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Sao Goncalo Restaurant

79 Rua 25 de Abril, Lagos 8600-763, Portugal
282792426
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Ranked #136 of 294 Restaurants in Lagos
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • French first
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had clams and fish that were nice and fresh. Enjoyed both dinners we had there. Good wine selection. Nice staff too. Would go back for sure.

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Spanish
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We end up in this street full of restaurants and got attracted by the adds "grilled sardines witf baked potatos 4.95 eur" "fresh grilled mix fish 5.95". After we got our terrace table we found out that mixed grilled was not available. We order the sardines, the house special salad and garlic srimps. Service was too slow and not friendly... More 

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Cheshire
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Food was very good but the Friday night fado music sessions are what sets this apart. You do need to book a few days in advance in high season to sample the traditional live music but it is worth it as part of the holiday experience.

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Lagos, Portugal
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The most disappointing meal we've had in three years of coming to Lagos. Service extremely slow and rude. Food was average. We've had a lot better seafood for less elsewhere in Lagos. The biggest concern is that the owner did not seem to care about his clients waiting over an hour between courses or that different meals arrived at different... More 

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Lagos, Portugal
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A nice authentic restaurant on the surface but disorganised and run by people who do not seem to care. Waited over 1 hour for main course after starter and had very little interest from the owner. When the long wait was pointed out not so much as an apology. When the food did eventually get served the different dishes arrived... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Easy to walk by this lovely Portuguese restaurant - next to O Henrique - very authentic decor and cuisine. Steak and fish are superb with a 'cheeky wee' house white on the menu with all dishes keenly priced. Pleasant and friendly staff. Live Fado music on a Friday. Well worth a visit.

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Leicester
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Food was beautiful would be a top eating place if service was better. Our mains came out before out starter, service was slow not enough staff. But was i did have was lovely the steak on the hot stones is amazing

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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The order took 40min to arrive and the tuna was overcooked, tasted like from the can. My friend's cod was served in a puddle of oil. We were disappointed. Lagos has great restaurant food but this place falls short. The desert was fine. Friendly service but they were streched and rushing.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Food was delicious and quite cheap, but the service was terrible. The waiter, who seemed to be the owner, was rude and impacient. I would recommend the food if the service was provided by someone else

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Have eaten here a few times over the last few years and have always had excellent service and good quality, reasonable priced food. We went to a Fado night - traditional singing, it was lovely. The ambiance was brilliant, waiter friendly and food great, free almonds and glass of port. What more could you want!

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Address: 79 Rua 25 de Abril, Lagos 8600-763, Portugal
Phone Number: 282792426
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Lagos

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