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“can't wait to go back”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cantinho Algarvio

Cantinho Algarvio
Ranked #36 of 392 Restaurants in Lagos
Price range: $16 - $38
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Rothesay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“can't wait to go back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

The food in this restaurant is really first class. Carlos is always on hand to suggest the best fish dishes and Gina makes the most wonderful desserts ... her mango mousse is out of this world. Another great dish is the special lamb which needs to be ordered about two days in advance. I have never had a bad meal here and I have been visiting Lagos and Cantinho Algarvio for over twenty years. Top marks also to the staff, Lydia and more recently Edouardo who are always on hand to help and advise and make everyone feel at home with a friendly chat. This restaurant is well worth a visit because once you eat there you will not want to go anywhere else. I can't wait to go back.

  • Visited September 2013
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Sagres, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food, good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

I ate dorada a la plancha ( fish ) and my companion un cangrejo ( see food ), tomato salad and as dessert " flan " can not remember the name in portuguese and porto wine. Everything was excellent. My main course was very good and el cangrejo was fresh ( it was alive in a fish tank bfor we ate it ) the service was fine, and we ate in the terrace.

  • Visited October 2013
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good place to eat seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

We booked to have lobster three nights in advance for four people. We were slightly the worse for wear & left no contact details. On the night of our booking we headed toward the restaurant, one of the waiters spotted us and greeted us warmly - I was impressed that they remembered us and had taken us at our word for the booking. We were offered seating either inside or out and the owner came over to see us to say the lobsters were in the oven. Three of us plumped for the garlic prawns which were magnificent & my Mum had deep fried sardine fillets with aioli. The lobster that followed was excellent. If it had not been our last night we would have returned to try some of the most impressive looking seafood kebabs I have seen. Metal poles are fitted to the tables that support a hanging kebab that sits just above your plate and support some of the biggest prawns & monkfish chunks I have ever seen. Most diners had gone with this option & there were plenty of sounds of approval! Warm, welcoming service & a fine meal.

  • Visited September 2013
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essex
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Good food good value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

The hake fish was great. Small choice for my vegetarian husband but what he had was good,vegetarian food is not popular in Portugal so no

  • Visited September 2013
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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“Still love this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

Just off the main square in Lagos is this little gem of typical home made type Algarve cuisine.
It's been two years since were were last there and it hasn't changed one bit! It is a bustling homely welcoming restaurant with great food at great prices. Carlos and his team are warm in their welcome, and the menu has the local classics and some suggestions of the day.
We ate there twice last week trying various fish and meat dishes. The steak Portuguese style, the pork in fig sauce and the Dorada off the grill were all exceptionally good. On the wine list is an oaked Rose which is unusual and at €13.95 actually well worth every cent.

We cannot split our vote for best restaurant in Lagos between here and Reis - both similar in their virtues and very enjoyable eating experiences. If you like one, try the other!

  • Visited September 2013
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