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Bar da Lota

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Porto Pesca | 8600, Lagos, Portugal
+351 282 764 048
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food. Nice wine. Location oke. But why is everybody in the restaurant so depressed? Not a smile or nice word during our whole seat. Pity!

Thank Kees v
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

We had passed this restaurant several times while walking in Lagos. It is off the beaten track but worth a visit. The fish was fresh and very well priced. Don't expect the frills here though, with bench seating you won't come here for a romantic dinner. The food presentation was simple, perhaps too simple. Potatoes come in a small bowl... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Busy with locals, clearly popular so we slipped in and got accommodated. You can see the chefs cooking the fish. It's so fresh, delicious. Inexpensive and the staff are attentive. Caution on the wine, I didn't enjoy the fizzy red house stuff. There's bottles on the list which I should have heeded!

Thank thegic
new ross
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

6 ate here last monday night , one didnt eat fish but had excellent "black Pork " it was soooo tasty. The fish was excellent ,Starter of shrimp is a Must, Salmon , Mackerel golden bream...... All dishes are all less than 10e ..... This place is a must visit..

Thank seanNewRoss
Maynooth, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

All of the fish is amazing. The fried shrimp is to die for. Seven of us ate and we all had great meals. The variety of fish is excellent and service friendly and efficient.

Thank CindyCollins
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

We found this fantastic, casual fish restaurant via a quick online search when we were returning from a dolphin watching cruise. The location is a bit odd, as it is just past some storage facilities at the marina. However, it makes you feel like you're off the beaten path. The fishes and meats are written on a chalkboard and all... More 

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Radlett, Herts, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

We found this restaurant by chance in a corner of the marina. A simple setup but the best fresh fish we have eaten. The fish is grilled simply on a charcoal BBQ served with boiled potatoes and a salad. A good choice of desserts and a nice house wine. Good, friendly service and all for €30 for two.

Thank Divyang M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

We're just back from a lovely meal here & my husband is already asking when we're going back! We had swordfish & seabass & both thought they were amazing, along with tasty house wine & beer for less than €30 it was fab. Yes, the view is a bit industrial but there's something pretty cool about the tractors & yachts... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Good and fresh sardines, baked potatoes with skin are very tasty. The salad is well served is spicy. The service is fast and friendly. Should arrive early for launch (12:30h) to don't wait for table, specially in summer

Thank CBiscaia
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

We found this place purely by accident, at the recommendation of our cab driver. It's nothing fancy - but it's soooo good. Catch of the day, served grilled, with generous bowls of salad, bread, beer....what could be better? We ended up eating here pretty much the entire weekend :)

Thank Jennifer H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Portuguese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Porto Pesca | 8600, Lagos, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Lagos
  • Phone Number: +351 282 764 048

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