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O Artista Restaurant and Bar

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$$ - $$$
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RUA ANTONIO CRISOGNO DOS SANTOS 56, Lagos 8600, Portugal
+351 282 769 147
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very welcoming friendly host, but full of cold/ flu, not good for customers.food good but basic, chicken peri peri not the best in lagos but ok.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent about 40Euros per couple for dinner, two bottles of house wine coffee and a couple of deserts. The service was friendly and attentive. Two people raved about the tuna steak served bubbling hot smothered in onion and vegetables. I had a more disappointing Swordfish of the house, which was a good portion of grilled swordfish but unfortunately covered... More 

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Thank Steve R
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Luis and his staff have been looking after us for thirty years now and he has always given great entertaining service, tasty food and entertainment. This place is part of our annual pilgrimage to Lagos and we wouldn't miss it for the world. Carry on Luis, you are doing it well.

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Thank David R
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant twice in last few weeks after discovering it at the end of our visit last Winter My OH and I came two weeks ago for a meal, then we visited a few nights later for the entertainment. Both visits successful Then last Sat, we went with our son, daughter in law, 16 yo grand daughter and 6... More 

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Kildare, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

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 

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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 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.

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Swanage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 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 .

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Thank Pinksteph369
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 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 

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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.

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Thank Joanne S
Lagos, Portugal
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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 .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, European, Pub, Portuguese, International
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: RUA ANTONIO CRISOGNO DOS SANTOS 56, Lagos 8600, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Lagos
  • Phone Number: +351 282 769 147
Description
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?