Restaurants

Top Choice Portuguese in Lagos

A Forja

Like an Italian trattoria, this buzzing adega tipica pulls in the crowds – locals, tourists and expats – for its hearty, top-quality traditional food served in a bustling environment at great prices. Plates of the d…
International in Lagos

Dom Vinho II

Removed from the main-street bustle where its parent restaurant stands, this elegant upstairs dining area boasts solid dark-wood furniture and a refined feel. Service is truly excellent, and there's a top list of vi…
Cafe in Lagos

Café Gombá

Although around since 1964, this traditional cafe-bakery with 21st-century decor looks more like it opened in 2014. Elderly locals hang out here for the best cakes, coffees and sandwiches in town, and it's correspon…
Tapas in Lagos

Cervejaria Dois Irmãos

Locals and passing tourists alike head to this relaxing and stylish place housed in a quaint old building on Praça do Infante. The sublime selection of petiscos (tapas) includes everything from pipis to pork ear. Ca…
Portuguese in Lagos

Adega da Marina

This barn-like place is a bit like a Portuguese grandmother: she hasn’t changed her hairstyle in a while, but she still dishes out generous portions of reliable (and economical) grilled chicken and seafood favourite…
Seafood in Lagos

O Camilo

Just north of Ponta da Piedade, perched on the cliffs above pretty Praia do Camilo, this place is synonymous with excellent seafood dishes. Specialities such as clams, sea bream and tuna steak are on offer daily. Th…
Cafe in Lagos

Mimar Café

One of the town's best-value casual eateries, Mimar is excellent for coffees and breakfasts, plus home-baked meals (accompanied by scrumptious salads). Daily lunch specials are great deals for around €4. There's an …
Portuguese in Lagos

Arribalé

Tucked away on an atmospheric street, this super-compact place offers a short, simple menu of mostly salads and grilled meat, though it also does a vegetarian dish of the day. The owners are friendly, quality is hig…
Portuguese in Lagos

Atlântico

Head to Meia Praia to experience this restaurant, where the owner is a bit of a character and the food is expertly prepared. There's a bar, a stunning terrace with beach views and a very old wine collection. The men…
Cafe in Lagos

Bora Café

Tiny Bora is the ideal place for your healthy fruit and veggie fix in the shape of soups, salads, sandwiches and delicious batidos (fruit milkshakes – try the mango flavour). The place is so small it simply has to s…