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US$7 - US$15
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service can make or break a place, and while the food was delicious, the service was literally the worst I have ever encountered in over 50 countries I have visited. I understand with different languages miscommunication and will usually give them a pass for it...because I am a foreigner in their country. But we were very clear and not in the wrong and they didn’t even try or care to make it even slightly right. We very clearly and in multiple ways asked for our meal to be packed up and the server threw it out. It was one of the most expensive things on the menu and there was still over half of it left. We were polite but upset about it and he wouldn’t do anything for us so we asked to speak to the owner. He said she was would be right over but both of them walked by our table for over 20 mins. She never came. We asked for the check and got it 20 mins past that. And then after everything they said their machine was down and we had to pay cash. It was a delicious meal and I am just upset that the service turned it from a 5 star meal to a 1 star.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely spectacular food and fantastic service (once you're in). The cataplana that we had here was beyond incredible. The sauce was so fabulous I was licking the bowl till they took it away. We tried to reserve early afternoon for later that evening but were...told the next possible reservation was a week from then. They said we could join a waiting list in the evening, so we arrived at 19:30 signed up for the list and went for a drink. We were seated at 22:40 but I have to admit (even as a rather impatient individual) that it was well worth the wait. Even the chef waved as he received our order. Will definitely return but will book a few weeks in advance. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really great food, their prawns are the top attraction. Friendly servers and super friendly chef :) Tried on a week night but was full, had to book for the weekend. Booking in season seems essential but worth it.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 6 August 2021

We have been visiting this wonderful restaurant fir over 20 years and it never fails to deliver. Great food and service. Thank you Petisco.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 14 July 2021

Cataplana is the best here! It’s a must if you visit Lagos! ❤️❤️❤️ The people here are amazing too. It was difficut to find a table, but it worth it!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 13 July 2021 via mobile

Wow, this place was recommended by a local and it was a pleasure. Creamy fantastic cataplana, delicious crispy potatoes and boiled rice on side. Very big portion! One of best seafood experiences and lovely atmosphere. Too bad we didn't get a chance to come again.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 19 June 2021

Truly local cozy restaurant, run by a family. Great environment, as it's a small -and good- place it will be usually full so booking is advised. The service is friendly and food is fresh and clearly homemade. The cataplana is absolutely fantastic: very abundant and...tasty. As prices are mid-range, this is a great place to try this typical local dish.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 27 April 2021 via mobile

Very rude service, overpriced food. Portions are huge, but food is too salty, calamares not cleaned properly.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 19 December 2020 via mobile

Lovely little restaurant, super clean, with very friendly staff. Only locals and us. The cataplana was delicious, and so was the recommended wine. We will certainly be back to try more items on the menu. Note on desserts: We were looking forward to some home-made...desserts, but the dessert menu looked like they came from a well-known ready-made industrial sweet manufacturer so we didn’t bother.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 5 December 2020 via mobile

Awesome home cooked food. Massive portions and super friendly staff. Hard to get a booking but well worth it

Date of visit: December 2020
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Response from LiPiMiami | Reviewed this property |
Follow Chardychef’s advice!!!! It is exact!!!
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11 August 2018|
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We walked down on our first night in Lagos and made a booking. The didn’t appear on our Google maps.
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Casinha do Petisco is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4