Restaurant Guide: Lagos Area

Inside Restaurant Guide

Price guide for an average three-course meal for two including wine

€    up to €50
€€    €50 – €70
€€€    €70 – €90
€€€€    €90 – €110
€€€€€    over €110

Opening status and hours were verified at the time of print. We recommend calling the restaurants before visiting.


Owned by the couple behind Nah Nah Bah, this trendy vegetarian hotspot is the place to go for something healthy and indulgent. Using local and national products, the inventive flavour combinations will tickle your taste buds with smoothies, juices, açaí bowls, pastries, and coffee. They also host brunch with live music and have several Portuguese wines, craft beers, and refreshing cocktails.

Open every day from 9am to 4pm | Tel: 966 932 269


Specialising in a wide variety of regional products, with a focus on Mediterranean gastronomy, Alma Lusa prepares dishes with the best products. Reinventing typical dishes such as codfish confit with mashed chickpeas, poached egg and roasted pork sausage or salmon with cockle risotto, the menu also features matured cuts of meat such as T-Bone steaks or a Tomahawk for two. Their wine cellar has some of the best national labels, and the staff is happy to lend some expert advice on the best pairings.

Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner | Tel: 924 714 439


Located in the centre of Lagos and boasting elegant and clean décor, A Petisqueira offers an impressive menu based on local and national high-quality products. From tapas to main courses, guests can enjoy traditional Portuguese food with a modern touch, along with some international dishes, all expertly cooked. Established over 10 years, A Petisqueira is already a reference in Lagos regarding the wide range of selected Portuguese wines available, offering the best pairing for your food, as well as delicious desserts. Booking is recommended in high season.

Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner | Tel: 282 037 406


Serving traditional Portuguese flavours with a modern twist, this restaurant is located on the main street in Lago’s centre. The menu features culinary delights such as slow-cooked Iberian pork, piri-piri chicken, codfish fritters. Be sure to try out their Sangria as well.

Open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner | Tel: 914 282 356


This family-owned Indian restaurant makes everything fresh and from scratch, and the chefs specialise in local and regional Indian flavours and techniques. The elegant and warm décor is complemented by several artworks adorning the walls, while the comprehensive menu features a wide variety of flavour-packed dishes, such as Chana Masala, Butter Chicken, the Delhi Darbar Tandoori, and a lovely Prawn Biryani, to name just a few. The restaurant also provides takeaway.

Open daily for lunch and dinner | Tel: 282 762 249


This popular beach restaurant enjoys an idyllic location with great views over the sand dunes and Lagos Bay, with a reputation for its fresh fish and shellfish. The wide-ranging menu offers something for everyone. There is a pleasant family atmosphere, and the service is friendly and personal.

Open from 10am until late | Tel: 282 761 466


Tucked away in Lagos centre, on Travessa dos Tanoeiros, Gorilla Lagos is an Asian Fusion restaurant offering exciting flavours, ranging from Dumplings to Ramen and Pad Thai to steamed Bao Buns. The menu features locally sourced meat and offers many vegan and vegetarian options. The food is complemented by signature cocktails and a range of flavoursome hand-selected natural wines. The well-arranged desserts are not to be missed.

Open every day from 6pm. Closed from late-December to mid-January | Tel: 915 956 357


With one of the most stunning views in Lagos, overlooking the city’s bay, this restaurant offers an array of Portuguese-inspired dishes, from simple snacks such as hamburgers and salads to freshly cooked fish and meat dishes. Perfect for a laidback lunch or dinner with a view, its inviting outdoor terrace is a great spot for a refreshing drink at any time of the day.

Open every day from 10am to 10pm | Tel: 282 788 006


Located in the quieter area of Lagos Marina, this bar is a must for sports lovers who will enjoy the live broadcasts whilst indulging in the wide array of beers and snacks available, or more substantial meals. Boasting a large outdoor area with great views to the marina, the Marina Bar specialities include traditional Portuguese steak, BBQ ribs and full Irish breakfast.

Open every day from 12.30pm | Tel: 282 789 701


A special place dedicated to traditional Portuguese recipes, with a particular focus on those from the Algarve, the bistro at Mar d’Estórias offers regional dishes using local products to ensure quality and authentic flavours. On the first floor and the terrace, you can indulge in dishes full of stories whilst on the ground floor, you can select some products from the grocery store to prepare Portuguese dishes at home.

Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. Tel: 282 792 165


A modern and alluring space in Lagos offering a unique experience. Dedicated to the craft of wine, at Mosto, guests can taste some rare wines by the glass, learn about indigenous grapes, share pairings and even meet with wine producers. Their extensive wine list is complemented with local dishes perfectly paired, and you can look around the walls lined with bottles to take home or as a souvenir. The shop also has a VIP membership with benefits such as a calendar of special events and early access to new wines and tastings.

