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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: Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 42
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Terrible!

Absolute rip off. Our most expensive and disappointing meal. Terrible cataplana. Was supposed to be mixed seafood and all I got was fatty cheap cod. A tomato salad consisting of 5 slices of plain tomato and a few bits of onion was 4 euro and a terrible half bottle of wine for 10 euro - never again!

2 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2015
gymstar_03
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Cork, Ireland
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Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Fine restaurant ,attentive staff best food. Eat here, you won't regret it. Very friendly. Knowledgable waiters.

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Thank tom p
Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

We had last visited in 08 and were eager to try again whilst here. Food was great and we visited a few times in our two week stay. The service was good and the waiters were happy and chatty but professional. Would recommend all day long.

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Thank mario187069
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We visited Os Arcos twice on our weeks' holiday and this restaurant was initially recommended to us by my parents. The food was delicious, I had the fish cataplana (fish stew) twice and my partner had two different lamb dishes. We would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank SecondhandSof
Sheffield
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

first tried this restaurant a few years ago when we were served raw chicken. Decided to give it another chance, but will not be eating there again. It was like very bad pub grub, with dry pork and horrible frozen chips.

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Thank Ann B
Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant looks nice at first glance. However food and service didn't meet our expectations at all! The meat kebap was very dry and partly burned and the french fries were soaked with lots of oil (plate was full of oil) - tried the same meal in another Restaurant in Lagos, which was really tasty! Fish was also dry and vegetables... More 

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1 Thank Katrin S
Cork, Ireland
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Absolute rip off. Our most expensive and disappointing meal. Terrible cataplana. Was supposed to be mixed seafood and all I got was fatty cheap cod. A tomato salad consisting of 5 slices of plain tomato and a few bits of onion was 4 euro and a terrible half bottle of wine for 10 euro - never again!

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Thank gymstar_03
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Terrible meal pork chop looked like scrag end all fat and gristle also partly undercooked. Partners Kebab meat was overcooked and tastless. Give it a miss

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Thank Lunchers3
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Not going to write an essay. Just read all of the terrible reviews - our visit was typical of all of them. No point in complaining, they don't care - he just did some cursing in Portuguese.

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3 Thank Richard T
Zurich, Switzerland
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

we went here as everything on the street was absolutely full and we were starving and there happened to be a table free and it looked okay and not too touristy. we had parma ham with melon which was totally overpriced for its size, 7.90€ for two small pieces of cantelope(!) a crab soup which was okay but had bits... More 

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Thank kristina091
Windsor, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Needed somewhere to eat at 11pm, they were happy to serve us without any fuss. We ate and stand very well and not a single complaint. It's simple and you get exactly what you ask for , no surprises just plain simple and very tasty!! If you fancy a special glass of vino .....esperao, white wine- delicious and perfect with... 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: European, Portuguese

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