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“Wish I'd had the opportunity to try the food !”

Restaurante O Alcaide
Ranked #45 of 420 Restaurants in Lagos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $38
Cuisines: Portuguese, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Restaurant 'O Alcaide', a very nice place for lunch or dinner in a family atmosphere, a delicious meal accompanied by good wine. Come and see our specialties!Opened in September 2009, O Alcaide is located at Rua Porta da Vila, near the Fire Department in Lagos. O Alcaide is the ideal place to enjoy your meal in a relaxed and familiar ambient. O Alcaide is open everyday for lunch and dinner.
Reviewed May 25, 2013

We visited this resteraunt due to all the great reviews on trip-advisor on the 24th of may. However we after waiting for 35 mins our order hadn't been taken. We waited over 20 mins before the waiter took our drink order, but that didn't turn up either. We got so fed up we left. The place was pretty busy but we were not the only ones waiting without drinks . There was a table of 6 who seemed to be getting the waiters attention. I don't know whether they usually have more staff, but even so get. The basics right , get the customer some wine and give them bread !, it will keep them happier and not as irritated as how I was left feeling !, what a shame was looking forward
To it too.

Thank Helen L
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LucioDias, Owner at Restaurante O Alcaide, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2013

Hello! I would like to express my sincere apollogies for the service at that day in the restaurant! But this restaurant dont work with dish of the day, and so the service is not as fast as expected like other restaurants. Guests that come to our restaurant know that they need to wait. Beside that we had more clients that was suposed to have, that contributed for the delay in the kitchen and service! We will wait for a new visit and we will love to serve you! Hope you come back and try, since you dind't! Thank you for your review! And hope to see you again!

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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Went to this restaurant earlier this month whilst on holiday in Lagos. We saw the excellent reviews on this restaurant on trip advisor before we went and sought it out. So glad we did, it may not be somewhere you would come across if just keeping to the main areas,where there are numerous restaurants, its up a hill in a more residential area, although only about a ten minute walk from the front.
The food was lovely very fresh ingredients and a great choice of dishes. On the two nights we ate there we had excellent steaks, one with a fresh pepper sauce and wonderful fish dishes. All reasonably priced and the portuguese wine was delicious. The service was excellent and the staff very helpful if asking about any of the dishes or wines.
If you're in Lagos give it a try I'm sure you wont be disappointed.

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Thank chippy101
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

What a restaurant! It takes the freshest ingredients and the best traditions of portuguese cuisine and serves food that is good to look at and tastes superb. The atmosphere is calm and welcoming and the wine list offers a fine selection of portuguese wines. We were shown the fresh fish of the day and selected sole. We were then offered bread with pate, shrimp and fresh herring starters to whet our appetites. We shared clams, beautifully cooked in wine, parsely and garlic. Our griled soles followed accompanied by garlic potatoes and a garnish of vegetables. We shared a tart nada which came with a shaker of cinnamon to use to season it. Our coffees were accompanied by a liquorice jelly and a small glass of moscato on the house and all for an astonishingly reasonable price given the quality and quantity of the food. We are returning to this serene, outstanding family restuarant.

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Thank vandasin
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Great spot for good food on that special occasion when you are looking for the best. Service, food and atmosphere were all above average.

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Reviewed April 16, 2013

I had smoked swordfish as a starter, which was completely new to me; surprisingly salty but it was served on a bed of mixed leaves which worked well. My partner had a beautifully ripe, large slice of melon, and we shared a medium sized sole as our main dish. Accompanied by a decent white wine recommended to us by the waiter. The service was very pleasant, attentive but not intrusive, a balance which has been a frequent experience on this trip to the Algarve. I will return next time I'm in Lagos. It's a bit of a hike up there from the centre, but it's downhill on the way back!

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