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“Good food, good value.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cantinho do petiscos

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Cantinho do petiscos
Estrada da ponte da piedade, Lagos, Portugal
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Ranked #210 of 307 Restaurants in Lagos
Cuisines: Portuguese
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good food, good value.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We ate here this week for the first time and were impressed with the price, 16.60 euros for the tourist menu, grilled cataplans (mackerel like fish) salad, potato, coffee and desert for two. We came at about 2.45 and it took over 30 mins for the food to come but that was probably because of the lunchtime rush. You can't expect lavishly loving service at these prices, it is a little perfunctory but for this price and if you don't mind not having your ego flattered, this is great value food. The clientele are a mix of gorgeous young campers/backpackers from the next door campsite, Portuguese families, local guys, and a mix of tourists, it seems very busy.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This was recommended by a local and was good, and good value for money - huge portions, although not the best restaurant I ate at. It is obviously popular as all tables were reserved and it gets queues outside - so arrive early.

Visited July 2014
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edinburgh
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Won't be there again”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The dishes from the set menu were not good at all. Cod defrosted in the microwave without the taste, I didn't dare to touch the salad that looked discoloured. I only tasted the dessert and returned it immediately. And the octopus salad had more onion than the meat actually. It was a disappointment cause I thought you couldn't get it wrong with the bacalhau at the seaside in Portugal! Maybe the chef had a bad day, cause the waiting staff were OK(that's why 2 stars not 1!), or maybe we just had a bad luck. Anyway won't be back.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great Traditional Local food Massive portions..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Oh my, how many times do you order grilled lamb chops, to be presented with 6 chops, loads of salad, rice and a mountain of chips. I was groaning when I left. Great food, great price, good fast service.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lagos, Portugal
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“A true local gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

As locals we visit here often and in five years have never been disappointed. We ONLY eat here at lunchtime as it is less frantic with tourists. Huge, plentiful portions, so we always share which means even better value for money. Luis & Christina are great people who work very hard to deliver a memorable experience.

Visited September 2013
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