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Restaurants in Praia da Luz

Restaurante Dolphino

This is a very nice restaurant run by a South African couple. It has a very good reputation and is often booked out in advance. Turn right in front of the church, walking past the Bull pub. Follow round the corner to the left and the restaurant is directly ahead of you.

Fortalenza Restaurant

This restaurant has been converted out of the old fort. Excellent ocean views from the dining verandah. Walk past the church to your left and the restaurant entrance is to your right.

A Concha Restaurant

This is one of several restaurants located on the small front promenade overlooking the beach and ocean. Walk down the street past the church on your left. At the bottom, turn left and walk along the promenade.

Paraiso Café Bar

Situated directly on the beach. Good for lunch but gets a little busy with families in the evening. Walk down the street past the church on your left, at the bottom, turn left and walk along the promenade. The Paraiso will be in front of you at the end of the promenade.

Habana Bar and Grill

Situated next to the Paraiso Café bar. Good for breakfast and light lunches. Walk down the street past the church on your left, at the bottom turn left and walk along the promenade to the end.


Restaurants in the local area


Do Cais Bar and Bistro
Lagos Marina

A good, informal lunch menu. Very good dinner menu with very good value house wine complimented by excellent service overlooking the marina.

Borsalino – Spaghetteria Bar

This is a small and cheap but very popular Italian restaurant set in a residential area of Lagos used by local people. A very extensive menu is complimented by a bistro style restaurant. Excellent food and cheap wine. There is a small terrace outside the restaurant which is used for dining during the hot summer months.

Linda – The Beach Bar
Meia Praia Beach, Lagos

A lovely beach bar right on the sand of Meia Praia beach. Very good for either lunch or dinner. Particularly nice for dinner... reserve a table on the outside deck overlooking the bay on a summers evening,

Restaurante Florestal
Barao San Joao

Closed for dinner on Sunday and all day Monday. This is situated about 6n miles inland in the National Forest. It was featured in the Daily Mail travel section as one of the best restaurants in Portugal (2005). Reserve a table on the outside dining terrace in the summer months which overlooks the forest and the valley below. Good for lunch and especially dinner, excellent service. Not the easiest of restaurants to find but well worth the effort.

Cachoa Restaurant and Art Gallery

Open Sunday to Wednesday, dinner only. A favourite restaurant, go early during your stay and it is likely you will go back a second time. Set beautifully in the valley between Luz and Lagos. A lovely setting both inside and outside of the restaurant. An excellent menu complimented by attentive service. Reserve a table on the terrace during the warm summer evenings. It is recommended that you DO BOOK for this restaurant.

Burgau Beach Bar and Restaurant

Closed Monday evenings. This is situated directly on Burgau beach. Offering light lunches and a mainly fresh fish menu for dinner. Very popularand almost imposiible to enjoy dinner without making a prior reservation.

Cabanas Velhos Beach Bar and Restaurant

This is a recently constructed restaurant situated directly on Cabanas beach. Very nicely furnished and offers a good menu. Tables available inside and on the wooden deck overlooking the ocean.


Restaurants in the historic quarter of Lagos

There are many individual shops, restaurants and bars set within the historic district. This is a small but fairly hilly part of Lagos which rises up from the water opposite the Marina area. All restaurants are situated within a short walk of each other but the narrow streets can be confusing at times. Ask for directions as they are all well known to the locals.

Restaurante Dos Artistas

Closed on Sundays. Excellent food and service. Perhaps the best restaurant within the historic quarter. A little more expensive but well worth it. Reserve a table on the inner open courtyard to the rear of the restaurant during the summer months.

O Cantinho Do Mar Restaurant

This is a small Portuguese restaurant of a bout 8 tables. Very cheap but excellent menu served by a team of pleasant waiters. Situated in a small side street almost directly opposite the O Dom Henrique restaurant.

O Dom Henrique Restaurant

A modern and very friendly restaurant with a good menu.

O Navigadores Restaurant (The Navigator)

An excellent restaurant. Good menu with plenty of choice available. Reserve a table on the top floor overlooking Meia Praia beach and the local coastline.