Unlike Lisbon, Lagos isn’t best known for its food scene, but being the adventurers we are, we were still able to find a few hidden gems in this small beach town. In our four days in Lagos we managed to consume our fair share of food and drinks, so I’ve up my favorites from our trip in my Lagos Food & Drink Guide.
- Casa do Prego – We headed here on our first night in Lagos, as we had read great things about it on Yelp. As we suspected, there was a bit of a wait for a table, so in the meantime we headed to the rooftop bar to grab a drink while we waited. The rooftop was the perfect place to sit and enjoy the fresh sea air and one that I would recommend checking out at some point during your stay, even if it’s just for drinks. Once we got our table, I ordered the Tuna Steak while Zach got the Steak Sandwich. Both of our dishes were very tasty and fresh – I would definitely go back if we ever find ourselves in Lagos again.
- Casinha do Petisco – Situated only a short walk from our airbnb in town, this spot is quite a hit for both locals and tourists. That said, I highly recommend making a reservation if you’re planning to go here or else you’re in for quite the wait. We headed here for dinner one night and ordered the spaghetti with prawns, cataplana and so much more. We couldn’t get enough – the food was fresh and flavorful and the whole vibe of the place was very cozy and traditional. If you’re looking for some classic Portuguese seafood in Lagos, this is the spot.
- Cervejaria Doris Irmãos – We popped in here for a round of drinks (or two), after a long day at the beach. Conveniently located right near the center of town, it’s the perfect spot to sit and people watch as you enjoy an afternoon cocktail.
- Ipanema – A rooftop bar and restaurant located above the Carvi Beach Hotel Algarve right by Praia Dona Ana. This ended up being our go-to lunch spot throughout the trip, because not only did it have the perfect views of the beach, but the food was just as good. Over the course of our visits here I had the Shrimp and Caesar salads.
- Ol Bastards – This place had come highly recommended by a few travel guides, so we decided to check it out one night. We tried the fish & chips, fish tacos, the onion rings and one of their specialty rum drinks and were pleased with the variety of the food. After a week of straight Portuguese food we were ready to mix things up a bit. Our only complaint was that our onion rings were a bit small.
- Mynt Bar – We headed here after dinner one night as the sound of live music and laughing lured us in. We had a great time sitting at their outdoor tables sipping on one too many €3.50 mojitos, enjoying the fresh air and the live music inside. I highly recommend this place if you’re looking a casual and cheap night.