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Casinha do Petisco

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Rua da Oliveira 51, Lagos 8600-700, Portugal
282 08 4285
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had the most AMAZING meal at Casinha Do Petisco. The cataplana was beautifully presented and was so well cooked. The staff are incredibly nice and make you feel like you're coming into their home. I wish I had taken a photo but the food was so good I couldn't help myself!!

Thank missnis84
London, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Legendary food, legendary portions and legendary queues. In case you don't know-- book or be prepared to wait outside like a medieval peasant drooling at a baronial banquet. My friend and I shared the house Cataplana. When it arrived I thought" we will never eat all this". then a huge plate of rice and chips arrived to accompany it! Friendly... More 

Thank Bigworldsmallwallet
Seoul, South Korea
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

한국인의 입맛에 잘 맞았어요. 같이간 일행 모두 허겁지겁 먹었네요. 해물밥은 아니고 다른 타이틀로 약간 로제 국물처럼 끓여나오는게 있는데(메뉴판에 사진이랑 같아 있는 대표메뉴) 진짜 맛남. 12시 오픈인데 저희는 기다렸다 들어갔고 그 다음부터는 못들어왔어요 예약한 사람만 받음 Small restaurant. Friendly treatment. Not that salty. Really tasty. Opening hour was 12:00 for lunch. We waited for opening then get in. But anyother guests... More 

Thank 894gyj
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything on the meny is perfect, staff absolutly great. The spicy shrips is the parade dish, but everything is prepared with love.

Thank Bobby B
Level Contributor
25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We wanted to try this based on the good reviews. Arrived at 12.15, only 2 other couples there. One couple had a monster plate of prawns and the other a huge lamb stew. We had 3 prawn dishes and garlic filet mignon. Big food, big taste, good prices. By the time we left the restaurant was full and people were... More 

Thank m8dz8
Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had to wait 2 hrs to get a table , make sure you make a reservation 2 days in advance cuz they're so busy , we tried to book for tomorrow,sunday, but they're closed on Sundays so we had to wait 2 hrs cuz we wanted to try this place , I'm going to say it was worth the... More 

Thank Farzanet
A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was ok, service not good and the stuff rude. I had sand on my clams. We were the second in and wait 45 min to be ask what we want...

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice local place...better if booked in advance, but not a long wait. Really delicious and filling...had shrimps in their homemade sauce...big portion and very tasty!! Prices are average...

Thank Splitcroatia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Come at 5:45 pm and start lining up if you don't want to wait. I called in advance as well. The cataplana (mixed) we had was truly amazing. We had had one the night before at Tavira which was really disgusting but this didn't even deserve comparisons. It was one of the best most hearty thing I've had in this... More 

Thank TravelingJiya
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

when i read some reviews of this restaurant i found them maybe a bit far fetched, however how wrong i was. the food is sublime, the chef is world class and has a very smiley and happy nature.if you never have another meal have the ' prawns home style' truly amazing. yvonne had sea bass, faultless. now then !it is... More 

Thank larry w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $15
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?