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Top Lagos Restaurant Guide


With your holiday enjoyment in mind, we present a guide featuring the best restaurants in Lagos. We've categorized them to help you choose according to your interests and, of course, your appetite.


Traditional Portuguese Food

A Comidinha (+351 282 782 857)

Arguably one of Lagos' restaurants with the most typical recipes and regional food. Located near the centre of Lagos, the ambience is cosy, the service personalized, and the dishes, wines, and desserts reflect the best of the Algarve and other regions of Portugal. Open from 12 pm to 22 pm. Closed on Mondays.


Casinha do Petisco (+351 282 084 285)

It's one of the most sought-after restaurants in Lagos, not only because of its small space with an intimate atmosphere and local vibe but also because of the quality of the typical food, with a special emphasis on fish and seafood. Moreover, the portions are generous. Open from 5:30 pm to 11 pm. Closed on Sundays.


International Cuisine


Monte Mar Lagos (+351 968 216 725)

This restaurant offers a stunning view of one of Lagos' iconic spots: Ponta da Piedade. Its cuisine is European, and the ambience is truly unique. European dishes like seafood cataplana, fish fillets with cockle rice, and Portuguese-style liver are on the menu. The architecture of this restaurant stands out in the area, but the rooftop garden shines as the main attraction. Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM and from 7 PM to 11 PM. On Sundays, it opens from 12 PM to 4 PM. Closed on Mondays.


The Green Room (+351 911 791 619)

From Mexico to Lagos, this restaurant in the city centre offers a laid-back atmosphere, good music, and the best burritos and nachos in the region. It's an experience not to be missed. Open every day from 12 pm to 2 am. On Sundays, it opens from 6 pm to 2:30 am.


Pizzeria Itália (+351 282 760 030)

There's no resisting a good pizza, especially when the crust is thin and crispy, and the ingredients are fresh and seasonal. This modern spot offers a romantic atmosphere, with a large wood-fired oven in the dining room. You can dine on the outdoor terrace to soak up the charming atmosphere of Lagos's historic centre. Open every day from 11:30 am to 11:30 pm.


Grilled fish and seafood


O Camilo (+351 968 691 143)

Located on the cliff above Camilo Beach, this is one of the most appreciated restaurants by both tourists and locals, thanks to its stunning sea view, fresh fish, and quality service. It's only a 15-minute walk or a 2-minute drive from the historic centre. It's a must-visit restaurant. Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 12 pm to 11:30 pm, and on Sundays from 12 pm to 5 pm. Closed on Mondays.


O António (+351 282 763 560)

This restaurant is located on Porto de Mós Beach and specializes in baked octopus, roasted kid, shrimp “feijoada”, and Portuguese fish stew. In addition to these specialities, the friendliness of the staff and the sea view provide pleasant moments in this place, which is one of the most frequented by beachgoers. Open from 9 am to 10:30 pm, closed on Mondays.


A Barrigada (+351 282 792 453)

This restaurant, well-known for its delightful grilled fish buffet, recently relocated to National Road 125. Ideal for a feast of fish and other delights of Mediterranean cuisine, not forgetting the desserts and regional wines. Opens from 12 pm to 3 pm and from 7 pm to 10 pm, closed on Mondays.


O Chico Zé (+351 282 798 205)

They're renowned for having the “finest grill in the Algarve,” ensuring fish is promptly served directly onto your plate. It's among the top choices for anyone seeking top-notch grilled fish, a warm ambience, and the genuine feel of an Algarve-style tavern, all set within a stone-built establishment. It opens from 12 pm to 3 pm, except on Mondays and Saturdays when it closes at 4 pm. Closed on Sundays.


Snacks and tapas restaurants


Mar d'Estórias (+351 282 792 165)

Located in Lagos city centre, this venue offers multiple functions beyond dining, but its bistro and rooftop bar are standout features not to be missed. The dishes showcase the best Portuguese cuisine, with fresh, seasonal, and local products that deserve to be savoured, not to mention the ambience, music, and staff friendliness. This is a place worth trying out. The rooftop bar is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm, while the bistro operates from Thursday to Saturday, from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Closed on Sundays.


Casa do Prego (+351 913 505 038)

The fusion of the traditional beef sandwich with gourmet cuisine is just one example of the quality offered at this restaurant, situated on one of the main streets in Lagos city. It's perfect for enjoying a laid-back atmosphere and delicious dishes in the outdoor area, or indulging in a drink on the rooftop bar. Open every day from 1 pm to 10 pm.


A Petisqueira (+351 282 037 406)

This spot is perfect for indulging in the finest Algarve snacks and tapas, highlighting the best Mediterranean cuisine crafted with the gourmet touch that sets it apart. This tapas “tasca” is located on the busiest street in Lagos. Open from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Closed on Sundays.


Sea view restaurants


São Roque (+351 282 792 101)

Perched above the beach, with a view of the sea and offering the best dishes and tapas from the Mediterranean culinary wealth, this restaurant, named after the beach it sits on, combines the delight of seafood starters and pot dishes (fish stews and cataplanas) with the wonderful surrounding scenery. Open from 10 am to 10 pm. Closed on Mondays.


Mar – Restaurant & Bar (+351 282 788 006)

The restaurant with one of the most coveted views of Lagos is Mar — Restaurant & Bar, which offers the best options for fish and seafood. Located on Avenida dos Descobrimentos sits on the cliffs, providing a stunning view over Lagos. Open from 10 am to 10 pm. Closed on Tuesdays.


Gourmet Restaurants


No Pátio (+351 282 763 777)

The international cuisine of this elegant space in the city centre of Lagos offers a variety of dishes, from Thai curry, lamb shank, and fried polenta with asparagus to the delicious Alentejo beef tenderloin. The restaurant's highlight is a romantic and cosy courtyard, from which it derives its name. Open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 7 pm to 11 pm, and Sunday from 7 pm to 10 pm. Closed on Mondays.


Os Artistas (+351 282 760 659)

In this restaurant, you can enjoy the combination of the best recipes from international cuisine with excellent Portuguese wines, enhancing a special gourmet touch. There are several menus to enjoy, with combinations prepared by Chef Caio Felipe Reiter. The tasting menu changes every two weeks. For dinner, choose one of the five available menus (Jardim menu, Portugal menu, Suprême menu, and Chef's menu). Open from 6:30 pm to 10 pm. Closed on Sundays.


Follow our recommendations in this restaurant guide for the city of Lagos.