7 Restaurants With Good Food And Great Views In The Western Algarve

Are you stuck for somewhere to eat and looking for inspiration such as a nice restaurant with good food as well as great views? Here are my suggestions (listed in no particular order) for the wild West of Portugal. .

LAGOS

Lazy Jacks

Lagos Marina
Tel: (+351) 911568143
Wheelchair access: Yes
Parking: Yes
Accessible by train: Yes. Two minutes walk from the station.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lazyjackslagos
Open from 9am until late, 7 days a week.

What a find! Last week we were looking for a bar to have cocktails and was attracted by the music and ambiance at Lazy Jacks. Lazy Jacks is in a stunning location right on Lagos Marina. The restaurant (Bar and Grill) serves delicious food and we found the staff friendly and efficient. There is live music every Thursday and Sunday and from our experience well worth a visit (NB times seem to vary according to season so it is worth checking in advance if you are making a special journey). If you are looking for Christmas Lunch or a New Year’s Eve Party – check out their Facebook page for further details!

Lazy Jacks at Lagos Marina is the perfect location for a cocktail! December 2015December 2015

Lazy Jacks at Lagos Marina is the perfect location for a cocktail! December 2015

Lazy Jacks - Lagos Marina. View from inside the restaurant

Lazy Jacks – Lagos Marina. View from inside the restaurant

Golden Years Menu - Lazy Jacks - Lagos Marina.

Golden Years Menu – Lazy Jacks – Lagos Marina.

View from Lazy Jacks, Lagos Marina

View from Lazy Jacks, Lagos Marina

Portofino’s

Lagos Marina, First floor
Tel: 282799834
Website: www.portofinoslagos.com
Access to 1st floor  via steps or lift.
Happy Hour Pizza and Pastas 12.00-14.30 and 17.30-18.30

Italian restaurant with good food, beautiful decor  in a stunning location. ‘Happy Hour’ specials. A little pricey, but prices reflect location and quality of food. Service can be very slow in high season due to its popularity.

Portofino's, Lagos Marina

Portofino’s, Lagos Marina

View from our table at Portofino's

View from our table at Portofino’s

 

Campi Mar (restaurant bar)

Praia do Porto de Mós
Lagos
Tel: (+351) 282 762 957
facebook.com/campima

Campi Mar, Praia do Porto Mós, Lagos

Campi Mar, Praia do Porto Mós, Lagos

Praia Porto de Mós, Lagos

Praia Porto de Mós, Lagos

 

O Camilo

Praia do Camilo
Ponte da Piadade
Tel: (+351) 282763845
Nice seafood restaurant with great view. Parking can be a problem because of the popular O Camilho beach below. The restaurant has good sea views and even though it is situated just outside Lagos,  it is well worth trying especially if you incorporate your meal with a trip to the beautiful beach of Praia do Camilo.

O Camilo Restaurant, Lagos

O Camilo Restaurante, Lagos

View from restaurante o camilo

View from restaurante o camilo

Why not ‘walk off’ your meal and visit Praia do Camilo?

Praia do o camilo

Praia do o camilo

LUZ

Fortaleza da Luz

Praia da Luz.
(Opposite the church)
Tel: (+351) 282 789 926 or Mobile: (+351) 912 511 196
Website: www.fortalezadaluz.com
Entertainment: Sunday from March – November there is Jazz between 12.00 -15.00 and Thursday evening there is a dinner dance.
Fortaleza da Luz is in a stunning location. Not only does it have stunning sea views there is also an amazing garden. Food and service good.

