After your day of exploring the sunny Algarve head to one of the best restaurants in Lagos with a view to finish your night off strong. Lagos Portugal is most known to be home to some of the best beaches in the Algarve, which means prime real estate for restaurants with dreamy views of the orange and yellow sea stacks and the gorgeous shorelines.
The restaurants in Lagos for dinner at sunset are super magical, and I highly recommend catching every single sunset in Lagos at the water. At dusk the night the colors paint the sky leaving you with a feeling of calm, or at least it does with me. The Algarve is an amazing place and staying in Lagos is always a good time.
You will be able to find different restaurants here on the beaches of Lagos, cafes for a quick bite, and even little snack bars where you can grab a pick-me-up before heading to the next beach. There are also very dreamy oceanfront restaurants in the nearby town of Albuferia.
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These lovely restaurants in Lagos with a view are in no particular order, read through and find the ones that meet your vibe. Or try them all and let me know what you think!
Zazu Beach Club is right on Praia Da Luz. They love the little things here and every plate comes looking just as good as it tastes. The cocktails are also beautifully crafted and taste heavenly. For seafood starters, the shrimp, ceviche, and tuna tataki choices make it hard to pick a favorite. I loved the fried risotto and the vegan poke bowl, and the tuna sushi rolls, also looked amazing when they came out of the kitchen.
You must book ahead for a table in the front for a beach view. If you cannot snag one of those tables there is a bar upstairs with a slightly smaller menu, but you may not get the sunset side. Be sure to plan accordingly you do not want to miss out on some of the best food in Lagos!
Up first is one of the very best restaurants in Lagos with a View of the Marina de Lagos. The food is always fresh and homemade. You can find new items on the Quay Lagos menu made with locally sourced ingredients.
Check out the sharing menu if you are looking to just stop by for a snack. This includes tapas plates full of cheeses, slices of bread, and seasonal fruits. Or try the yummy shrimp avocado cocktail plate. If you are looking to go for dinner the entrees are top-notch. You can grab a plate of beer-battered fried fish, or go big with a slow-roasted lamb steak.
Sunday is one of the most popular days to visit for their roasted sirloin beef, loin of pork, and nut squash with sweet potato loaf. This special menu starts around noon and lasts until they run out! They also have amazingly fresh salads with your choice of protein. Bring the children, Quay Lagos is family-friendly and has a great little kids menu for them to pick from! You are going to love your stop at Quay Lagos.
Quay Lagos is found here at Estr. de São Roque, 8600-780 Lagos, Portugal.
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You can find them after exploring one of the best beaches in the Algarve, Praia Dona Ana. Head inside the Carva Hotel and grab the lift to the top floor. You can visit for lunch from 12:30 to 3:30, and grab supper from 6 to 10 pm.
If you are thinking about grabbing a dinner table during the busy season you will want to make a reservation. Keep an eye on what time the sun sets so you can enjoy nature’s show during your dinner. This is one of the best restaurants with a view in Lagos and you will never forget watching an epic sunset here.
The most popular meals to order are perfectly cooked t-bone steaks, lamb racks, and a large variety of seafood. Try the yummy salmon steaks, monkfish, fresh mussels, and shrimp spaghetti, or go all out and order the lobster to get your seafood fix.
Luca’s can be found here in Lagos – Alameda Dr. Armando Soares Ribeiro, 8600-500 Lagos, Portugal
Oasis is a small shop in the Lagos Marina serving up delicious breakfast during the morning time. They also have the reputation of having the best curry dishes in Lagos. The prices are always very reasonable, but they only accept cash so be prepared for that. You can order your food to eat out on the small terrace or grab a sandwich to go and enjoy it out on the beach.
You will want to go back for dinner more than once at Oasis because every day they have a new theme. One night can be Malaysian and then the next night is burger day. All the meals are made fresh when you order and feel free to bring your furry friends along too! You do not want to miss this hidden gem it is one of the best places for lunch in Lagos with a view.
Oasis restaurant’s contact number is +351 282 031 543 and you can find the address in Marina de Lagos, Loja 15 e 16, Marina de Lagos, 8600-780 Lagos, Portugal
No Patio Cafe is all Patio, so I don’t know where the name comes from. If you are looking for a gourmet night out in Lagos you have to come here. The atmosphere is chic with little touches added everywhere you look. This is one of the best restaurants in Lagos with a view, but it is not on the water. The view does include beautiful palms and plants on a covered patio.
It is recommended to make a reservation, but if you are thinking of visiting on the fly they may be able to accommodate you. When it comes to food you have to order the taster menu where the chef prepares all their best dishes for you to try.
Or you can go light and order a starter plate with goat cheese with celery salad. There is a full bar and an extensive wine list. Dress to impress with your best outfit or keep it casual you will be welcomed with a smile either way.
Check No Patio out here at R. Lançarote de Freitas, 8600-632 Lagos, Portugal
Head to Bahia Beach Bar behind the white sand dunes on Meia Praia in Lagos. If you go during the day you can grab a sun lounger in the sand, or head inside for some refreshing AC. If you are planning to catch sunset dinner it is recommended to make a reservation early.
The menu has an amazing homemade shrimp curry. There is always a fresh fish of the day and the ceviche always hits the spot. The cocktails are crafted perfectly, and they also have plenty of mocktails to try. On Thursdays enjoy live music from either a band or a saxophone player out on the patio overlooking the Atlantic.
Or start your Sunday Funday off right at Bahia Beach. Enjoy cocktails at brunch with live music playing in the background. After you fill up and grab a few mimosas or a jug of homemade sangria you can join in on the dance party. They do accept credit cards and you may get lucky and get a table for dinner without a reservation if it is in the slower season.
