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Parque Zoologico de Lagos | Quinta das Figueiras; Sitio do Medronhal, Barao de Sao Joao, Lagos, Portugal
+351 282 687 218
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Probably the most authentic Portuguese restaurant left in the Algarve. The food is amazing, the service excellent. If you book to go on a Fado night you will experience something that not may people ever get the opportunity to enjoy..

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Thank you for your opinion. Secrets are for special people!!! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

O Cangalho is located next to the Lagos zoo but has no obvious connection to it. But what it does have is fabulous authentic Algarvian food, an old fashioned family feel, a warm welcome and, on Tuesdays, fantastic traditional fado. I went with my family inc girls aged 21, 19 and 16. They were transfixed by the singing and enjoyed... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a Fado show during our visit to Algarve. We were not disappointed! Made a 9:00 PM reservation, and the show started around 9:30 PM. A professional singer and two professional guitarists performed, as well as the owner himself. The atmosphere was extraordinary, the food was outstanding, and the performance was first rate. I am not a... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We popped in for lunch whist visiting the zoo and I am so glad we did. Attracted by the lunch menu we went in, the restaurant is really big and had a roaring fire burning away in the hearth. Service was great, the chicken casserole was fantastic and arrived in a big sizzling pot, good rustic home cooking, we loved... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Totally surprised by this great little restaurant attached to the Lagos Zoo. Food was great and reasonably priced. Ambiance was charming and the restaurant was much cleaner than many we have visited on our vacation. Zoo was very nice as well, so all in all a great half day.

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Lagos, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Our Ladies Lunch group had a Lunch here. A cool, quiet oasis! The food was very good and the service was excellent.A very typical Portuguese experience. Our next visit is going to be on a Tuesday evening when they have Fado.

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London UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is a family run establishment that clearly aims to provide a good quality experience. The food is outstanding and service was friendly and efficient. The menus is varied and there is a good selection of wines. The Fado singing on a Tuesday evening is not to everyone's taste but the owner joins in and it is a good traditional... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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170 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

We were fortunate to have friends who live in the area and knew of O Cangalo restaurant or otherwise we wouldn't have thought to go there. The restaurant is attached to Lagos Zoo, which held no attraction for us, but the restaurant is a gem and doesn't require access to the zoo. The room is large ( is often used... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Popped in here for lunch today. Had a nice tasty meal at a good price. The only reason I give it low(ish) rating was the waiter. Don't get me wrong he was pleasant and friendly, however stopped taking our order to take a mobile phone call. He was obviously also helping in the kitchen. As whenever we needed anything (more... More 

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Lagos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2015

This is such a beautiful place to hear the real traditional Fado singing with violins. Meanwhile you can enjoy some typical Portuguese food. Much respect for owner Paulo, who is a fado singer and also runs a ZOO next door. Don't miss to visit in tuesday evenings! Music starrts around 9 pm.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Parque Zoologico de Lagos | Quinta das Figueiras; Sitio do Medronhal, Barao de Sao Joao, Lagos, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Lagos  >  Barao de Sao Joao
  • Phone Number: +351 282 687 218

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