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Beachside, Quinta do Lago, Portugal
+351964045178
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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Anyone who is in this area and really loves fish especially tiger prawns and the biggest langostines and the famous Carabineros!!!! Make a reservation in advance and dig in!!!!

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Thank Judysb1973
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I know this was a busy day windy and near end of peak season but this was a really disappointing meal. Good Tuna ceviche and clams but other starters,salad and accompaniments were bland not dressed. Ordered 3 large fish for 10 plonked on table by waiter clearly struggling with busy lunch service and no help with fileting the fish or... More 

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Thank cazza p
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Gigi is the type of restaurant where you pay for the food and for the privilege of eating there. A favorite of Portuguese socialites, it is impossible to get in without a reservation. If you have no limits on your budget order the shrimps, they make them like no one else. The fish is usually fresh and very well prepared,... More 

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Thank Victor E
Island of Malta, Malta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Unfortunately this is the only restaurant around the beach so all the people turn to it for lunch. But the truth is that it is a scam. We were a group of 5, we ordered jumbo clams as a starter and they were the worst clams ever aside that they were empty inside. We complained and the owner was very... More 

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Thank Sboldrin
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of 7 visited today for lunch (I think they are only open for lunch, not dinner). The beach bar is casual (good job as we'd been swimming in the sea!), you visit the fresh fish counter and choose your fish. We had red snapper and prawns with salad and boiled potatoes. The food was excellent, simple, fresh and... More 

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Thank Liz_Chamberlayne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great and the view brilliant. The prices are high and the staff are very busy and so it is not always easy to get service. Having said that, this is still my favourite food in Quinta do Lago.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The owner is extremely unpolite, dirty and a liar. Fish is not always fresh and available. Kitchen is very dirty. Prices are expensive for a beach reataurant and for the service you get, which is very improvised. Not coming back.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here 2 times this past trip. Made a reservation through our hotel. We waited about 10 minutes for the table. The fish is extremely fresh, the simple tossed salad was seasoned to perfection and the vegetables which come with the fish cooked to perfection. There is a menu of local fresh fish on the wall and you can... More 

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Thank luxtrav26
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Average food, terrible wine, the worst toilets. Service is abrupt. Very expensive. An absolute mystery.

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Thank DavidGX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food can't complain. However, too expensive for what it is in regard of service, location, etc. very busy always and although you have a reservation you need to wait.

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Thank Katja M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beachside, Quinta do Lago, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Quinta do Lago
  • Phone Number: +351964045178
Description
http://www.quintaproperty.com/guide/gigis-beach-restaurant-in-quinta-do-lago-343.html

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