Bahia Beach Bar is conveniently located here at Estr. de São Roque, 8600-315 Lagos, Portugal.
Up next is Praia da Batata Beach Bar. You can find them just outside of old town Lagos with tables right on the sand. This is a wonderful place for a mid-day pick-me-up. You can enjoy a cold beer or grab an espresso to keep you going. They are a cash-only bar, with plenty of options for food.
Grab a burger with fries, or try the breakfast granola bowl with fresh seasonal fruit. Have you ever had fruit in Portugal? For some reason, fruit always tastes fresh and sweeter than anywhere else, especially when you are gazing out at the waves.
Praia da Batata Beach Bar is one of the best restaurants in Lagos Portugal and is open from 10 am to 7 pm every day. (Sundays they may open later in the afternoon). Find them here at Batata beach, 8600-315 Lagos, Portugal.
You cannot visit Lagos and not check out the Camillo Restaurant. It has been a staple of the beach Praia do Camilo for over 40 years. They recently refurbed the dining room and it is so chic and elegant. Make a reservation for a table along the floor-to-ceiling glass walls. Or come in early and snag a spot on the deck.
When it comes to food you will find all the traditional Algarve dishes, like fresh fish, delicious bread, and the local delicacy of freshly grilled octopus. If you have been curious about trying this Portugal treat O Camilo would be a perfect place to start.
You can order cuts of grilled meat like sirloin steaks, and lamb chops, and the chicken Camilo is always done right. You can bet that the fresh fish of the day was just pulled out of the water. Other seafood includes grilled Mackerel Gold Bream and Sea Bream Fish Filets during the right season.
If you love seafood, sunset, beaches, and good dining in Lagos you are going to love the Bar Comilo. Don’t be surprised when you find yourself dreaming of your night here for years to come.
How to find Bar O Camilo Estr. da Ponta da Piedade, 8600-544 Lagos, Portugal.
Bar Amuras is also in the marina of Lagos. Here you will find a laid-back local bar with a full liquor selection and beer on draft. For dinner in Lagos, they serve all your favorite bar foods, like crispy chicken wings, juicy burgers, fried apps, and my favorite french fries.
Grab a seat outside and watch the boats go by or pull up a bar stool and kick it with some locals. They open early at 10 am with a few breakfast options and stay open until 3 am every day of the week.
Stop in for a cocktail to seal the night or order a few beers and take in the sites. No matter what time of the day it is Bar Amuras is one of the best restaurants with a view in Lagos, Portugal.
Head to the Marina, then to Bar Amuras for one of the best restaurants in Lagos with a view here – Portugal, Passeio dos Descobrimentos 1, 8600-315 Lagos, Portugal.
Praia do Pinhao Cafe is on Don Ama beach and is one of the very best restaurants with a view in Lagos Portugal. This is a family-run restaurant and you will most likely encounter the sweet owners when dining in.
On the menu, they have fresh seafood from the grill and always serve big portions. For your entree, you can order the mixed seafood plate or try the prawn curry. They keep it spicy here so you will want to specify if you do not like spicy food. They will most likely ask you before you order, as they did for me and it was perfect. Ask for their special spicy sauce too, you will love it.
There is also a nice goat cheese appetizer and tasty sandwiches to order too. They are open every day of the week starting at 11 am and closing around 10 pm at Rua doctor josé formosinho 1Rc, 8600-584 Lagos, Portugal. They are right in front of the Don Ama beach, you cannot miss it.
When it comes to Lagos Algarve restaurants everyone is looking for fresh food, fast service, and a view. You will find all of that and more at Lindas Beach Bar. Everything on the menu is freshly made daily. Try the sardines, (I know it may not sound good, but I promise it is a Portuguese classic and you are going to love it).
Their salads are big, refreshing, and filling. I ate here a few different times after swimming in the morning and it filled me up. They also have burgers and steak sandwiches, and some days you can order fresh squid.
During the day you can lounge in the sand after grabbing a jug of sangria. This is more of an upscale beach bar that you could plan a date day out at as well. Linda the Beach Bar is open every day, except, Tuesday, from 11 30 am to 6, sometimes later on the weekend.
Find it here Linda Bar Restaurante S’ Roque, 8600-315 Lagos, Portugal. It is a bit hidden on Praia de São Roque Beach, but just follow the path, it will get you there.
The Sea You Snack Bar is so much more than just one of the best restaurants in Lagos Portugal with a view, it is a whole vibe. There are a few tables outside overlooking the ocean, and the inside is whitewashed with bright and airy decorations.
If you are anything like me you need a good breakfast and an even better coffee before you can really get your day started. If this sounds like you too, you have to go to the Sea You Snack Bar. The coffee is amazing, and the owner, Patrícia, is super sweet and they are pup-friendly. You cannot help but leave here in a better mood than when you came in.
For all the sweet lovers out there you have to try the delicious orange cake, enormous croissants, or one of the many high-quality snacks and meals during the day. They also all of the normal cafe foods like sandwiches, burgers, loaded omelets, and sugary baked goods before hitting the beach.
Cafe do Burgau is a super cute mini cafe in front of Burgau Beach. Try a fresh yogurt bowl with fruit if you are feeling healthy. If not, (you are on vacation) you have to grab some sourdough or freshly baked croissants. They also have a few warm meals and sandwiches on the menu.
There is a large variety of juices and different coffees to order, cold and hot. If you are planning on checking out Burgau Beach this is the best beach restaurant near Lagos, Portugal for all your favorite beach snacks.
Find your way to Cafe do Burgau Here in Lagos R. Principal 11, 8650-111 Budens, Portugal.
There are plenty of other restaurants in Lagos with a view, you will never go hungry! Please let me know if you love these dreamy views as much as I did!