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Bar da Lota

Porto Pesca | 8600, Lagos, Portugal
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Ranked #96 of 281 Restaurants in Lagos
Cuisines: Seafood
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English first
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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336 reviews 336 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This place packs them in...I wouldn't say anyone there was very friendly...but the food is good and fresh and you get a good portion...it's in a dusty parking lot in the Marina...but you really should go there if you have plenty of time...just for the food and experience...just expect anyone to smile or be of any real service there...

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Lagos, Portugal
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

We have been coming here sporadically for years, and there definitely has been a change, as well as the prices, in the last year or so, with staff having changed. I can't say it is the best grilled fish in town for me, but it is basic and fun to be there. At this time of year there is often... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We went here for lunch on the recommendation of a local. Basic restaurant and had to wait for a table as it was very busy. Difficult to catch the attention of the staff. However, fish was delicious - cooked beautifully but large portions! Thought the accompanying potatoes were good too. Reasonably priced so would recommend for an unpretentious lunch or... More

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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Living in Lagos, one is spoilt with so many places to eat - eat fresh, well, have good wine and not spending a fortune. I have always loved Bar da Lota, whether for a morning strong coffee, sharing the wooden tables with the fishermen that had spent all night out on the ocean, and came there for a glass of... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The place has had a facelift since last year, probably under new ownership as the staff have changed. Still great fish, reasonably priced in simple surroundings. Visit number six guaranteed, next year

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Very tasty fresh fish, a bit too salty though. Very informal setting at long tables. Reservations needed as this place gets extremely crowded.

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Brough, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Tucked away, looking for all intents like a cheap café with wooden trestle tables and very basic seating arrangements, parallel to the railway station in Lagos........don't be fooled! For unpretentious, tasty Portuguese fayre look no further. Beautifully cooked meat dishes and superb FRESH fish and seafood you couldn't do better anywhere else. The spider crab is just delicious and served... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Had lunch here because it was close to the train station. Had the best salmon ever! We ended coming back for dinner three nights in a row. Much better than any other restaurant in town and reasonably priced well. Best seafood we had in Portugal! Great staff, very friendly!

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83 reviews 83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Simple fresh food cooked well. Menu is written on the blackboard and fish is served with potatoes and the best salad we had on our holiday. Good house wine by the jug. We had Dorada and Sea Bass - both delicious. People having the mixed fish were being constantly offered extra grilled fish. This is definitely our favourite fish restaurant... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Had an excellent lunch here. The mixed seafood was very tasty and excellent value. All fish is done on the bbq. Contrary to what some people said - we found the restaurant very easily. It is opposite the Lagos station.

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