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€6 - €14
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here from England with friends who are Portuguese. Food is very authentic Portuguese and the portions are enormous. Portuguese pork and the Portuguese steak are both very good. Service is attentive. This restaurant is only small so be aware that there can be...very long waits for walk-ins, even on weekdays. Recommend booking several days in advance.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

Traditional food at its best 👌 we had to wait 2 hours before there was a table free . But worth the time waiting . I took grilled seabase .the rest of the table cattaplana . ..

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2023

Fabulous food was only topped by the experience with the staff. Definitely recommend to go there. Our table had a mix of seafood and steak meals. All were excellent. The staff were very engaging and warm to deal with.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 21 September 2023 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this restaurant, very popular with tourists, it’s advisable to book ahead. We booked on Saturday for next available slot on Wednesday avoiding a long queue for a walk in. Food was great and the service was excellent.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 September 2023

I cannot begin to express my gratitude for being able to get into this amazing restaurant. The food was just beyond! The owner and her family completely made this a welcoming experience. They quickly became like my own family. But, that aside, the food was...just incredible.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023 via mobile

We heard of this little gem of a restaurant and had to try for ourselves. Arrived at 5:50 and were seated immediately which was lucky because 10 minutes later there was a queue of 10 people. We were greeted by a lovely young male waiter...who gave his recommendations of scallops in a delicious sauce and of course the incredible Cataplana. The dishes did not disappoint and were absolutely the best food we had while in Lagos. We also tried the spaghetti with prawns which was the best pasta dish we’ve ever had. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in Lagos. Will visit again next year!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 16 August 2023 via mobile

Waited 2 hours, which we didn’t mind as thought it would be worth the wait. My partner and I don’t eat meat for health and ethical reasons so we ordered the Cataplana with prawns and clams. Upon eating the Cataplana which was ok but not...exceptional, I found pork in my food, I asked a male waiter who lied and said it was vegetable (clearly wanted the issue to go away) I then asked the waitress who confirmed it was pork and got the other waiter. Mistakes happen but the next part was awful. The younger waiter talking to us apologised, but the first male waiter started shouting across the room “ ITS ONLY A PIECE OF MEAT”. Upon realising our concern the chef in the kitchen also started shouting. The waiter talking to us offered a new dish but by this point we asked to leave. We then heard them all arguing over the bill, with no apology from the female older owner who placed the bill down angrily minus the cost of the dish. We waited two hours at night (all excited to try this hot spot) to be shouted at, made to feel like it was our fault and to leave hungry. Based on this approach, avoid. Customers matter more than this.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 10 August 2023 via mobile

Quite possibly the best dining experience I’ve ever had. The food was incredible. Cataplana was incredible. We also had the prawn pasta which the best pasta I’ve had in my entire life. The family that runs it is so friendly and caring for their customers....You can tell they really care. They were so friendly and happy and really made the whole experience amazing.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 9 August 2023

One word: Cataplana. That’s really all that needs to be said because this is, by far, the best Cataplana restaurant in the world. Full stop. Make reservations or get there early because this place gets busy! Charming family management and an amazing patriarch chef. Can’t...wait to go back.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 5 August 2023 via mobile

Average not Portuguese. Just dull. Nothing traditional the piri piri is not authentic at all. The chicken on the bone was bland and a spray of aldi piri on the top. That isn't piri piri. Just nonsense

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 19 July 2023 via mobile

Great authentic Portuguese food and friendly service. huge portions! Great cataplana and the prawn pasta was the best I've ever tasted!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 27 June 2023

Make a res (they only accept bookings up to 7:30pm I believe) or arrive late -- we got there around 10pm and only waited about 30 minutes for a table. The cataplana for 2 was to die for. It could easily feed 3. And the...waiter also recommended a local red wine that was the perfect accompaniment. Loved it!!!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 25 June 2023

Recommend by a friend and popped up on several searches. Was one of the best meals we've had while travelling. The cataplana is not to be missed. We choose prawns and clams which comes with a large portion of rice and fried plantains. The sauce...lived up to the hype. We made reservations ahead of time as was suggested and glad we did as they were packed and a line of people was waiting outside in hopes of getting a table. Service was great, atmosphere quaint-family run and a gem if you are in Lagos. Daughters tried steak and pasta instead of cataplana and were happy with their meals as well. Portions are huge. Prices are right.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 21 June 2023

This place is not worth the hype. We waited much longer than told, people in front of us who left the queue and missed their spot were allowed in ahead of us. We should have left then. The grilled fish we ended up having was...over cooked and dry. The wine was average. Try A Forja for better service and genuinely better food - with no hype.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 18 June 2023 via mobile

We got lucky to get a table here as we were passing by early in the evening and they had a table spare as later on in the night there were lots of people queuing up outside to get a table. The service was really...friendly and attentive. We had the home style Cataplana, which was really tasty and a huge portion for 2 people, so was really good value for money.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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They do take reservations. But they are usually booked. I recommend doing it days in advance!
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hopefully not but (it is very small and narrow) I do not know for sure
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