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Beachside, Quinta do Lago, Portugal
+351 964 045 178
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Marbella, Spain
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19 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very poor welcome by unfriendly staff who gave us (at 13:30) a choice of TWO fish to have as main course. We sat at our table and needed to shout at each other to try and have a conversation whilst Italian opera was blasted through the music system at intolerably high decibels. As we finished eating our sea bass, which... More 

Thank Philip893
Tavira, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A special restaurant, but extremly overpriced fish. 79 Euros for 1 kg. IT is special, but we prefer the fish restaurant in beautiful Tavira.

Thank jack149
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

After 16 years of meaning to visit Gigi's we finally got round to going. Our fish, red snapper was first class, although the vegetables were sparse. The staff were friendly and service efficient. The real problem is the price, it's ridiculously expensive for what it is. There are any number of restaurants in the Algarve where you can get the... More 

Thank Kevin P
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I'll start by saying what I always say: Portugal has some of the best wine and, in my opinion, the best food in the world, if your tastes run to superb produce simply cooked. The secret is being blessed with amazing seafood, fruit and vegetables and treating them with respect, in so far as they don't drown their dishes in... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This is a beachside bar but with no beach view.......the view is of the lagoon and mansions surrounding it. The seating is mainly outside......and extremely basic....hard wooden tables and chairs.....absolutely no cushions to be seen. There are no backs to the chairs so dining here is not at all comfortable......but it is a rustic beach shack...... It has old fashioned... More 

Thank LAM906
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Coming here since 1991, never had better fish anywhere. The location is just the most relaxing. Try it out

Thank Benjamin W
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Stopped for lunch and the four of us shared a Stone Bass which was excellent. The food is not cheap, but it is excellent quality and beautifully cooked on a charcoal grill. my suggestion is to have a green salad with the food. An added bonus is the local beach and of course plane spotting.

Thank CRF2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Poor attitude. Poor service. Surly staff. Overpriced. Since when did 1 potato salad, 1 glass of water, 1 super bock beer and 2 glasses of wine cost 44 euros? Surprised to see it packed in October. Never going back so you can go and find out for yourself. Take LOTS of money though.

Thank Debbie B
Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Very popular and busy but inconsistent of quality. Mediocre service. For a fish restaurant the sole was not baked properly, the other main dish was good.

Thank driesdw
Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

If you want to pay 89 euros at the minimum for a piece of fish, to sit at the beach, go ahead, but those prices are ridiculous for Portugal. Fish is not expensive there. You can eat in food markets, most restaurants for a fraction of that price.

Thank Karen D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beachside, Quinta do Lago, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Quinta do Lago
  • Phone Number: +351 964 045 178

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