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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
  • 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.
Sponsored by: Real Portuguese Cuisine

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. First Class Evening
1. First Class Evening
"We had a wonderful Evening in this charmy, little Restaurant!"
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2. Awesome dining time
2. Awesome dining time
"Really great restaurant."
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3. Great Service and Food
3. Great Service and Food
"Great traditional Portugese food, atmosphere, service and value."
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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.
US$28 - US$57
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Portuguese
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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place on TripAdvisor and it really lived up to its reviews. The food was seriously delicious. I ate the Portuguese steak and pear cooked in Port wine dessert. One of the best meals I've eaten in a long time. The waiter, Rodrigo, was...also very friendly and helpful. You could tell that he had a genuine interest in food/tastes and that he knew what he was talking about. So I really recommend this place.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unforgettable evening at this amazing tiny restaurant. Such a lovely place! Rodrigo was an excellent host, thank you so much! See you next time :)

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 28 October 2021

We had a nice meal here, but its a touch overpriced. The service was good, but with a slightly aloof affectation. We had to wait 30 minutes for our starter, when I enquired if it was on its way, I was told everything was freshly...prepared, ie. 'don't be impatient'.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 27 October 2021 via mobile

From start to finish the service was amazing, friendly helpful colleagues that where attentive but not over bearing. The waiter helped me pick a delicious Portuguese Sauvignon Blanc, one of the best white wines I have had. We had the house mini starters along side...some delicious king prawns, cooked to perfection and the sauce was delicious. Mains I had the Tuna and my had the “Portuguese steak” the Tuna perfectly cooked to my liking seasoned beautifully again with a delicious light sauce that complimented the tuna beautifully. My wife steak Portuguese was cooked perfectly and totally delicious. They had a “lamb shank” special but unfortunately they needed a bit longer or my wife would have most likely had this dish, Tuna steak is the star of our meal. Friendly staff and very nice Chef who was happy to have her picture with me. Will definitely return to this highly rated restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 21 October 2021

This was the best food we had during our 2 week stay in Portugal. The service was quick and our waiter, Rodrigo, was very attentive - ensuring drinks were always topped up and that we were happy with our food. Thank you, we will definitely...be coming back!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 18 October 2021

We weren't able to get to this restaurant on a first attempt due to its popularity but on another visit to Portugal we made sure we booked early, and so glad that we did. The food, service and atmosphere was superb. I can't praise our...waiter enough, I think his name was Rodriguez, for his wonderful friendly service. He was very attentive and informative and deserves a special mention for making our dining experience so enjoyable. If you book this restaurant you won't be disappointed and we will certainly be back.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 12 October 2021 via mobile

We call here every time we are in Lagos. Always happy here, never disappointed. The service is first class, the food is wonderful. Small but perfectly formed. We are home now, so until the next time…….!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 October 2021 via mobile

Superb food. Everything fresh. Very pleasant staff. In a nice streetin the centre of Lagos. We are going back tomorrow! We spent ten days in Portugal but never came across this quality.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 5 October 2021

We booked in advance on a Friday night and are glad that we did. The restaurant is quite small with a few tables both inside and outside. The service was great, Rodrigo was more than happy to advise and assist where he could. The food...was stunning. The cod carpaccio special starter and anchovy starter were both beautiful. We also had the sea bass and filet mignon dishes as mains. Couldn’t fault our visit.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 October 2021

High quality for which the prices are higher than most other restaurants we went to. Service was good and friendly. Head waiter tried a bit too hard but Duda is delightful. Definitely best to book especially if you want to eat outside at a popular...time.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Hi Paddy please telephone the restaurant.
17 October 2017|
Response from Joao P | Property representative |
Hello, Sorry we are close for Christmas. Best Regards João
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Frequently Asked Questions about Real Portuguese Cuisine

Yes, Real Portuguese Cuisine is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

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