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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner


Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service

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0.9 miles from Meia Praia
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Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

Very delicious fish restaurant. I know this restaurant already from two different vacations there and it’s been both times very good. The portion is big (maybe a bit too big), the fish fresh and everything is very delicious. The waiters and waitresses did a fast...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 12, 2019

We ate here two nights in a row - the food was really great - but they did run out of some of the dishes so recommend going early if going for dinner. Super authentic, always busy - all day and night. If there is...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 21, 2019

Recommended by our guest house, Bar Da Lota lived up to its reputation for being rustic and reasonable even though the location was like a glorified parking lot. There were two sections: one under a flimsy tin roof where sound resonated to deafening proportions, and...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed May 1, 2019

I've been to Bar da Lota a few times with some sailing friends from the Marina. The fish was always fresh and full-flavoured, though some of the methods of cooking are a surprise. For example the sardinhas baked in salt is a strange one, but...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

Prawns - frozen and reheated soft and tasteless. Steak - broiled. Didn’t even ask how I wanted it done. Poor quality meat badly cooked. Couldn’t cook a steak to save his/her life.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Fabulous spot for fresh fish. Looked to get mine with head off which they arranged no problem. Potatoes weren't great, should have ordered chips, but fish was amazing. NOTE - this is a cash only restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Some people like posh places with linen napkins and flowers on the table and others prefer great fresh local food in a friendly informal atmosphere. If that's you then you will love Lota Tucked away on a corner of the dockyard behind the old railway...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Have been visiting this place ( my family have lovingly christened “The Shack” because of its architecture) for over 10 years and it just gets better and better. Fabulous fresh fish, good beer, quick service and at a good price. Friendly staff led by the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed October 19, 2017

Went there thinking about past experiences, wich had been good but: when I got there the staff was diferent, the nice manager Sara was not in sight, and while I entered the room with my daughter a guy looked at me and turned back to...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed October 3, 2017

If you like fresh fish, this is a must during your visit to Lagos. This is very popular with the locals and it is advisable to book a table. Prices are very reasonable.

Date of visit: September 2017
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August 2, 2015|
Response from Maddie54 |
It is tucked away behind the fishing harbour, on the corner of a what looks like a warehouse and is facing the road near the railway station.
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