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GIgi's

Beachside, Quinta do Lago, Portugal
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: http://www.quintaproperty.com/guide/gigis-beach-restaurant-in-quinta-do-lago-343.html
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The arrogance of this place defies belief. A classic beach-front monopoly where no competition breeds arrogance. You must book in advance. All tables have daft small umbrellas above them (dozens of umbrellas!) The waiting staff are rude. They don't care. The food is OK, all seafood, nothing else (not at all good for kids). It's not cheap either. You're much... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Love my food and am more than happy to pay for an exceptional meal. Gigi's is tasty, sourced well and probably the best of the beach side restaurants on offer in the Algarve. Service is brisk but not unfriendly and it can get very warm under the umbrellas. I was visibly shocked at the cost of a fairly humble lunch!... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Every year try once, food always great, mainly the famous carabineiros...but owner deserves his reputation of arrogant and careless ( just to be nice to him)

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Boca Raton, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Gigi's is one of those places someone has to tell you about otherwise it's well off the beaten path so to speak. The restaurant is right on the beach althought there are no water views yet plenty of sea breezes. The staff is friendly and very helpful (seems everyone in Portugal speaks perfect english) the atmosphere is very informal sitting... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

i had lunch at this lovely seafood restuarant last week with my family. as all the other reviews state : good food but relatively expensive - that is correct, however, i think it all matches nicely. the food is great, fresh and extremely tasty. the location is superb (right on the beach) and the service and atmosphere is very very... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Gigi's is located in a great place right next to the beach, although you cannot actually see the beach from the restaurant you are 20 seconds walk from it. All of the food is amazing however don't go expecting any chips with your meal! For anyone that doesn't like fish there is also the option of steak on most days... More

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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Really nice place, near the beach. Every day a lot of people. Dishes are incredible delicious. Only fish and sea food at the best quality.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Anyone who visits GiGi's and is disappointed has not done their research. It is the best fish restaurant / beach bar in the region. Basic yes, crazy at times yes, smart no. Great food, laid back atmosphere, fantastic fish and an owner that is let's say interesting. Long Sunday lunches are perfect at GiGi's

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Reading all these reviews it seems the world is divided: Those who adore the laid back atmosphere and fabulously fresh, beautifully cooked fish........ and those who choke on the bill and want something more akin to 'fine dining for their money . Let's just say, fine dining it's not, but the best fish I've ever eaten? Possibly..... no, probably. It... More

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Dublin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from lunch in this beach-side restaurant. We are used to eating in expensive restaurants and have no problem with paying a lot of money for good food in a pleasant environment. However we left this restaurant feeling utterly robbed. We were charged €180 for half a sea bass between three adults and two children. We each had two... More

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