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O Escondidinho

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Beco Cemiterio 2, Lagos 8600-000, Portugal
+351 282 760 386
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Porto, Portugal
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm so happy that I found that restaurant. It looks like old-traditional portuguese restaurant with astonishing atmosphere. The prices are good and food is great(ordered fishes were fresh). That was a first time, when I was able to feel the portuguese style so well. I recommend it so much.

Thank kfkochanski
Todmorden, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the walk up the hill to find this place. Greeted by the owner giving us a couvert of chilled muscat, lovely olives, bread and marinated sardines. The house wine comes by the half pitcher and is a very reasonable price. We selected our fish from the fridge and it was then grilled over the coals outside. Delicious fish,... More 

Thank dgreenwood2016
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have many kinds of fish food but I think the value is not good for the price. It seems like a local restaurant but actually it is touristic one. The food is also not impressive, just so so.

Thank 상현 백
Pinerolo, Italy
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go there and enjoy the genuine atmosphere and fresh fish!sardines, dourada and tuna! all was delicious! it's better to go at lunch time!

Thank martaaaaa2
Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This is a smallish restaurant tucked away in a back street - thus the name 'hidden' - with a specialty of grilled seafood. We had a large platter for a reasonable amount, and a plate of razor clams that were very tasty though weird-looking (long narrow tube shells with long yellow 'clams' inside). The host was very friendly - he... More 

Thank John G
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The best place for grilled sardines is this hidden restaurant behind the graveyard. To book is not a solution, either you go late for lunch but be aware...they do not serve you if you go after 3pm. Fin8sh with the almond pie. Gilberto e Cidália are there for more than 35 years. jokas

Thank Menanda
British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

If you like fresh seafood, cooked to order, and an unassuming, genuine atmosphere and service; make a reservation and enjoy.

Thank Kalamalka2
Alsager, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Surprising find on back street. Simple lunch of fish of which there was a good selection. Friendly service.

Thank Pikemere
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This restaurant specializes in fish dishes. In the menu there are at least 20 fish dishes while the number of meat dishes is less than 5. We had booked a table for dinner at 7.00 p.m. On entering the restaurant we were made to feel very welcome. Throughout our dinner the service was excellent, very friendly and relaxed. Even the... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

This is a place which is hard to find,its up behind the Tivoli.It is a portugese restaurant which specialises in fish.Do not expect linen tablecloths & huge menus,what you get is perfectly cooked fish (order sardines & they just keep coming).Fish potatoes salad carafe of wine perfect!.No need to dress for dinner.

Thank Lyn321

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Portuguese
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beco Cemiterio 2, Lagos 8600-000, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Lagos
  • Phone Number: +351 282 760 386
At the top of the hill behind the Tivoli Hotel. Small local family-run restaurant.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?