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Cacto Restaurant

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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

I visited Cacto for the first time last night, I had driven past it many times, and was delighted to find excellent food, perfectly timed and friendly service and lovely atmosphere. My fillet steak was cooked to perfection as were the vegetables and my lemon...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Jean-Michel C, Owner at Cacto Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2019

Dear Sandra, Thank you very much for your review and your appreciation of our food and service. I am delighted that you have had a great dining experience with us and on behalf of the team thank you again for your visit. I really look...More

Reviewed March 13, 2019

Even though Cacto is a short drive outside Lagos, it's worth the journey especially for it's cosy atmosphere in the winter months. Service and food is good. However my only gripe is the offer of convert and amuse bouche. Both come with a cover charge...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Jean-Michel C, Owner at Cacto Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2019

Dear Gibson1530, Thank you very much for your comments I am pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and appreciated our food and service. It is a common practice in Portugal that the couvert is chargeable and this is actually specified in our menu....More

Reviewed February 19, 2019

We were looking forward to visiting Cacto again, under new management since last year. It began well with a delicious amuse-bouche of tuna tartare. The gravadlax that followed lacked any taste. (To prove the point 48 hours later with some supermarket salmon and a Rick...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank seadog229
Jean-Michel C, Owner at Cacto Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2019

Dear seadog229, Thank you very much for your feed-back. I am really sorry to hear that our Chef's recipe of the Gravadlax was not up to your liking. With regards to the beef en croute, I can assure you that this is not our usual...More

Reviewed February 9, 2019

Fantastic evening at Cacto. The food quality is first rate, the meats and home made sauces are of a very high quality. The ambience of the restaurant and welcome from the owner and his team was really lovely. So impressed, it really was exceptional.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Bexleydean
Jean-Michel C, Owner at Cacto Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2019

Dear Mark & John, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and for your appreciation of both our food and service. I am really pleased that you enjoyed your evening at Cacto and we all look forward to welcoming you again during...More

Reviewed November 7, 2018

This restaurant is run by two Frenchmen and front of house is by a Scottish woman, so it is International. Quality is excellent, prices on the higher side for this part of the Algarve, but the menu range is worth it. Can be popular so...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sandy B
Jean-Michel C, Owner at Cacto Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Dear Sandy B, Thank you very much for your comments and appreciation for our food and service. I am very please that you enjoyed your experience with us. Best regards Jean-Michel

Reviewed November 1, 2018

Usually a cactus means a Mexican restaurant, but Cacto is by no means a Mexican Restaurant. We stopped in by chance when the Cactus outside caught my eye. Eclectic menu with interesting choices. We both chose Thai curry items which were very good! Service was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ABDCPA
Jean-Michel C, Owner at Cacto Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Dear ABDCPA, Thank you very much for your comments and appreciation of both our food and service Best regards Jean-Michel

Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

The service is very friendly and the food is tasty. Some dishes aren't very big though - like the vegetarian curry - so you might need a starter, which means the price goes up. Everything we saw coming from the kitchen looked nicely put together....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank zombieoctopus
Jean-Michel C, Owner at Cacto Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Dear zombieoctopus, Thank you very much for your comments. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best regards Jean-Michel

Reviewed October 22, 2018

Whenever in this region, you have to eat at this restaurant. The food is excellent, staff is very friendly and helpfull.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Jean-Michel C, Owner at Cacto Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Dear boerendorp, I am very pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us and on behalf of the team, I would like to thank you very much.for your comments. We all look forward to welcoming you again whenever your are in the region. Very best...More

Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Food is ok the service can certainly improve... very slow but courteous enough but we found it overpriced for what you actually get

Date of visit: September 2018
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Jean-Michel C, Owner at Cacto Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2018

Dear ffinocchiaro, Thank you for sharing your personal experience with us and for your general comments Best regards Jean-Michel

Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Just great! Great food for reasonable price Great and very friendly service . English, French, German and Portuguese speaking. Thumbs up

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank C F
Jean-Michel C, Owner at Cacto Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Dear C F, Thank you very much for your comments. I am really pleased that you enjoyed our food and service during your visit at Cacto and we look forward to welcoming again Best regards Jean-Michel

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