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“Lovely Food, Lovely People.”
Review of Restaurante Carlos

Restaurante Carlos
Ranked #218 of 430 Restaurants in Lagos
Cuisines: American, Portuguese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

As already stated in a previous review I have been visiting this area of the algarve for nearly 30 years. Until now I had never tried this restaurant. This is one to add to the list as a must visit for every time I am over here.
The service here is fantastic without being overly attentive. The waiter and lady that owned the place were ever so polite. Good quality food and portion sizes were more than ample. Large beer (caneca to the locals) is just €2.20.
Fantastic attitude towards children (mine are 10, 6 and 11 months) and kids menu also available.
Once again this restaurant is not in the main centre, if you are heading out of Lagos towards Luz you get to a set of traffic lights at the junction for the "intermarche" supermarket. Take a left at these lights, proceed to the next small roundabout and the restaurant is on your left. Ample free parking nearby. As I have family living in the area I will definitely return to sample the other dishes.
Overall a great experience.

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3  Thank crt123
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

Very nice large family style restaurant. It seems popular with the locals. The pork was delicious and the sea bass was very fresh and also delicious. This was a little off the beaten path but close to the Aqualuz Hotel.

Thank Brett G
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

We were lucky enough to return to beautiful Lagos and a visit to Restaurante Carlos was a must.Great welcome from Carlos,Christina and Christina's mother.Food as aways was delicious our choice of Seabass & Monkfish rice followed by warm chocolate cake and lemon ice-cream.finished with lovely glass of port.Hope to visit again very soon.

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1  Thank PaulineS52
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Tucked away near the big "Intermarche" supermarket, this is a real culinary find. Excellent traditional Portuguese fare with an Angolan twist - Carlos is a retournado & his wife, Christina is Ukrainian. The food is always fresh, the portions are generous, the service is attentive but not oppressive, and the value quite remarkable. A fine place to sample good Portuguese cuisine in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. We stay in Lagos two or three times a year and this restaurant is a definite dining fixture.

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Thank George R
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

We spent 2 weeks holiday in Puerto Mos, Lagos last month. We went to the big Intermarche supermarket and spied the Carlos Restaurant sign advertising chargrilled chicken and steaks across the road. As big carnivores, we wasted no time in sampling the Brazilian style picanha steak with chips, rice and beans. It was seriously delicious and a very generous portion. We decided right there and then to go back again and try some of the other Portuguese and Angolan dishes on the menu. We returned 2 more times and loved everything we had. The feijoada (traditonal bean and meat stew), prepared just once or twice a week, was a particular treat. If this weren't enough, the service was amongst the best we've ever had. In all seriousness, the eponymous Carlos is incredibly friendly, chatty, and he explains all about the food. He is a complete football fanatic (and former player) and shows the big matches on his wide TV screen. Each meal we had at Carlos' was memorable. Obrigado Carlos - ate a prossima!

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Thank RayJayJunior
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