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O Artista Restaurant and Bar

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Rua Antonio Crisogno dos Santos 56, Lagos 8600-678, Portugal
+351 282 769 147
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Kildare, Ireland
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here on New Years day and there was a great sense of festivity in the air, a saxophonist entertained us while we had a drink and perused the (quite short) menu. Service was good and I enjoyed delicious garlicky prawns followed by the freshest fish imaginable , my husband had honeyed ribs followed by a mixed kebab which... More 

Thank PaulaGalvin
Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is amazing. Every meal was perfectly cooked and presented. The tornado gorgonzola steak was the best I have ever had. The entertainment was great and not overbearing. Staff are friendly and welcoming. I cannot recommend this place enough.

Thank Matt A
Swanage, United Kingdom
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234 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had two really good meals here this week . Owner is amusing and helpful . Fish was excellent and the guys had very good meat .

Thank Pinksteph369
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158 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go here occasionally for a drink with friends. Staff very friendly, drinks very reasonably priced and some of the live music is very good. It us very much ex pats and holiday makers rather than Portuguese ( do see some in the winter but not in the season). If you are stating at the Tivoli it's really handy and prices... More 

Thank Karenhilder
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

loved it there, was very often there. friendly helpful staff. were willing and helpful to make changes and addition to our order, just a fun, cosy, nice palce.

Thank Joanne S
Lagos, Portugal
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116 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

it's been a while since i spent a night at this restaurant and I was not disappointed.great food, Lamb on the bone, and good bottle of bubbles. adam and wendy played music and there was dancing and fun .

Thank Peter D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

This is very hand for the Tivoli - across the road - and is a good place to go for both drinks and food. Not particularly Portuguese, it looks to be frequented by people like us (a golf group) or ex-pats.

Thank Glasgowboy001
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

I have been coming to Lagos at least twice a year for the last 14 years and have eaten in so many great restaurants ..somehow had never tried this place. It was our last night at the end of our October break so checked out TripAdvisor and this looked like a good option. What a total let down it was.... More 

Thank johnfitz2016
Stirling, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

For a mid-late afternoon drink, we found this bar very convenient and also extremely price competitive. The service was swift and polite; the caipirinha cocktails were 5 euros, very strong and well made. A 200ml glass of wine was between 1.60 and 2.50 euros, depending on type/vintage etc.

Thank tony1046
Southend, Essex
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

The staff are very friendly, the restaurant spotlessly clean and the menu varied. I've been going to O Artista for 28years and had delicious meals every time!

Thank paulinejknight

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, Pub, Portuguese, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Antonio Crisogno dos Santos 56, Lagos 8600-678, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Lagos
  • Phone Number: +351 282 769 147
Your local home from home...the most entertaining bar in Lagos, "O Artista" - "The Artist" - is creative in all that it offers. Famous for its awesome atmosphere, excellent entertainment and fabulous food.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?