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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Portuguese

This was recommended by the bar owner at our apartment. He booked us a table and even early season it was very busy. We didn't fancy any of the starters on the menu so opted for some bread and pate. Probably a mistake as we had the mixed cataplana for two as a main which was lovely but it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
vickiknight2
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We decided to try this place based on the trip advisor reviews. And perhaps with such high expectations there is always the risk of disappointment. We managed to get a table on the second night of trying, by putting our name down and going back an hour later. The lady (owner I think) was very sweet but the waiter was... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This was recommended by the bar owner at our apartment. He booked us a table and even early season it was very busy. We didn't fancy any of the starters on the menu so opted for some bread and pate. Probably a mistake as we had the mixed cataplana for two as a main which was lovely but it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This restaurant serves the best food in Lagos. The Portuguese steak is to die for, also the cataplana is also lovely. Would recommend this restaurant very highly. It's s family run and staff is very pleasant. It's best to book a table but the last booking is 7.30pm but better than queuing outside Highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

During high season a queue is guaranteed, but bring along a drink and some friends to chat too and it will be definitely worth it! I believe all dishes are good and most of them are big enough to share (you can just ask the waitress).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

After reading the reviews, we decided to have dinner here for our last night in Lagos. Best decision ever! We arrived early, at 7 pm hoping to avoid a long wait but the restaurant was already full and we were placed on a waiting list w/10-15 groups ahead of us and were told to come back around 8:30. We prob... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We have been travelling through Europe for about 2 months and this place is just superb. Make sure you take the home made prawns. It Was that good we almost brought ourselves to "lick" the plate. The owner, a lady, is very welcoming but the male waiter a tad arrogant. The waiting period to get a table is minimum 1h30/2... More 

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Vejle, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

If you are planning to go to Lagos, you definitely have to go here! It's a small place, but very cosy! And there is always a big line to get a table, so put your name on the waiting list on the day before you go! The food is delicious! Try the shrimps and clams! To come back!

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Believe the hype and make reservations or else try to get in at lunch. Really small space serving wonderful food. The seafoods, meats, everything was delicious. Loved the steaks and shrimp/clams. Wish we could have gone back for another meal. Do not miss this place, really take the time to enjoy this meal. Full trip detail on chiliandtart.tumblr.com if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Reservations a must!!! We waited for our table. WOW.... Well worth the wait. Amazing family restaurant Obrigado a familia do restaurante Casinha Do Petisco.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Tricky reservation method. You don't exactly book a reservation/table... You put your name on a waiting list and must do that in person at about 6pm to dine at 9.30pm if you're lucky. Bear in mind that we were told that we would have a table at 7.30pm... 2h waiting at the door... Food is really good and tasty but... 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
  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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