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“Nice place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante Caravela

Restaurante Caravela
Rua 25 de Abril, 14, Lagos 8600-763, Portugal
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Ranked #195 of 285 Restaurants in Lagos
Cuisines: Portuguese, Seafood, International
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We stumbled across this place while looking for somewhere to eat, it was busier than others so we gave it a go.
We were sat outside as 2 round tables together for eight of us, the food n wine were very nice, we were surprised at the size of some dishes and it all tasted great.

Visited June 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Portlaoise
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good Resturant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Lunch menu here is very good as is the evening menu. Very good waiting staff, service seems a little slow, but this may well be a tradition with this resturant, but it didnt spoil our meal. Outdoor heating available, not something you would normally need in Portugal, but when we were there it was quite chilly in the evening time.
Good food.
Good price.
Would I visit again? Yes I would.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Surprised by the negative comments. Both food and wine was delicious! Went here on our first night, and nothing could be faulted. Had fresh prawns/rice, will be back!

Visited May 2013
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Durham
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72 reviews 72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“good food - but!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

We visited this restaurant twice initially because it always appeared busier than every where else, but then having tried it found the food was generally good. On the first visit we enjoyed all course's apart from the cover which was the poorest cover we have ever had in Lagos. However the starters , mains & deserts were very good. We didn't have the best service on this visit but the restaurant both inside and out was heaving with only two staff waiting on. A week later we tried it again and again the food was great but the service dreadful, absolutely no personal touch, in fact the staff don't communicate at all with their customers! Note on this occasion there was at least 5 staff and not as busy. Would we go back - NO, there are better restaurants with better service and food. If a restaurant serves good food but not so good service we believe we should give it a second chance, this restaurant got the benefit of our doubt and it didn't deserve it! From our observations we thought the person who appeared to own or manage the restaurant actually intimated his staff and did very little to help his staff other than mutter comments & directions to them.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Carvoeiro, Portugal
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Avoid like the plague !!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We ordered the bread with cheese, olive oil and piripiri to be brought garlic bread which the rude waiter insisted was correct, together with mushrooms swimming in excess oil. The spaghetti was cold with tough pieces of chicken and the rubbery omelette was accompanied by dried up (re-heated ?) chips. After this we decided against desserts and coffee and waited ages for the waiter to condescend to bring our bill noting that we did not get even a basic 'obrigado' on payment - after which he just disappeared up the road with his beloved mobile.
As residents we are used to the Portuguese laid back way of life but have never before come across such rubbish as this and particularly in Lagos which has so many other good eating places.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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