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Restaurante O Alcaide

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Rua da Porta da Vila n. 18, Lagos 8600, 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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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lagos is the jewel in the crown of the Algarve and this restaurant is a little gem. There are so many places to choose from to eat but ALCAIDE is top dollar. They aim to cook tasty dishes rather than just totally cover the plate which is too often the norm here. I had a well dressed tomato salad followed... More 

Thank seadog229
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6 reviews
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Wanted to have Seafood cataplana. No restaurant was eager to serve it for takeout. This Desperate to taste this dish I placed an order over the phone and they were happy to serve that in their own metal pan which they were happy to give it and asked me to return whenever I wanted. One of the best seafood dishes... More 

Thank SurajitRay
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2017

This small restaurant is at the top end of the town but well worth going to. We were given pate, garlic butter with bread, sardines in garlic and garlic shrimp bruschetta style - they were all delicious. This was not ordered but provided as a starter. We had pasta dishes which were both delicious and I finished with a delicious... More 

Thank valtmar
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

Visited early on a Sunday evening. Friendly greeting by the chef/owner. Following the recommendations on TA we went with the couvert and so glad we did. A stunning selection of appetizers including shrimps and the most delightful pate. I had lamb chops for my main which were equally good and a nice veg side of cabbage and mushrooms in garlic.... More 

Thank Adrian E
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2017

We checked in to apartments nearby and our host had no hesitation in recommending this place. We visited on a Tuesday evening and were surprised to find the door locked as it had an open sign. The waiter opened the door for us and told us we needed to knock - something we have not come across before. Once in... More 

1 Thank apatz2015
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2017

My wife and I have been visiting this restaurant since 2014. The menu has changed very little and the quality of the food is just as good as ever. The other aspect that does not seem to change is that the restaurant is often almost empty which results in a lack of atmosphere. We do tend to visit in March... More 

Thank menstonsteve
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59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2017

Have visited this restaurant a few times over the last couple of years and enjoyed their lamb and other dishes. The last couple of times we have eaten the Chateaubriand which is superb value at 38Euros. We started with the Couvert which is slightly different to other places in that it includes small Prawns on toast and Anchovies as well... More 

Thank patricia j
Chepstow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Saw this Restaurant whilst exploring the Town and the menu looked enticing. Read several reviews and decided to give it a try and so very glad we did. Although it was a Monday evening and very quiet we were treated to a fantastic gastronomic feast of fresh fish. The staff and chefs were very friendly and made us very welcome.... More 

Thank Paul_Karen360
Lagos, Portugal
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2016

This is a favourite of ours but we feel it should be reviewed again and again The food is fantastic and staff very friendly and welcoming I would rate this as one of the best restaurants in Lagos we have never had a bad meal The rack of lamb, chateaubriand and grilled sole is to die for The cover is... More 

Thank Alison F
Lagos, Portugal
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2016

Once again a lovely evening in this simple but great restaurant, we made a booking informing them that we would be bringing a baby with us, we assumed all would be okay, but when we got there a car booster seat was given to us, to hold my 7month old grandson, when it became clear this would not hold him... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $36
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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, 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?