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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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Great Prawns Menu

Don't miss this gem. Staff was very kind and let us have a table although all were reserved. We just had to finish iur meal in 90mins (no problem). You absolutely have to try the prawns of the house. The plates were quite big, so bring some hunger. Prices are low. Make sure you arrive at 6pm or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Markus S
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Zurich, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Zurich, Switzerland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this gem. Staff was very kind and let us have a table although all were reserved. We just had to finish iur meal in 90mins (no problem). You absolutely have to try the prawns of the house. The plates were quite big, so bring some hunger. Prices are low. Make sure you arrive at 6pm or make a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Hard to find in the old town but well worth seeking out. One of the reception staff in our hotel told us it's the best local food around and I'm sure he's right. The cataplana was excellent with loads of succulent prawns, and the starter was big enough to share (but we didn't). No room for dessert sadly. I wasn't... More 

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Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The chef and owner Luis is friendly and clearly cares about his patrons as he cooks alone in the open kitchen and asks if everything's okay from time to time. The atmosphere is very cosy with the tables practically touching and the line by the door always waiting for tables. The house signature shrimp dish is very popular and would've... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We arrived early, about 6:15 with our two children, which was good, because by 7:00, the place was packed with a line and people waiting in the street. Food was amazing. We had the Casinha prawns and grilled salmon. The kids had a cheese omelette and one omelette was fine for both kids with a little left over. Highlight was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Home like restaurant with delicious food and family atmosphere., highly recommend to stop by this place in Lagos and endless thanks for our surfing instructor, who recommended us that place.

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Luz, Portugal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I went to Casinha do Petisco last week with my girlfriend. We had been told by all of our friends that it was amazing, which is why we decided to go. To start with, our waiter was very rude even before we had sat down, which made us feel very uncomfortable, and it created an unpleasant atmosphere. I had the... More 

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Richmond, BC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food with great flavours. Very good service. Make your reservation early! We had to go on a wait list but the food was worth waiting for. We had the Cataplana Mista and the home style prawns. Very large portions.

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Lagos, Portugal
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This Restaurang is one of the best in Lagos! The food is really delicious and lot's of food! The prawns home style are to die for. Very good service. Looking forward to go back.

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Lagos, Portugal
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I cannot praise this place enough. The food is absolutely sensational! A small, family run business this place books out super quick - make a reservation or get in early. The home-style prawns are one of the best things i've ever eaten. Serious withdrawals from that sauce. Amazing

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We got there about 8.15pm and got a table straight away. By 8.30pm 6 people were queuing up outside and that was the same all night. Those people queuing know it's worth the wait. The portions are ample, even too much! The food is delicious. Definitely worth a visit, probably best to book!

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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
  • Cuisine: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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