Lagos Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Lagos

December 11, 2017 Alida England

There is rich and beautiful history within Lagos’ 14th century walls, from its fortress to picturesque churches like Medieval São João Hermitage and the 17th-century São Sebastião. But that’s all appetizer. People come here for a main-course coastal buffet featuring more than a half-dozen beautiful beaches. Quiet sandy coves are sandwiched between dramatic cliffs. The sandy 2.5-mile stretch of Meia Praia caters to every water sport imaginable. And when you’ve had your fill, you can digest your day with some of the best nightlife in the Algarve region.
Things to do in Lagos

1. Cachoa Restaurant

Cachoa, Lagos 8600-303, Portugal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Central European, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night +351 282 782 822
Excellent
76%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 335 reviews

Cachoa Restaurant

Reviewed By Chris A

Booked for 17 including two young children for a 60th birthday dinner. Great table layout, excellent food and superb service. Everyone complemented the food through each course. Could not be faulted. Chef and waitresses deserve 5* rating. I said we would go back - just need to give them notice - I think there will be more of us in 5 years time for the 65th!. Can' t. Praise them enough. Just wish I lived closer to go every week.

2. Casa do Pintor - Gourmet & Bistro

Largo de Santa Maria da Graca 15, Lagos 8600-518, Portugal Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$290 - HK$432 +351 917 334 398
Excellent
80%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 520 reviews

Casa do Pintor - Gourmet & Bistro

Open for Lunch & Dinner Everyday.

Reviewed By Laurajbone

We popped in from Salema and weren't disappointed!
A lovely small bistro hidden away in the back streets.
Wonderful food, my husband had the pan fried foie gras and the confit duck and said it was the best food he's ever had in the 10years of visiting Portugal.
My lamb was fab.
A very hard working couple with lovely service and attention to detail.
Merci x
We will be back.

3. Restaurante Paraiso

Rua Doutor Alberto Iria 12, Lagos 8600-580, Portugal Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night HK$78 - HK$141 +351 282 761 762
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 206 reviews

Restaurante Paraiso

Reviewed By Andrea B - Morges, Switzerland

Hidden away (almost) but once you find it !!!!
Very good, small restaurant with small Terrace.
I had the steak flambé which did not disappoint, my husband had swordfish which was enormous and delicious.
Home made desserts.
Nice wines.
All with very good service from smiling friendly staff.

4. Arribale

Rua da Barroca 40, Lagos 8600-688, Portugal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night HK$212 - HK$267 +351 918 556 618
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 460 reviews

Arribale

Reviewed By MartynBowes - Bolton, United Kingdom

Had a lovely meal sat outside watching the unique barbecue reminded me of a blacksmiths forge. I had the flaming salami starter and the Mrs had the mushrooms, for mains I had the meatballs and my wife had the sea bream all excellent. Ken the owner is a real character and loves his music. We got chatting to the couple on the next table after our meals and Ken spotted this and bought us a round of drinks..cheers!
Well worth a visit.......

5. Restaurant Vivendo

Estrada Meia Praia, Lagos 8600-315, Portugal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +351 282 770 902
Excellent
82%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 401 reviews

Restaurant Vivendo

Closed for holiday until mid january

Reviewed By SantaFeNomad - Santa Fe

We agree the food and service were excellent. I had the filet steak and it was cooked perfectly and both flavorful and tender. I was thinking I couldn’t order steaks here as the few I did on this trip were not as good as we get in the States, but this was and the sauce was perfect. A glass of the house wine was very good. Evening started with an amuse-bouche of tempura shrimp with chili sauce. Yum.
The decor is dated in a “beachy” pastel way but not offensive. Nice views and light and airy atmosphere. Servers professional and courteous. Everything you’d expect with fine dining except the bill was quite reasonable. I think you’ll really like it.

6. Cafe Odeon

Rua do Castelo dos Governadores 10, Lagos 8600-563, Portugal Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi American, Cafe, European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$47 +351 282 082 160
Excellent
80%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 396 reviews

Cafe Odeon

New this winter - Nothing fancy - just great comfort food cooked to order. American style pancakes - plain, chocolate chip or blueberry. Full breakfast from 3 to 5 Euros. Milkshake or bloody mary. Eat in or Takeout.

