommended. All in all a very pleasant dining experience.

  • Address: Rua Portas de Portugal 95
  • Tel: 00351 282 760 210
  • No TV
  • Open All Year

Don Toro

Don Toro can be found in front of the Lagos Cultural Centre. This Angus steak house also serves gourmet burgers with a range of toppings, with a veggie burger option. Also available is a selection of fresh salads. The steaks are sold by the weight and are available in four different cuts. There is street seating which is ideal for those hot summer evenings. For more information visit their website.

  • Address: Rua Lançarote de Freitas 12
  • Tel: 00351 282 767 234
  • Website
  • No TV
  • Open All Year


Reis - This restaurant is popular all year round with tourists and locals alike. Its serves authentic Portuguese cuisine with unusual fruits and sauces in both there fish and meat menu, and to go with the food there are good priced wines, the house is excellent. It is spacious and relaxed with excellent service. The interior walls are dressed with mosaic giving the inside a colourful individual feel. There is a outside seating area that is very popular, situated on a pretty side street, that will have people meandering about during the warm summer evenings.

  • Address: Rua Antonio Barbosa Viana 21
  • Tel: 00351 282 762 900
  • No TV
  • Open All Year

O Pinoquio

O Pinoquio - This is a neat and tidy restaurant with an exceptional fresh fish menu, specialising in all your favorite Algarvian traditional cuisine. Fresh fish is a must here with great deals like their mackerel meal for less than €6. The service is good with attentive waiters adding to a generally good atmosphere. On top of this the prices are pleasingly low.

  • Address: Rua Gil Eanes 5
  • Tel: 00351 282 761 230
  • Open All Year

A Adega Velha

A Adega Velha - A pleasant restaurant sporting a tradional menu with a modern twist. As well as ample indoor seating, this restaurant has a beautiful street terrace furnished with flowers, plants and lanterns. Making this narrow little typical European street a place to spend a few hours relaxing.

  • Address: Travessa dos Tanoeiros 7
  • Tel: 00351 282 761 752
  • Open All Year

Bar Linda

Bar Linda - Sits right on Meia Praia beach offering a huge range of exquisite meals and snacks. Also a great place to sit in the shade and enjoy a cold beer. Let's face it who doesn't like to look across a golden beach at the ocean while dining.

  • Address: Meia Praia Beach
  • Tel: 00351 282 792 146
  • No TV
  • Open All Year

Meu Limâo

Meu Limâo - For a great dining experience try this cool Tapas and Wine Bar,pop in for a glass of wine or a coffee and while away the afternoon sampling their specialist dishes or settle down for the evening and enjoy a full blown Tapas with friends.It has a delightful atmosphere, relaxed and stylish,situated near the Golden Church in a lovely part of old Lagos.This place is what a visit to Lagos is all about.

  • Address: Rua Silva Lopes 40-42
  • Tel: 00351 282 767 946
  • Website
  • No TV
  • Open All Year

Estrela do Mar

Estrela do Mar - Located on the roof of the newly renovated Municipal Market on the main Avenida just round the corner from the main square.This restaurant offers a traditional menu specialising in fresh fish and meat dishes. The food here is of as high standard and the service is good. The main reason in my opinion to come and eat here is the location, the view is spectacular offering a weeping panoramic view of the Avenida, Marina and Meia Praia Beach. if you get a table with a view it is well worth the visit so please pop in and make a reservation and make sure you choose the table.

  • Address: Avenida dos Descobrimentos
  • Tel: 00351 282 769 250
  • No TV
  • Open All Year

O Galeão

O Galeão - This is a beautiful, old style, fancy Portuguese restaurant. The service is faultlessly delivered by staff in impeccable dress. The food is outstanding and plentiful in range. With the added entertainment of an open kitchen where you can watch the chefs create your meal, this place is a must. You will eat fine Portuguese food and be happy with the price. Don't miss the Shellfish Soup, it is wonderful.

  • Address: Rua da Laranjeira 1
  • Tel: 00351 282 763 909
  • No TV
  • Open All Year

Taberna de Lagos


Taberna de Lagos is without doubt one of the most beautiful buildings in Lagos. The traditional stone interior is complimented by the artworks and fixtures. The menu is creative and varied and the food is cooked and presented with care. There is a huge selection of wines to choose from which can be advised upon by the very helpful and friendly international staff. This venue is a treat and very easy to find on Rua 25 de Abril.


Arribalé - This little place is just fantastic. Run by by Ken and Mario. They will make you comfortable and serve you top quality food. In the warmer months there is an outside grill. The inside is cosy with many pictures of old Lagos. They always keep an excellent selection of wine and can recommend a good bottle for you.

  • Address: Rua da Barroca
  • Tel: 00351 918556618
  • Website
  • No TV
  • Open All Year


Navegador - This three story restaurant is situated on what was the old sea wall in Lagos. As a result they have a spectacular view of the Avenida and the ocean. Although large this restaurant is still intimate and is dressed with tasteful decoré. The food is very good with some unique dishes. Our advise would be to ask if you like a little time between courses as, although excellent the service can be a little rushed.

  • Address: Rua da Barroca
  • Tel: 00351 282 767 162
  • No TV
  • Open All Year