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Restaurante O Alcaide

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Rua da Porta da Vila n. 18, Lagos 8600-547, Portugal
+351 282 789 309
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fresh fish, Attentive waiter and cozy setting made for a very pleasant dining experience. Definitely worth it!

Thank Chimomstyle
Ogden, Utah
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had a delightful dinner at Restaurante O Alcaide. When they offer the house h'ordeuvres do NOT send refuse them. Pâté and garlic herb butter along with toasts topped with lemon aioli and shrimp. Next was a fresh melon which was amazingly sweet and juicy. We went with a wine recommendation from the waiter which was a... More 

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Deventer, The Netherlands
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first choice was fully booked but this one was much better! Excellent food and adequate staff. Very original atmosphere and not too busy. House wine was very good. Dinner was served with nice vegetables and fries. Appetizers were tasty. A place to return to!

Thank Richard R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Ate here 2 years ago and was pretty good then - standards are still right up there. Visited with my wife, 4 yr old son and mother-in-law (brave!) Hardly a word spoken whilst we ate - think that says it all!!

Thank Angleseynomad
Niagara Falls, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

My husband is Italian and he asked is the chef was Italian. The answer is no - he's portugese! We have travelled across italy and this was some of the best pasta we ever had! What a great experience, wow! Also brought bread and another small appetIzers for free throughout the meal as well as some sort of sherry at... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Arrived here 30 minutes ahead of the time we had booked as the walk up the hill hadn't taken quite as long as we expected but as our table was ready they welcomed us in. We didn't take advantage of the fresh fish as my son and daughter wanted fillet steak and I had lamb chops and my husband lamb... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

We were @ this place several years and each year was perfect. Compliment to the the team and the chef cook. You have to try the chateaubriant. Best meat in town. But also the food in general!!! Thanks ! Gunnar

Thank Gunnar L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

we have been going to lagos for 15 years and never been here before it was well worth th walk for fantasic Portuguese food with a fusion twist ..the welcome was lovely service food drink and the vibe of proper portugal .it was a little.more expensive than local food but worth every penny ..the only thing was the desert s... More 

Thank Deborah M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

We wanted to eat there with an other family (at 18:30) on a ordinary Tuesday. We did not book any tables so we where told it was not possible for us to eat there. a) I find it hard to believe that they could not seat us at opening time (there was literally nobody inside). The waiter was sitting outside... More 

Thank Greg T
LucioDias, Owner at Restaurante O Alcaide, responded to this review

Hello, for your information you were the rude here, cause you did not book any table, your family was a big group, and i had a fully booked restaurant in 20 to 30 minutes after you showed up! I simply cannot sit a group without reservation and let the others outside waiting... I dont even know how is possible for... More 

Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Visited this restaurant on our last night & wished we had gone before! Its a little way out of town, up a steep hill but worth the effort. It has a portugese/italian menu & we all enjoyed our meal. Reasonably priced & good service. Will return when we are next in Lagos.

Thank Ann B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $35
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Porta da Vila n. 18, Lagos 8600-547, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Lagos
  • Phone Number: +351 282 789 309
Welcome to Restaurant 'O Alcaide', a very nice place for lunch or dinner in a family atmosphere, a delicious meal accompanied by good wine. Come and see our specialties!Opened in September 2009, O Alcaide is located at Rua Porta da Vila, near the Fire Department in Lagos. O Alcaide is the ideal place to enjoy your meal in a relaxed and familiar ambient. O Alcaide is open everyday for lunch and dinner.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?