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Casinha do Petisco

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European, Portuguese, Mediterranean
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Rua da Oliveira 51, Lagos, Portugal
282 08 4285
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 507
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  • 172
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 24
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  • 23
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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
Seafood on Point

This place was recommend by a local and I can't think of a better spot to have spent the evening solo. The food was impeccable (clams and prawns with rice) and the service was very attentive / friendly yet not intrusive. Haven't had a seafood meal this good in months, thank you guys!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
MR3230
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Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was recommend by a local and I can't think of a better spot to have spent the evening solo. The food was impeccable (clams and prawns with rice) and the service was very attentive / friendly yet not intrusive. Haven't had a seafood meal this good in months, thank you guys!

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You MUST find this place and you should get there early or book in advance! We found it in daylight, so its wasnt as hard as it would have been at night. 26 seats so it can be a tight fit and on Friday evening there were people turned away as they could just not fit them in.The atmosphere is... More 

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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't fault for food drink and staff not the pritiest in town but certainly the best we've came across in 3 weeks

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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another fab meal here! Portions are too big but shouldn't complain! Owner chef is always friendly and even when busy he doesn't look stressed! Their special prawns are amazing, you must try! Thanks again

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is tucked away on a side street and we got slightly lost trying to find it. Once we did find it there was a line outside so we put in our name, grabbed a drink and waited for a table. I think we probably waited around 30-45 minutes and got in. Once we were seated the server was... More 

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Mississauga
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146 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

I am convinced that is very likely the best or maybe top three best places to eat in Portugal. Prices are fair and the staff is super friendly. The shrimp and home fries are unlike anything you have ever tasted. Great little place right downtown. Get ready to line up for a seat in this little intimate gem.

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Ottawa, Canada
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125 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The house speciality, prawns in sauce, was OK. While the sauce was flavourful, a bit heavy on the garlic, the prawns were a bit on the tough side. Note: Nothing is served with the prawn dish - just sauce. If you are hungry it is best to also order a side dish. My fellow diner ordered an omlette dish which... More 

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Eaglescliffe
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

A tiny restaurant in a back street inside the walled city. probably can hold not much more than 20-25 people , but the food especially the prawn dishes is unbelievable. both in quality & quantity.

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London, England
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Portions are huge and that's quite something for us, as we are gannets! Husband had house prawns and I had pork and prawns - an epic plate of pork, prawns and potatoes! He helped me with mine, but there was still enough leftover to be taken home and shared between us for lunch the next day!! It isn't just quantity... More 

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Fort Collins Co
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132 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We went to Casinha Do Petisco as recommended by our hotel but it was also in Trip Advisor with 700+ ratings. It's a tiny little place in the warren of streets away from the marina. We were lucky to get in as nearly everything was reserved, but we went early at 7:00. The chef is out in the open in... 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, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?