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Casinha do Petisco

Certificate of Excellence
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Rua da Oliveira 51, Lagos, Portugal
+351 282 084 285
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was a line with 12 reservations ahead of us. Call and get a reservation if you can. The food was outstanding and the portions were large. One of the best meals ever. Park at Largo dos Quarteis and walk in as the streets are narrow and there is no local parking

Thank Donna F
Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

They serve big meal! The dinner for two is huge and is delicious , house wine is good too. The chief and staff are friendly, nice restaurant.

Thank mei2000ca
Denver, Colorado
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

We ate here twice for dinner while on vacation in the Algarve. The food is absolutely delicious! Highly recommend the homestyle prawns and the homestyle spaghetti. Our picky eaters (ages 4, 3 and 2) loved the pasta and we adults thought it was tasty too. Homestyle prawns are the star of the menu.

Thank rachellevine
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

A great Portuguese restaurant recommended by a friend. Prawn and clam cataplana was delicious washed down by a very nice house wine. Small and cozy would advise pre-booking. Loved the fact you could see the chef cooking. Very good service and value for money. Will be back.

Thank shower1650
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

This tiny restaurant oozes charm & character & the food is wonderful. Chef cooks in his kitchen which is right in front of you. Looks like a family run restaurant. Went for lunch & all tables busy. If you don't book be prepared to wait - it's worth it. Portions are large. We had 2 x cataplanas for 4 hungry... More 

Thank liverpoolsuz
Langley City, Canada
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

we had an amazing meal at this very busy and popular restaurant. The portions are huge .. come prepared. The chef is open to enjoy his clientele and his customers to enjoy his talent. thank you chef and obrigado for the port afterwards.

Thank ken h
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

Very good food, atmosphere as we like it, authentic, staff very friendly. We had the mix for 2 people. It was enough but not too much as many people say here. We queued one hour but it was worth it. Would come back!

Thank tomleurlondon
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

A little more expensive than the competition, but no more memorable. The grilled prawns and salmon were cooked deliciously and served in a pleasant atmosphere. The house red wine and the overall experience was satisfactory but unremarkable. Not one of the restaurants we returned to visit.

Thank Coiacoia
Eisenach, Germany
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Seldom had such a great meal in Portugal. Huge portions served by very friendly staff at an very reasonable price.

Thank AllGood2013
York, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Friends who live in Lagos recommended this restaurant to us, and warned that the portions are huge. It's best to book as there are not many tables and there are frequently queues of people waiting to get in. Food and service was excellent. Portugese pork with clams was shared by two of our party and could easily have fed 4!... More 

Thank DeniseH449

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $15
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Oliveira 51, Lagos, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Lagos
  • Phone Number: +351 282 084 285

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