Open from 3pm to 11.30pm; closed Sunday | Tel: 282 769 527


With a tropical inspiration, Nah Nah Bah showcases fresh and healthy produce in a bold culinary fusion. Featured in The Guardian as a top burger spot in Portugal, this lively restaurant serves up a series of flavour-packed burgers with unique names, including vegan and gluten-free options. Now in two locations, the menu also has pasta dishes, tacos, salads and much more.

Lagos: Open every day from 5pm to 10pm | Tel: 966 237 171
Luz: Temporarily closed | Tel: 910 189 366


Named after the Portuguese word for goose barnacles, this restaurant and seafood shop prides itself on its stunning platters of seafood alongside an impressive wine list. Serving only the freshest seafood and quality meat, the menu specialties include arroz de lagosta (lobster rice stew), traditional cataplana and lobster curry, among other delicacies. They have a classic desserts menu, including the Portuguese Dom Rodrigo, and also serve daily specials.

Open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner | Tel: 936 174 644


Located in the town centre, the PIE Lagos has a unique and laidback atmosphere, serving up craft beer, cocktails, and, of course, custom-made pies. Besides the classics (steak and onion; creamy chicken; and fish), along with a vegetarian and vegan option, guests can pick the ingredients themselves and make their own pies. There is also a variety of bar snacks, such as hot wings or Scotch Egg.

Open everyday from 12.30pm (5pm on Sunday) Tel: 964 780 708


Hidden away in Praia da Luz, this new restaurant promises authentic Mexican flavours with a Portuguese twist. With the freshest ingredients and homemade corn tortillas, the menu features tacos, nachos, ceviches and more traditional Mexican dishes, along with smoothies and açai bowls and natural juices. There are also vegetarian options and tasty desserts.

Open every day for lunch and dinner | Tel: 282 098 541


Hidden away in Praia da Luz, this new restaurant promises authentic Mexican flavours with a Portuguese twist. With the freshest ingredients and homemade corn tortillas, the menu features tacos, nachos, ceviches and more traditional Mexican dishes, along with smoothies and açai bowls and natural juices. There are also vegetarian options and tasty desserts.

Open every day for lunch and dinner | Tel: 282 098 541


Atalaia is a favourite amongst locals thanks to its wide range of traditional Portuguese dishes at accessible prices. The restaurant is known for its grilled fresh fish, especially the grilled sea bass and many steak options, washed down with reasonably priced wine. It is usually very busy, especially during lunchtime, so booking is recommended.

Open every day for lunch and dinner | Tel: 282 789 503 / 927 130 757


A unique culinary experience on the second floor of Lagos Marina, this restaurant brings together delicious food and fun moments. Winner of the Best Spirit Award at Rota do Petisco 2023, the menu offers everything from burgers and fresh seafood to gyozas as well as refreshing drinks, to be enjoyed as you soak in their stunning views.

Open every day from 12pm | Tel: 927 373 613


Located in the heart of Lagos, Taberna da Mó is the latest venture presented by the husband-and-wife team responsible for A Petisqueira. With a clean and fresh decór, Taberna da Mó offers a real experience of home-cooked Portuguese food in a cool and casual atmosphere. As expected, the restaurant also has a very good wine list, complemented with spirits and cocktails. 

Open Monday to Saturday from 12.20pm | Tel: 282 799 445


Located in the Baía da Luz resort, this Italian restaurant leaves a lasting impression on those who have had the pleasure of savouring its dishes. From the tables, you can observe the magic happening in the open kitchen and choose a wine from the extensive wine cellar. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating, where you can enjoy authentic Italian cuisine and a great atmosphere.

Open Wednesday to Monday for dinner | Tel: 282 790 886

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Located at the Martinhal Resort in Sagres, As Dunas is a laidback restaurant that offers a wide choice of traditional Algarvean food at its best. There’s plenty of seafood and fresh fish to choose from — at accessible prices — and in a stunning location, amidst the sand dunes of Martinhal Beach. With its cool deck and contemporary look, this is the perfect restaurant for a relaxed summer lunch.

Open Wednesday to Monday for dinner | Tel: 282 790 886


Serving light snacks, hearty salads and tasty burgers such as the Crispy Cheeseburger with fried onion or the Veggie burger made with Portobello mushroom, soy sauce and homemade guacamole, this beachside bar is great to enjoy the coming warmer months. They also serve delicious pizzas (and you can even create your own) and homemade, sugar-free ice cream made entirely from fruit.

Open every day from 9am | Tel: 282 098 201


Bustling with life, Kelly’s is a staple in Praia da Luz for sports lovers. Serving delicious bar food such as smash burgers, wings, ribs, and much more, this is the perfect place to have a pint and a snack whilst watching your team play on the massive screens. Available for private parties.