Reviewed By Charlie W - Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom

So glad to have found this little cafe/bar, very small but will return again. very friendly people, had a great breakfast last Saturday morning (21st October) Wish we found it before going home, but will return, not just for breakfast but other meals.!! If its busy wait outside its worth waiting.!!

7. Qwazi Hamburgueria

Rua Gago Coutinho, Lagos 8600-593, Portugal Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +351 282 180 547
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 204 reviews

Qwazi Hamburgueria

Reviewed By GlasgowWinelover - Glasgow

Thought this was more out of the way than it was. Really only a 10 minute walk to the Promenade area. Doesn't look as though it's the most salubrious of areas, beside the camp ground.
Went because of the reviews on trip advisor and we always have a day at Lagos when we visit the Algarve.
There is a huge selection of burgers, chicken, beef and vegetarian. Chips on the side are really fab.
We also had mozzarella sticks and chicken wings to share as starters. Really good too.
We were around €60 for 4 of us, starters, mains and drinks. Couldn't do dessert as we were completely stuffed. Try it.

8. Tasca Do Kiko

Estrada de Sao Roque | Centro Nautico Sopomar, Lagos 8600-315, Portugal Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Seafood, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +351 282 046 037
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 617 reviews

Tasca Do Kiko

Reviewed By John W - North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

We're nearing the end of eleven weeks in Lagos and, having also been here before, know the place fairly well. There are all sorts of different restaurants and similar, and the general standard is high.
This was however our first visit to Tasca Do Kiko and we all thought it was excellent: great and interesting food; friendly high class service; and decent value. Indeed I think all four of us were near concluding 'that was probably the best restaurant experience we have had in Lagos'.
You are unlikely to just walk past Tasca Do Kiko, because it is hidden away - over the bridge into the Marina, but then head right rather than left to the usual eateries. It is essentially behind the port and the dry dock containing all the yachts, but still only five minutes walk from the Marina bridge.
It is primarily a tapas style restaurant and you want 2 to 3 per person and the price per tapas is about six euros. Drinks are reasonably priced, and if you do have three tapas each you wont usually require the couvert or a sweet. So, a drink beforehand, a nice bottle of wine per couple, and three tapas each would mean a couple paying a total of about 50 to 60 euros. BTW think about booking in advance, midweek, mid-Feb and it was full by 8pm.
We're heading back to the UK soon, but we'll defo be back at Tasca do Kiko first!!

9. Delhi Darbar

Largo das Portas de Portugal No. 14 | Opposite Repsol Avenida, Lagos 8600-657, Portugal Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +351 282 762 249
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 832 reviews

Delhi Darbar

Reviewed By cnb134 - Marlow, United Kingdom

We tried this restaurant as we wanted a change... it was good but not amazing...
The popadums and sauces were good and the samosas were OK, we were given chicken despite ordering meat... but not a great issue....
We had the butter chicken and lamb passanda from the lunch menu.... each dish had just 4 pieces of meat, so they were mainly sauce.... I know the lunch menu items would be smaller, but 4 small pieces of meat is a bit mean...
The naans were hot and tasty and the rice was good.
However, the service was mixed, one waiter seemed to be training, as he made lots of mistakes... they were friendly and did their best....

10. Casa do Prego

Rua Lancarote de Freitas 18, Lagos 8600-605, Portugal Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Portuguese, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks HK$141 - HK$337 +351 913 505 038
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Casa do Prego

Although inspired in a Portuguese food tradition Casa do Prego is an alternative to the endless traditional restaurants in Lagos. Pregos also called the Portuguese dessert are steak sandwiches that we finish off a tapas meal with. Casa do Prego is the revival of this old food tradition in Portugal.

Reviewed By mountainhi2222 - Denver, Colorado

We arrived without Reservations for dinner for two and luckily they had a table for us. This place takes Reservations and if you are better organized than we, you should consider making them for their busy dinner hour. The restaurant entry we used was up a flight of stairs and if that’s a consideration, you can go around to use their other entrance onto their outdoor patio. For dinner we had 3 of their delicious tapas and especially enjoyed the tuna one. The staff is super friendly and helpful with suggestions.

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