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GIgi's

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Beachside, Quinta do Lago, Portugal
+351964045178
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  • 95
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  • 47
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 14
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  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Exceptional seafood but subpar service and overpriced

I will give Gigi's four stars because the food really is exceptional. We could not think of a time where we tasted better prawns or sea bass, and we are travel foodies. However, I will echo the comments of others that service is extremely slow and disorganized (they simply didn't prepare 2 of the 3... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

As seafood lover, and after eating in restaurants all over the world, must admit, never ate seafood as fresh and well cooked as here!!! Great environment, with familiar atmosphere, good music and magical scenario!!! Thank you all Gigi's crew for the excellent experience!!! Will be back!!!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I will give Gigi's four stars because the food really is exceptional. We could not think of a time where we tasted better prawns or sea bass, and we are travel foodies. However, I will echo the comments of others that service is extremely slow and disorganized (they simply didn't prepare 2 of the 3 dishes we order). I will... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Location and food is excellent... a bit expensive though. The owner (Mr.Gigi) treated us very unprofessional and uneducated. When we asked him what was something from the menu list, he answered us if we were from Mars ¿? WHAT? Then I realized that the real reason for such answer was because I was Spanish. Indeed, he pointed an advertisement in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We made a reservation and had to wait one extra hour for our table. So we went to the beach until they called us. The food was excellent but the service was not so great. The waiters were really stressed However, we would definitely go back because the fish was incredible.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I have been going to Gigi's since I was born 20 years ago and have never had a bad meal there. The staff have mostly stayed the same and are always as helpful and friendly as ever. The seafood is of the highest quality and fresh every day. You definitely don't want to miss this! Do remember to book though... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This place closes at 5PM. We called and managed to get a reservation at 4:47 PM and were friendly greeted at arrival. The restaurant is famous most probably due to its location between mainland and a dune before the beach. The access to the restaurant and the beach is made on well maintained wooden passage over 500 m. We ate... More 

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Wetnd, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Gigi's has been here for years and years - fantabulous prawns!!!!! Gorgeous seafood. Plenty of shade. Choose your fish at the counter. We opted for the giant tiger prawns served in garlic with new potatoes and salad. Great dressing on a superb salad.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Coming here for years, great ambiance great service and great food. A place not to miss when you around in quinta do lago. Just go and enjoy.

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Quinta do Lago, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The prawns were excellent as a starter followed by sea bass, I could not fault the quality of the food but I just felt it was a bit pricey considering the tightly packed seating plan and lack of sea view. It was not a place we could linger for longer than necessary therefore we headed off to the beach as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Perhaps Gigi's is overpriced to those who have been coming for many years but to us newcomers to Quinta do Lago, it was superb in its freshness and simplicity. We picked out our sea bass and it was weighed in front of us. 800 grams at 79 Euros/kilo. We also ordered a bottle of local rose, a bottle of sparkling... More 

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Address: Beachside, Quinta do Lago, Portugal
Phone Number: +351964045178
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Quinta do Lago
Cuisine: European, Portuguese

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  • Address: Beachside, Quinta do Lago, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Quinta do Lago
  • Phone Number: +351964045178

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese

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