Open everyday from 12pm (10am on weekends) | Tel: 282 096 929


Boasting a stunning wine cellar and serving mouth-watering and regionally inspired tapas, Latitude has signature cocktails, artisan craft beers and fine national wines. The extensive tapas menu, prepared with locally sourced produce, is ideal for sharing with family and friends, such as fresh tuna tartar and octopus salad or roasted chorizo with pepperoni piquillo peppers. Just 100m from the Luz seafront, the restaurant exudes a trendy, nautical theme furnished with stunning, upcycled pieces, and they host a popular Sunday Bottomless Brunch.

Open every day from 12pm | Tel: 282 782 115


Offering a wide range of tasty snacks and light meals, from hamburgers and baguettes to the classic English breakfast, Lazuli Bar enjoys a privileged location right in front of the beautiful Praia da Luz beach. Opened for over 25 years, Lazuli’s outdoor deck is the perfect place for a late breakfast or evening drink, whilst inside the large screen TV will please all sports fans.

Open every day from 8.30am | Tel: 282 789 816


Perfect for an after-work drink with friends, Ollie’s quickly became a popular meeting point in Luz. With a friendly atmosphere, courtesy of owner Ollie, the bar serves a huge range of cocktails — the expresso martini is not to be missed —, wine by the glass, beers, and gins, as well as a few tapas to line the stomach in-between drinks.

Open Thursday to Tuesday from 5pm til late | Tel: 918 326 326


Opened in 1965, family-run restaurant Paraíso is located on the sandy beach of Praia da Luz. With a large indoor terrace with sliding windows and a retractable roof, this popular beach restaurant and bar offers stunning views to the tranquil Luz bay. Serving traditional Portuguese food — from tender meat to the freshest seafood — as well as vegetarian dishes and homemade pizzas cooked by the restaurant’s experienced pizza bakers, Paraíso has something for everyone. In the summer, there is also a lounge, where clients can enjoy food and drinks in the comfort of their sunbeds.

Open all day, every day | Tel: 282 788 246


A traditional Portuguese restaurant owned by Paulo and his family, who boast more than 20 years of experience in the business. With air conditioning on the inside and a lovely outside terrace, specialties include the traditional cataplana, fresh monkfish and octopus dishes, as well as great meat dishes, from black pork and Portuguese-style steak to grilled Black Angus sirloin. The homemade desserts are a must and a children’s menu is also available. Reservations are essential.

Open Monday to Saturday for dinner | Tel: 282 792 355


Offering traditional homemade Indian food, Saffron and its sister restaurant have been established in Praia da Luz and Lagos, respectively, for over 25 years. Having received a certificate of excellence from travel review website Tripadvisor consecutively since 2015, both restaurants serve generous portions and their menu includes special tandoori, balti and karahi dishes. The Lagos restaurant is located in the city centre, boasting friendly staff and a great family atmosphere, as well as commodities such as free Wi-Fi. Take-away service is available. Credit cards accepted.

Open every day for lunch and dinner | Praia da Luz: 282 768 825 / Lagos: 282 768 083


Boasting freshly baked pizza, this restaurant has something for everyone. From the BBQ chicken and the ever-popular Meat Lover or an American Hot with pepperoni, green chillies, red onions, and green peppers, Pizza Real also serves delicious curries with different levels of spiciness, just tell the chef how you like it. There are also fresh-made pastas (gluten-free available on request), vegan and vegetarian options and even fish dishes. Take away available.

Open every day from 11.30am to 11.30pm | Tel: 282 788 369


One of the longest-established restaurants in Luz, Restaurante Atlântico highlights the best of Portuguese traditional gastronomy, serving a wide variety of the freshest seafood, meat and pasta dishes. Located in the village’s Avenida dos Pescadores, the restaurant is a must for fish lovers and you cannot miss out on their famous cataplana and seafood rice. They also serve a selection of vegetarian options. With a cosy shaded terrace, the restaurant’s décor showcases a nautical theme. The staff is friendly and efficient.

Open Thursday to Tuesday for dinner | Tel: 926 008 502


A long-established restaurant at Mareta beach, Telheiro do Infante is known for serving some of the best fresh fish and shellfish in Sagres along with great ocean views. With a traditional atmosphere, specialities include popular Portuguese dishes, such as monkfish and shellfish cataplanas and lobster rice. Ensuring the high quality of the produce, the restaurant boasts its very own shellfish nurseries. The wine list features a wide range of white wines and refreshing vinho verde, along with a few quality reds.

Open Wednesday to Monday from 12pm | Tel: 914 232 906


This new restaurant serves traditional Italian dishes with a Portuguese twist. Using locally sourced ingredients and the finest Italian meats and cheeses, everything is made fresh, from their Napolitana-style pizza to the risottos and pastas, alongside Portuguese dishes and their delicious desserts. The drinks menu features a wide selection of wines, cocktails and craft beers.

Open Thursday to Tuesday for lunch and dinner; open all day Sunday from 12-noon | Tel: 920 221 721

Author: Inside Magazines

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