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Real Portuguese Cuisine

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. First Class Evening
1. First Class Evening
"We had a wonderful Evening in this charmy, little Restaurant!"
463dirkh
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2. Awesome dining time
2. Awesome dining time
"Really great restaurant."
Liisa K
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3. Great Service and Food
3. Great Service and Food
"Great traditional Portugese food, atmosphere, service and value."
LaurenGC2019
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About
Please note: We only can take calls between 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. We are an elegant, cozy, and intimate restaurant in the heart of Lagos. We serve Portuguese cuisine with a twist and always use fresh local ingredients. We provide a warm and attentive service. Our restaurant seats 22 guests indoors and 8 on the terrace facing the street. This is a perfect spot for a nice late lunch or a relaxed dinner.
PRICE RANGE
US$25 - US$51
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Portuguese
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews pork cheeks baked cheese lime mousse portuguese steak poached pear sea bass grilled shrimp potatoes passion fruit sauce complimentary port port wine last night cooked to perfection book in advance fine dining small restaurant food and wine
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic food and great service by welcoming and professional staff! The tuna steak in particular was outstanding! One of the best experiences we had in Lagos. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here in late July 2022. Thank goodness we made a reservation, as there was a line of people hoping to walk in. The food was very good. The staff was friendly, helpful and very welcoming. We ate at a cute outdoor table but...noted that the indoor seating was also very attractive. I would definitely return to this restaurant on my next trip to Lagos.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible service. Started with them claiming that we didn’t have a reservation when we reserved on Fork and confirmed on email. Then the crappy service continued from there. After 2 weeks of amazing service in Portugal, very ironic to be disappointed in a place called...Real Portuguese. Do yourself a favor and avoid it.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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João C, Proprietário at Real Portuguese Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Stasik, Thank you for your time writings a review! Sorry that you did not like it, nobody is perfect and everybody has a right to have bad days, once again sorry. Also thank you for your words! We work hard with honesty in order...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very romantic setting, restaurant located down little cobbled street with nice lighting. The staff were very nice and were very attentive. The food was lovely we had the Lamb Chops and Gambas, both were lovely. Would definitely come again

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Grilled shrimps were delicious as well as beef carpaccio. The star of the evening was definitely the Cataplana (monkfish). The staff is extremely friendly and the prices are reasonable. We definitely recommend it.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 11 July 2022

We agree with all the five stars reviews here. It's located in a narrow lane just off the centre of town. It's small and elegant, the perfect spot for an intimate dinner treat. Food and service were excellent as expected. We also had the pleasure...of a well above average (thank goodness) trio of buskers crooning classic French songs in the lane, only adding to the ambiance. It's a bit pricey but you get what you pay for. Go on treat yourselves.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 20 June 2022 via mobile

Very tasteful experience!😁 me and my girlfriend ordered the tuna and pork cheeks. The combination of red whine and the pork totally blew me away. The Waiter with Black beard was very smiling😁

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 19 June 2022 via mobile

Lovely staff, food and atmosphere. I read trip advisor prior to booking - not sure how people comment about being forgotten about outside… this was definitely not the case. The venue is small so would recommend booking, we managed to Book the night before our...visit. Some really tasty food and would recommend.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 18 June 2022

We had such a great time on this small and cozy restaurant, was a bit busy but The team worked very well! Delocious food, we had cataplana and the duck

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 15 June 2022 via mobile

Our favourite restaurant in Lagos. It has an intimate feel and I would advise you book. Joao was serving us and was very efficient and attentive. The food as usual was fantastic. We had the king prawns, Anchovies to start . Portuguese steak , catalpa...and duck for mains and we squeezed in desserts. Can’t wait to return.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 15 June 2022 via mobile

Excellent restaurant. Everything was delicious from the entrée to the dessert. I stongly recommend the goat and cow melted cheese plate as an entrée, and the sea bass as the main course. Be sure to keep some room for dessert: the lime mousse is simply...light and delicious. Service is very courteous and efficient. You will want to reserve a table since the restaurant can only sit 30 or so people.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 14 June 2022

We ate here on a recent trip to Lagos, was one of our favorite meals, the staff are so friendly and has a lovely atmosphere. Try the Portuguese steak, so so good

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 9 June 2022

We had heard so much about this lovely place that decided to go to check it out. As a professional that I am in this hospitality industry, we were amazed with the exceptional service, higiene, friendly atmosphere. The menu options are very well chosen and...prepared up to unsual high standards. The wine menu as an assortment of magnific choices. Along with the dessert we had the best port wine we tried so far. Price/quality is very fair. We suggest to anyone who as a good taste for cuisine and friendly staff. Thank you for the excellent night We shall returnMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 9 June 2022

Perfect restaurant for a romantic dinner. Very well decorated, the service and the staff was top, very polite , friendly and professional . The food was absolutely delicious. Congratulations to the chef.. Will be back for sure.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 26 May 2022

I have a great deal of difficulty understanding why this restaurant gets the number of excellent ratings that it does. Okay, the food is good, but not exceptional. Service is fine - no complaints. We both had the tuna; it was okay, but much better...prepared tuna is available at least two nearby restaurants at much lower prices; one by one-half. Wine here is expensive and of poor value - 19.5 Euro for a house wine? No value here. If you absolutely insist on linen napkins, fine. But if you want better food, in more reasonable sized portions, go elsewhere. Trip Advisor should amend the "Details" section describing this restaurant to eliminate the confusion around payment alternatives. Our waiter said that their internet connection didn't work because they were in an old building, so only cash would be accepted. Fine, if that's the case, but make that clear up front. I've never been in a "fine dining" restaurant before and spent 85 Euro and been told I had to pay with cash. Very misleading, and very disappointing.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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João C, Proprietário at Real Portuguese Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Larry, Thank you for your time writing your opinion. Unfortunatly we are located in the old town where does not have opticfiber, its an issue that we are fighting everysingle day, and unfortunatly the system drops down often, and on the high season its...More

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Real Portuguese Cuisine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5