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O Cangalho

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Parque Zoologico de Lagos | Quinta das Figueiras; Sitio do Medronhal, Barao de Sao Joao, Lagos 8600-013, Portugal
+351 282 687 218
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited O Cangalho after spending a rather wet morning at Lagos Zoo. We hadn't planned to visit it but there is good advertising at the zoo for it and as it was a wet soggy day, we thought we would give it a try. The young guy running the restaurant gave us a very warm welcome. He explained there... More 

Thank Caroline R
Lagos, Portugal
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130 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant catered for over 50 ladies for a lunch. We had to choose our menu a week before the lunch, had choices between three starters, three mains and three desserts. The lunch was for ONE o'clock. Well the mains was served at three. They had 2 waiters serving the food for all of us. That was a bad choice!... More 

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paulofigueiras, Proprietário at O Cangalho, responded to this review

Dear ???? ( diplomatBonn ) Is very sad your comment!! Maybe you are a super perfect person but i feel happy that between 50 people having lunch you were the only unhappy one. In case that you don`t know, you should be carefful before you write such a comment at tripadvisor because this is a public area that can influence... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Probably the most authentic Portuguese restaurant left in the Algarve. The food is amazing, the service excellent. If you book to go on a Fado night you will experience something that not may people ever get the opportunity to enjoy..

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paulofigueiras, Proprietário at O Cangalho, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion. Secrets are for special people!!! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

O Cangalho is located next to the Lagos zoo but has no obvious connection to it. But what it does have is fabulous authentic Algarvian food, an old fashioned family feel, a warm welcome and, on Tuesdays, fantastic traditional fado. I went with my family inc girls aged 21, 19 and 16. They were transfixed by the singing and enjoyed... More 

2 Thank Kevin J
Athens, Georgia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a Fado show during our visit to Algarve. We were not disappointed! Made a 9:00 PM reservation, and the show started around 9:30 PM. A professional singer and two professional guitarists performed, as well as the owner himself. The atmosphere was extraordinary, the food was outstanding, and the performance was first rate. I am not a... More 

1 Thank LisaR_GA
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We popped in for lunch whist visiting the zoo and I am so glad we did. Attracted by the lunch menu we went in, the restaurant is really big and had a roaring fire burning away in the hearth. Service was great, the chicken casserole was fantastic and arrived in a big sizzling pot, good rustic home cooking, we loved... More 

Thank 186460Julie
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Totally surprised by this great little restaurant attached to the Lagos Zoo. Food was great and reasonably priced. Ambiance was charming and the restaurant was much cleaner than many we have visited on our vacation. Zoo was very nice as well, so all in all a great half day.

Thank Aaron B
Lagos, Portugal
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Our Ladies Lunch group had a Lunch here. A cool, quiet oasis! The food was very good and the service was excellent.A very typical Portuguese experience. Our next visit is going to be on a Tuesday evening when they have Fado.

Thank Patsy67365
London UK
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102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is a family run establishment that clearly aims to provide a good quality experience. The food is outstanding and service was friendly and efficient. The menus is varied and there is a good selection of wines. The Fado singing on a Tuesday evening is not to everyone's taste but the owner joins in and it is a good traditional... More 

1 Thank 2travelersLondonUK
Warrington, United Kingdom
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396 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

We were fortunate to have friends who live in the area and knew of O Cangalo restaurant or otherwise we wouldn't have thought to go there. The restaurant is attached to Lagos Zoo, which held no attraction for us, but the restaurant is a gem and doesn't require access to the zoo. The room is large ( is often used... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Portuguese, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Parque Zoologico de Lagos | Quinta das Figueiras; Sitio do Medronhal, Barao de Sao Joao, Lagos 8600-013, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Lagos  >  Barao de Sao Joao
  • Phone Number: +351 282 687 218

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?