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Casinha do Petisco

Certificate of Excellence
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Rua da Oliveira 51, Lagos 8600-700, Portugal
282 08 4285
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

3rd year of visiting this restaurant and as on the previous visits the food is great , we took our parents with us last year and they asked to go back again this year . Well worth remembering to book a table for 7.00pm in advance as this is the latest you can book a table for , don't and... More 

Thank Simon S
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here on my own one night without reservations and found the place hopping. The staff welcomed me to wait for a feee table. I was happy they didn't mind that I needed a table for one in their small restaurant. Wait was worth it as I had olives with local mountain cheese. The menu was clearly marked with symbols... More 

Thank Melissa P
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popular for good reason. Nice feeling neighborhood place. We squeezed in at 6:30 getting a table without reservations. We could have shared a dinner with the quantity. Only felt a bit too close to other diners.

Thank deckerpk
Burnaby, Canada
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381 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place really needs another person helping out front. There are always people outside waiting to get in to be seated and we observed many inefficiencies including our waiting for over 20 minutes from when we finished our meal until when we received our bill. That aside it was a great meal. You have to try the "Prawns Home Style"... More 

Thank Derek W
County Cork, Ireland
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great restaurant very small so booking is essential. Great food huge portions so go hungry!! Large queues wool be outside later in the evening.

Thank Anne M
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best beef stroganoff I have had . Served with chips and rice,and salad My wife had the lamb chops........8 to a portion

Thank dixie66648
Helsinki, Finland
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to have dinner here you have two choices. Make reservation (about 3-4 days before) or be ready to queue hours and start that queue when restaurant opens. Food is EXCELENT, place is very friendly and they speak good english. Price level however is getting higher every year. Now it's still reansonable.

Thank jjussi
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow- this place is the real deal. I don't even love seafood that much, but the fish stew of sorts (Casinha) is an absolute must. We noticed that was what everyone in the restaurant was eating, so we didn't even think about it. The chef is the owner, and his wife runs the front with one other. Things are a... More 

Thank Raquelle K
Brussels, Belgium
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151 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can just repeat what other already have mentioned in so many reviews. We were lucky got a table with long wait. But we have seen a street full of people that are waiting. And you have to wait, name called you aren't there, seat gone. So if possible make a reservation or go in off season ;-)

Thank inetbas
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is fantastic, amazing quality but prepare to wait for it. We waited at least 1 hours but once you sit inside you forget everything else. If you have the time (and the patience) don't miss it!

Thank Ainara A

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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua da Oliveira 51, Lagos 8600-700, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Lagos
  • Phone Number: 282 08 4285

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