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“Superb food in Lagos”

O Artista Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #82 of 421 Restaurants in Lagos
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Your local home from home...the most entertaining bar in Lagos, "O Artista" - "The Artist" - is creative in all that it offers. Famous for its awesome atmosphere, excellent entertainment and fabulous food.
Reviewed February 9, 2014

My second visit to this restaurant did not disappoint.

We ordered tornedo pepper and duck a l'orange. Both were totally delicious, so much so that we switched plates halfway through the meal.

We had half a bottle of the house white which complemented the food.

This is fast becoming one of our favourite restaurants in Lagos, and we will return soon.

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Thank Nuncy2014
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

We booked one of the three large horseshoe shaped booths at O Artista for a large group to watch a football game which they assured us would be shown on their numerous TV screens. We sat in the rather uncomfortable booth arrangement, the table is too small so you are constantly leaning forward in order to reach it.
The football game which we came to watch was not shown on their TVs. Disappointed some in our group.
The couvert was awful, oven dried bread, tasteless olives, tired vegetable sticks.
The main courses were OK, our fish was overdone, the sauce was hard to find but the salad was fresh. No one at our table raved about the food.
The service was prompt and friendly.
Altogether the evening was not what had expected based on the reviews we read.

Thank Peekassoh
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

The restaurant is very nice inside, typically Portuguese and the owner is very friendly and speaks good English. My wife and I had the Beef Stroganoff and Filet Pepper Steak, both of which were excellent and we switched plates half way through the meal. The house wine was very nice and reasonable at 8.50 Euros a bottle. Clearly, the lady chef knows what she is doing and we will be back for the quality of the cooking.

Where the place falls down a little bit, is that it is also a sports bar with TVs showing football and golf in the bar area. The volume is turned on, so you can hear the commentary while you eat in the dining area. This is a shame as it ruins the ambience. I can understand though that they need to make an income and drinks in front of the sports represents a major portion of their revenue. It also means people are wandering around while you are eating.

I suspect the evening will be better when people are there to eat only and they have live music. A real find, excellent food.

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Thank David G
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

There was always a warm welcome when you went in and nothing was to much trouble the food we had was served beautifully. There was lots to choose from on the menu.
While we were there, there was a man on a guitar and singing songs from the 60's/70's and he got everyone entertained he was really good.

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Reviewed December 22, 2013

Very nice meal good service and nice ambuiance really nice food was a saxs on while we there was quite a few people in saying it was the sunday before xmas

Thank Ephriam
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