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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…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Lagos

Ponta da Piedade

Protruding south from Lagos, Ponta da Piedade is a dramatic wedge of headland. Three windswept kilometres out of town, the point is well worth visiting for its contorted, polychrome sandstone cliffs and towers, comp…
Top Choice Bar in Lagos

Bon Vivant

This long-standing central bar is far classier than some of the nearby options, takes some care over its mainly R&B music and makes an effort to keep patrons entertained. Spread across several levels with variou…
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…
Bar in Lagos

Stevie Ray’s Blues Jazz Bar

This intimate two-level candlelit joint is the best live-music bar in town, attracting a smart-casual older crowd. At weekends it has live blues, jazz and oldies. Admission is free, but a €5 minimum consumption is a…
Bar in Lagos

Linda's Bar

A madly popular beach hang-out, with fab food, good salads, cocktails and tunes.
Museum in Lagos

Museu Municipal

Lagos' town museum, an old-fashioned but lovably curious collection, holds a bit of everything: swords and pistols, landscapes and portraits, minerals and crystals, coins, china, miniature furniture, Roman mosaics, …
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…
Church in Lagos

Igreja de Santo António

This little church, bursting with gilded, carved wood, is a stupendous baroque extravaganza. Beaming cherubs and ripening grapes are much in evidence. The dome and azulejo (hand-painted tile) panels were installed d…