Restaurant Fortaleza, Praia da Luz

Restaurante Fortaleza da Luz, Praia da Luz

Restaurant Fortaleza, Praia da Luz

Restaurant Fortaleza, Praia da Luz

Restaurant Fortaleza, Praia da Luz

Restaurant Fortaleza, Praia da Luz

PRAIA DA INGRINA

Restaurante do Sebastião

Praia da Ingrina
Raposeira
Tel:282639034

Restaurante do Sebastião is situated in an idyllic location right on the beach. Our favourite meal is the delicious lamb stew which I believe is only available on a Sunday by pre-order. This secluded cove is perfect for families with young children and the restaurant/cafe is the icing on the cake. Although the restaurant is on level ground, there are a few uneven steps down to the beach. Parking  is problematic in high/mid-season so don’t arrive and expect to pull straight into a parking space unless you arrive early. Please be patient because service can be slow. Chill and relax!

View from Restaurant do Sebastião, Praia da Ingrina

View from Restaurant do Sebastião, Praia da Ingrina

Restaurant do Sebastião, Praia do Ingrina

Restaurant do Sebastião, Praia do Ingrina

READERS’ CHOICE

For my seventh offering, please recommend a restaurant of you choice and I will visit and then include the details here.

Please be mindful that during peak season the quality of food and service of the above restaurants may vary.
Related Post: Praia da Ingrina

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16 responses to “7 Restaurants With Good Food And Great Views In The Western Algarve

  1. Gaivota Branca, Meia Praia, Lagos is also very good. Right in the dunes next to the beach with views over the beach and ocean. Not cheap but you get what you pay for.

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  2. A few places with views –
    Foz do Banho , near Caldas de Monchique. panoramic views of Monchique. (lovely omelettes)
    Quay Lagos on the Marina at Lagos. (veggie food on the menu, yippee)
    Sitio do Forno near Amado Beach. Views from the cliff top.

    As a vegetarian, I feel lucky just finding one that serves good veggie food. And I don’t mean omelette and chips. Although there are some places that do cook lovely omelettes. What is even worse is when the ‘vegetarian option’ is Pasta!. Usually store bought, sometimes even the dried stuff with a dollop of sauce on top. To me, this demonstrates a lack of imagination and a reluctance to genuinely cater for vegetarians.
    Sorry for the rant!

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    • Hi Clara, I can well appreciate how tough it must be trying to find a restaurant that serves vegetarian food. We tried a curry place in Espiche and I’m sure they had vegetarian options. I must check out the vegetarian options on menus.

      I’ve not tried Foz do Banho… must give it a go!

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  3. well i guess 1 place out of 7 that is wheelchair accessible is better than none…the other place’s maybe think that people like me who use a wheelchair don’t like going out to eat….

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    • Sorry, Johnny. I believe most have wheelchair access. the only one I’m not 100% sure of is the restaurant at Ingrina. Apologies i never made that clear in the above list.

      Can you put forward any suggestions, please?

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  4. well i guess 1 place out of 7 that is wheelchair friendly is better than none,,,the other place’s must not think that people like me who uses a wheelchair every day don’t like to go out to eat…

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  5. Sorry sawedoffo1 didn’t give it a thought but will in future

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  6. I think Gaivota Branca is wheel chair friendly but not certain. Only the bit over the railway line I’m not sure of.

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  7. In the late evening hours sometimes indulge in watching the British ‘Escape to the Continent’, finding myself in the Algarve time and again 🙂 ! Well. I better file this and do come as far as Portugal next time in Europe 🙂 !

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  8. The Western Algarve is beautiful and so unspoilt! Give us a shout if you do come over.

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  9. Oh: I would not hesitate . . . may be a wee little time . . . hugs

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  10. We just moved to Lagos and are staying in the apartments next to the Marina. Our vote for a great restaurant goes to Quay Lagos, Bar and Bistro in the same row of restaurants as Lazy Jacks with great marina views. Their pot pies are amazing and the Scottish eggs that are served until 2 pm daily are delicious. An added plus is the staff who are always smiling and welcoming! Anita

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  11. load of rubbish, avoid this site, pure propaganda, shameful really

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    • I have approved your comment, Bill because you are obviously chewing on a wasp to make such a hateful statement. I was not asked by any of these restaurants to write this review nor was I paid for doing so. What is shameful is you. Are you even based in the Western Algarve or are you a ‘troll’ from a restaurant that was not included?

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