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Vista Alegre

#106 of 320 Restaurants in Lagos
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Rua Ilha Terceira | 19 B 8600-969, Lagos, Portugal
+351 282 792 151
09:00 - 00:00
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Lagos, Portugal
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Hidden away and with an outward appearance of a typical Portuguese cafe, inside is a different story. The rear of the inside is effectively a French fine-dining restaurant. The food is excellent; lobster bisque, tournedo Rossini and a creme brulee with a hint of lemon - all prepared by a quality French chef with a few decades of experience! Service... More 

Thank Phil S
Lagos, Portugal
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This little restaurant has one of Lagos best reviews. Locals and tourist come here over and over. Sympatric French chef Jean Paul makes every thing guaranteed fresh. It might take a little longer, but you will be rewarded with top quality. Over the years we tried fish and meat dishes. All fantastic. This is the only restaurant I know has... More 

Thank Patrick G
Whitworth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The food the chef produces is always top notch. I had the beef curry special on Sunday night and it was delicious. You have to wait along time for your food but it's very reasonably priced. Worth a try

Thank glsautocare
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We booked a table at 7.30 this evening. The service when we arrived was attentive. The menu seemed typically French and very interesting. We live in Lagos and this is our second visit because our first one was so good both In quality of food and service. However not tonight, we ordered our starter which arrived at approximately 20.10 the... More 

Thank JFB22015
Madrid, Spain
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing service in a small typical French/Portuguese restaurant. The quality of the meat in the Tournedó is really good. We also had very good first plates as the shrimps with special sauce and the simple tomatoes with mozzarella with its special sauce. The wine list could be improved and have more options. Congrats

Thank FCR_Madrid
Lagos, Portugal
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a small restaurant giving the best of France in Lagos. It does at time have timing trouble with its service when busy but the food normally justifies the wait.

Thank Roger T
Hilter, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Normally not writing recons but this restaurant is it really worth to mention. Owners are fantastic, our kids love them. Reasonable priced best kitchen in town, and what is best ... offside of the touristic overpriced places with pictures in the menue! The tartare was fantastic, the lamb of my wife unbelievably good, and my seabass more than delicious. If... More 

Thank kellersmann
Lagos, Portugal
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

This hidden spot had all the potential of a gem the food was exceptional however the AC did not work and the fumes from the kitchen were overpowering my experience was ruined by very sore eyes

Thank Alison F
Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Coming to Lagos for 10 years. First time at this restaurant. Hard to find but what a find. Food to die for. Definitely make the effort as food and friendly service won't disappoint. Really enjoyable. Thanks so much.

Thank DPRaph
Perth, Australia
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

This little restaurant was recommended by a friend. It is small and well tucked away. I expected great things but came away rather disappointed. The food is good but not fantastic although reasonably priced. Lamb shanks with a couple of tiny potatoes and some veg was a little unbalanced. What I found unacceptable was that the extractor fans for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Ilha Terceira | 19 B 8600-969, Lagos, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Lagos
  • Phone Number: +351 282 792 151

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