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Cacto Restaurant

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Estrada Nacional 125 | Lagos, Odiaxere, Lagos 8600-250, Portugal
+351 282 798 285
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Fri - Tue 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The dutch chef and danish wife have worked hard to make this a top restaurant in an unlikely setting on a busy main roadin a small town outside Lagos. If you have been to holland or denmark yo might recognise some of the gastronomique nuances in the menu. Everthing is cooked to an extremely high standard especilly the fish dishes.... More 

Thank seja452
Lisbon, Portugal
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166 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Owned and operated by a Dutch (chef) and his Danish wife. She speaks multiple languages. The food is amazing the service efficient and very friendly. We had dinner here several times an loved all of them ! A must try if you are in a 50 km radius ! Love it !

Thank Bearchef
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was brilliant particularly the seafood gratin starter and shoulder of lamb mains. The setting was beautiful and it was clear that a lot of love and care had gone into not only the food but also the restaurant design itself. Sussie, the host, was brilliant, as were the rest of the staff and they all made us feel... More 

Thank Ashleigh S
Ribble Valley, Lancashire
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

We called in on 03/09/2016 and I had the shoulder of lamb and my wife had the .the lamb I had was the very best I had ever had, so we went back on Tuesday 06/09/2016 and we both had the spare ribs we both said absolutely excellent, the staff were excellent, the restaurant was excellent and great atmosphere we... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I loved the staff amazing food and lovely starters wonderful really hope to visit again beautiful insides perfect for a picture

Thank jessecummings
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Cacto Restaurant is situated between Portimao and Lagos in a small town called Odiaxere. It is definitely worth a visit. The food is very good and the service outstanding. The friendly owners make you feel very welcome. They have a good choice of fresh fish, meat and vegetarian starters and mains on the menu. All the dishes I had were... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

We went here for a birthday meal and loved it. The meal is simple but varied. There are often daily specials. Not really suitable for children, there is no child's menu. We ate with a four year old and she had to have bits and pieces from the adults meals. We tried to get a simple pasta dish for her,... More 

Thank ryanhowell_85
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and warm welcome , worth a visit cod dish , salmon and steaks to die for. Going back for spare ribs which were delicious on last visit. Not the cheapest restaurant but beautifully presented dishes

Thank Jayne S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Family went here once based on a number of excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. Just as a highlight, I don't think it's for everyone. 4 of us (2 adults, a 5 year old and a baby) came and initially liked what we got. The restaurant is well presented, and the hostess is very pleasant. Our starters and mains were really very... More 

Thank IrishJohnny1987
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Been before, went again and so I will the next time I'm in the Algarve. Always a good meal and plenty of it. Nice hosts who go that little bit extra with a few nice touches. How this isn't in the top 10 on TripAdvisor baffles me........ Seriously!

Thank crt123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
International, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada Nacional 125 | Lagos, Odiaxere, Lagos 8600-250, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Lagos  >  Odiaxere
  • Phone Number: +351 282 798 285
odiaxere is just outside lagos on the main en 125 ( 10 mins )
fab food really cosy and friendly livley place ,easy parking out front ,great value for money.the lamb was the best iv ever eaten

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