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Os Arcos

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Rua 25 de Abril, 30, Lagos 8600, Portugal
282 76 32 10
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not bad at all

This place is right on Lagos city center. We ordered dinner, and arrived very quickly. I ordered roast leg of pork and my boyfriend lamb. The food was good, but I am sure they could do better. Friendly waiter.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Ana Bela S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This place is right on Lagos city center. We ordered dinner, and arrived very quickly. I ordered roast leg of pork and my boyfriend lamb. The food was good, but I am sure they could do better. Friendly waiter.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We visited this by chance, not knowing any reviews of the place. It sits on the main tourist harvesting drag through the old town and has a lobster tank on the outside. We are a family of four, with 2 kids. One of us had a tuna steak, which we think must have been frozen, quite a big size but... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We enjoyed our lunch at Os Arcos. Delicious octopus salad and another dish of fish and rice. Very tasty. The waiter was very efficient, friendly and very helpful with our learning of the Portuguese language. The fish was very fresh. Easy place to stop for a quick meal as you are strolling about town.

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Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Six of us ate here and everything was excellent. The menu items cooked with rice, e.g. salt cod or octopus were very tasty. The service was excellent, thanks to Caetano and Marcio. We spoke with the chef and thanked him for making us happy for a few hours until we ate again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The restaurant looks lovely as you walk down the "strip", so my wife and I had a look at the menu and sat down. The waiter came over and took a drinks order and gave us some bread and butter and some cheese and olives, however, this bread is not complimentary, but you don't find that out until you get... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Very disappointed with the food. This is the first terrible meal we have ever had in Lagos and we come here often. I ordered the lamb stew which was literally a metal pot full of lamb offal and bones and orange liquid which should of been gravy however was just fat. Apparently this is the norm however I don't believe... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The restaurant is located fairly centrally in downtown Lagos in a pedestrian zone. It offers international as well as Portuguese dishes. The seafood, in particular the grilled sardines were excellent. The pasta was too heavy on cheese. Service was friendly and efficient. The prices are a little bit above average which is probably mainly due to the central location. The... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Went for lunch had cream of shrimp soup which was exceptional. Followed by skewer of squid. This again was very well prepared and cooked. Vegetables were al dente but not hard and tasted fine. My partner had chicken kebab which was succulent and not dry. Washed down with a fine Periquita white wine. Perfectand Iit didnot break the bank. Service... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Was good service, and I had the tiger prawns which were great. Nothing spectacular, but all the food was good. Good beer too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Ate here several time sitting both inside and outside and had excellent food and service at all visits. The fish was good but really enjoyed the steak served on the hot stone. The staff were very attentive and efficient. As with most restaurants on this street the outdoor seating tends to fill quickly in high season but inside is air... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua 25 de Abril, 30, Lagos 8600, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Lagos
  • Phone Number: 282 76 32 10

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Portuguese

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