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“Best in Lagos”
Review of O Escondidinho

O Escondidinho
Ranked #61 of 420 Restaurants in Lagos
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: At the top of the hill behind the Tivoli Hotel. Small local family-run restaurant.
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Unspoilt, traditional restaurant, very friendly staff and best service too. If you like fish,this is the best in Lagos, the real deal. Dont be put of by the antiquated appearance- youll love it and want to go back.

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Reviewed September 11, 2013

This place was recommended to us by a local working in another restaurant in Lagos. She said it was where all the Lagonians went for their fish as it was excellent value for fish. We went and it was a magnificent experience. Our referrer told us to book as we wouldn't get a table otherwise but we didn't and chanced it anyway. The place was heaving but we luckily nabbed a table for 2 inside. We sat and got our drinks and observed everybody chowing down with smiles. The owner served us and recommended the mixed grilled fish. The platter came shortly containing 5 types of BBQ'ed fish. Swordfish, sea bass, bream, tuna steak and cabbard. Delish! enough food for 4 peeps. We devoured it and were completely satisfied. The bill seemed wrong as it was so cheap but it was accurate making this the best value restaurant in Lagos. 10/10

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Thank RubioAlvarez
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

A nice restaurant located in the heart of Lagos, where one can have the fish "rodizio" for a low price with fantastic food! A place to visit if you want good fish!

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Thank AgapeMelo
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

We found this restaurant by chance at the back of the Tivoli Hotel.
Quite simply the best authentic Portuguese restaurant I've eaten in yet and this is my 4th visit to Lagos.
No frills, just superbly fresh fish cooked on an outside charcoal grill.
I had Tuna and I have never seen as fresh a piece of fish as this. Others had Sole and again extremely good.
Greeted with a sherry and a herring dish as a couvert ( not stale bread and tins of sardine paste that everywhere else pushes)

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Thank Lagos11
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

As other reviewers mentioned, we had a bit of trouble finding the place. As my wife was not sure about the place, we asked a local resident for direction as well as her appreciation of the restaurant. She told us it was excellent and we would love it. Well we did! The service was fast and very friendly. I had delicious sardines, while the family shared a mixed grilled fish platter. It was delicious. Yes, the side dishes are just OK and the choice of wine is limited, but it doesn't matter as you go to this restaurant for the best fresh grilled fish. It was one of our most memorable dinner in Portugal and we highly recommend it if you're not too fussy.

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Thank Martin G
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