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Casinha do Petisco

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Rua da Oliveira 51, Lagos, Portugal
282 08 4285
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome food, great service

If you like your food, definitely a place to check out. Huge plates of spaghetti served with a smile. I had the prawns, which are a house speciality.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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London
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

If you like your food, definitely a place to check out. Huge plates of spaghetti served with a smile. I had the prawns, which are a house speciality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This place is tucked away in an alley a bit outside of Lagos center. If you like fish, it's a hidden gem and if you're on a budget you'll love the day specials priced at 8 to 10 Euros that are simple, delicious home cooked meals.

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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is always on our "must eat there again" list when we return to Lagos. We visited in mid April and decided to book - we were pleased we did as it was busy, as ever! We learned our lesson at our first ever visit here and do not attempt couvert or starters. We shared a prawn and clam... More 

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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We found it by accident, it always has people waiting outside as its small and compact, but the menu is extensive, the main courses are huge, which we feel is probably best shared, the food is 5 star and cheap, so definitely book.

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Lagos, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

After three visits the atmosphere seems to stay high level time after time.We really recommend people make a rservation, otherwise you must be ready to waite for your turn. Food is excellent and portions really are huge, so i guess noboby can say "i'm hungry" after eating there. Eventhough the place is running high, we would hope more vegetal options;... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

You'll have to wait in line, unless you make a reservation, but it's worth it! Get the house special prawns, you won't regret it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

You may have to wait an hour if you diden't prebook a tabel before seven. But it's worth it! Had the mixed prawns and clams for main dish and the waitingtime was forgotten! Enjoy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Recommended by a local and forewarned about the huge portions (order one main between two or suffer the consequences) and the need to book ahead, we went as a group of six one evening. The place is small, around 8 tables and the kitchen open at the back of the restaurant, which I always think is a good sign. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Best restaurant so far in my trip around Portugal. Ask for the homestyle prawns. But the chef won't give the recipe!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Was told about this one by the friend in Lagos, the only thing we didnt know that if it is full, then you d go and ask to put yourself in a waiting list. We didnt, but they were nice and and gave us a table :) cataplana is the best in the town(and I tried it in many places).... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua da Oliveira 51, Lagos, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Lagos
  • Phone Number: 282 08 4285

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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