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Restaurante Calhou

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US$9 - US$20
Seafood, European, Portuguese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant with a great wooden and cosy atmosphere. We went there multiple times. We had a very good cataplan of octopus , it was very tasty with sweet potatoes and tender octopus, Perfect! We also tried the pizzas. The dough is very good !...The staff was lovely as we where with a baby and put us in a nice little spot. Will definitely be back . Thank youMore

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

The service was awful, we are waiting about 30 minutes to make an order at Thursday evening. And don't order octopus here, the taste like rubber, some of them we cannot eat at all. Not recommend.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Portuguese-Canadian family from Canada vacationing in Algarve. Had dinner, 3 people, weeknight , we shared a meat and clam Cataplana (says it feeds 2 but even 3 could eat) plus a grilled baby squid entree. Delicious generous portions , great service, highly recommended and will...go again. Lots of grilled fish options , meat dishes AND a pizzeria so good people were ordering and others take out.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Third visit of last five years and much bigger restaurant now with a clay pizza oven. Food was as good as ever but service was hit and miss. Owner as lovely as we remember but having to multi task due to not enough staff. Pizzas...very popular but we had traditional menu and weren’t disappointed. Reasonably priced but would need to book to get desired time. Very popular with Portuguese.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 17 August 2021 via mobile

A very welcoming Family restaurant, the Owner did her best to accommodate tables for our family group of 7 when the restaurant was full. The food was excellent.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 9 August 2021

Easily the best! We have been twice during our stay in Lagos, and will certainly be sure to go again before we leave. The first time I had black pig tenderloin and my husband had lamb cutlets - both excellent. I can never resist chocolate...mousse, and this one was made by the patronne herself. She was most flattered and amused that I used my index finger to finish the dish! On our second visit we opted for a clam cataplana. Heaven! We managed to finish it all, to the delight of the staff.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 7 August 2021

The place has both local traditional food and an open flame oven with pizzas. Had a very good time with the nice warm staff. The place was very busy (almost everyone local) but we got all the attention we needed, with detailed explanations about the...local cuisine. Prices were very fair and wine selection was great. Don't miss on the pizzas, the Kataplanas and for dessert the Algarven almond pie (if you are into marzipan you will love it).More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 30 July 2021 via mobile

Amazing family restaurant that will surprise you both by their tasty Portuguese cousin and Neapolitan pizza 🤤 We went twice and will definitely come again!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 10 July 2021

The best fried squids I had, the codfish was wonderful, the pizza was amazing and I haven't even tasted the steak, because my child ate everything. The staff was really friendly, we didn't book a table and they manage to receive us perfectly. Indeed a...place to go again in our next visit.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 July 2021 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our AirBnb host - and we were very impressed. The pizzas were amazing - the best - and we’ve eaten pizza all over Italy, Sicily and Sardinia. We also tried cataplana which was excellent and good value. Service was welcoming...and friendly. We were lucky to reserve a table on a night when there was live music from a local musician- the atmosphere was fabulous.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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28 January 2019|
Response from Silvino365 | Property representative |
hello, sorry but we are closed all January. best regards
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Hello Your Restaurante closed next saturday 16th Dez.and we reopen on The 1 February Mary Christmas and happy new year. Restaurante Calhou Silvino
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Response from Silvino365 | Property representative |
Hello, Calhou Rest it s closed on january and reopen on The first of february. Thank you
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Yes, Restaurante Calhou is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Restaurante Calhou is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5