Best Restaurants in Lagos, Portugal

Lagos, a picturesque coastal town on the Algarve, is where the sun kisses the sea and fresh seafood is always on the menu. Its cobbled streets echo with the whispers of centuries-old stories, and its food scene is a tantalising journey into Portuguese flavours. From traditional taverns to Michelin-listed establishments, Lagos has something for every palate.

If you’re wondering where to satisfy your taste buds while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere, look no further. We’ve scoured the winding streets and beachfront promenades to bring you the best restaurants in Lagos, Portugal, where culinary delights await.


OLI  wine&dine

First up, we have OLI wine&dine, a new restaurant near Praia Dona Ana. Serving a modern menu of Mediterranean dishes, here you’ll be delighted to find that everything is made fresh in-house and using only local products. Choose from hot or cold tapas, fresh seafood, large sharer plates, and sweet yet innovative dessert dishes, such as grilled melon, coconut crunch, mint gel and balsamic reduction. A great selection of wines and spirits are available to complement your meal, and there’s also a children’s menu to satisfy the tastebuds of little ones. Relax in the pleasant beer garden or elegant lounge and enjoy great music, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. With affordable prices, friendly staff, and warm atmosphere, this is a restaurant in Lagos worth visiting. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 12pm to 10.30pm.

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  • Price: ££
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Address: R. Dr. João Maldonado Centeno 11, 8600-512 Lagos

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Casinha do Petisco

Casinha do Petisco is a small yet unassuming gem in Lagos that serves up Portuguese dishes bursting with flavour. It’s a family restaurant that oozes authenticity. When you step in, you’re not just dining; you’re joining the family table. Feast on succulent squid, juicy prawns, and perfectly grilled steak, alongside Casinha do Petisco’s house wine. But the real star here is the Cataplana, a seafood masterpiece. Not only is the food here delicious, but the portions are pretty large and prices are also fair. It’s a busy restaurant so make sure to reserve your seats a couple of days before you dine there.

  • Price: ££
  • Cuisine: Portuguese
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Address: R. da Oliveira 51, 8600-700 Lagos

casinha do petisco

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Casa do Prego

For a taste of tapas heaven, make your way to Casa do Prego, where every bite is a burst of flavour. Established in 2015, the restaurant has made quite a name for itself. Their rooftop bar is a must-visit, offering stunning views to accompany your meal. The seared tuna, Piri Piri chicken, and beetroot hummus are just some of the mouth watering options. For drinks, ask for an Espresso Martini, Sangria or their house wine.  And don’t forget to indulge in the mojito cheesecake for a sweet ending. They’re open for lunch and dinner, plus they also have a kids’ menu. 

  • Price: ££
  • Cuisine: Portuguese
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Address: R. Lançarote de Freitas 18 1º Andar, 8600-605 Lagos

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Photo Credit: Casa do Prego Facebook

Restaurante dos Artistas

If you’re in the mood for a celebration or simply want to dine in style, Restaurante dos Artistas awaits. Nestled in the heart of Lagos, this Michelin-listed restaurant is a testament to culinary excellence. Housed in a historic building that’s over 250 years old, it offers European cuisine with a touch of magic. From tasting menus (including vegetarian) to à la carte options, you’re in for a treat. The extensive wine list and cocktails add to the allure, and if you prefer outdoor dining, be sure to mention it when making reservations.

  • Price: £££
  • Cuisine: International, European, Mediterranean
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Address: R. Cândido dos Reis 68, 8600-681 Lagos

Restaurant dos Artistas Lagos

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Avenida Restaurante

Avenida Restaurante, located near the Marina, is where culinary creativity shines. With Bib Gourmand status, it offers a fusion of European flavours that will leave your taste buds dancing. Seafood lovers will revel in sea bass, oysters, codfish, and ceviche, while steak aficionados won’t be disappointed either. If you’re curious to see the magic happen, ask for a seat at the Chef’s Table to witness the culinary wizardry. Avenida Restaurante is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and is recommended for diners above the age of 12. 

  • Price: £££
  • Cuisine: International, European, Mediterranean
  • Family Friendly: No
  • Address: Av. dos Descobrimentos 53, 8600-645 Lagos

Avenida Restaurante

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O Camilo

O Camilo, a family-run restaurant with over 40 years of history, stands proudly on the cliffs near Praia Camilo. The restaurant was reopened in the summer of 2011, and now has a menu based on the same principles of its origin, quality and traditional Algarve food. It offers panoramic views of the Atlantic and the Algarve’s rugged coast. Dive into a seafood extravaganza with fish soup, grilled squid, and tiger prawns. The restaurant prides itself on using fresh catch from the Atlantic and local produce. We recommend booking ahead to avoid disappointment. Also, make sure to ask for one of the tables that come with a view. 

  • Price: ££
  • Cuisine: Portuguese
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Address: Estr. da Ponta da Piedade, 8600-544 Lagos

O Camilo Lagos

Photo Credit: O Camilo Facebook

Real Portuguese Cuisine

As the name suggests, Real Portuguese Cuisine delivers an authentic taste of Portugal right in the heart of Lagos. From Cataplana to grilled prawns and veal carpaccio, the menu is a journey through Portuguese flavours. Don’t miss the pear poached in port wine or the delectable Chocolate Mousse. The complimentary Port wine served at the end is the perfect finishing touch. Real Portuguese Cuisine is open for lunch and dinner, with both indoor & outdoor seating. It’s a small place so make your reservations in advance if you’d like to dine at this delightful restaurant in Lagos.

  • Price: ££
  • Cuisine: Portuguese
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Address: R. Infante de Sagres 38 40, 8600-743 Lagos

Real Portuguese Food Restaurant Lagos

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Luca’s Rooftop Restaurant

Luca’s Rooftop Restaurant, perched atop Carvi Beach Hotel, offers not only delectable seafood but also breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. From sea bass to lobster, grilled salmon to mussels, the menu is a seafood lover’s dream. The lively atmosphere might even be accompanied by live music on special nights. It’s the perfect spot for lunch or dinner but remember to make reservations to secure your spot.

  • Price: ££
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, European
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Address: Alameda Doutor Armando Soares Ribeiro Dona Ana´s Beach, 8600-500, Lagos

Luca's Rooftop Restaurant

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Arc’da Velha

Last but certainly not least is Arc’da Velha, a charming tapas bar tucked away in the backroads of Lagos’ Old Town. It’s where you’ll discover the essence of local cuisine in a cosy, homely atmosphere. Feast on flame-grilled chorizo, octopus salad, grilled tuna, and an array of cheeses and wines. The warm, chatty staff and wallet-friendly prices make this a local favourite. Arc’da Velha only buys and stocks the seafood & produce they’d need for a day. As such, you might want to arrive early before they start running low on ingredients.

  • Price: £
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Portuguese
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Address: R. do Ferrador 22, 8600-715 Lagos

Arc'da Velha Lagos

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We have a huge variety of villas in Lagos and we can often suggest some restaurants nearby so just chat to us about your requirements and we can help arrange all aspects of your Lagos holiday.

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Disclaimer: We are not affiliated with any of these businesses. This information is gathered from client and staff experiences and feedback and we are happy to share as a helpful guide. We do not vouch for or recommend any service or establishment.