4 Michelin-Starred Restaurants In Lagos Worth Your Dime

Take advantage of fresh seafood that accentuate the Algarve region, paired with extraordinary views of remarkably crystalline coastline. 

Even if there are only four, each star-studded selection on this list is a culinary deep dive into natural flavors of southern Portugal. Lagos’ Michelin-starred restaurants are not only fine-dining paragons but every institution encapsulates organic tastes of the sea, from spider crabs to razor clams. You’ll discover chefs and their teams eyeing for the day’s freshest catches at the nearby Sagres fish market, afterwards transforming them into whimsical dishes that inspire all senses.

Al Sud

Odiáxere, Portugal

Palmares Ocean Living & Golf
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Al Sud is not only Palmares Ocean Living Hotel’s Michelin-starred jewel, it’s also one from which Lagos region garners much pride. This celebrated restaurant embodies the view of Bay of Lagos on the right and Alvor Estuary on the left. Headed by chef Louis Anjos who incorporates Lagos’ natural resources into his saporous and seasonal menus. Make sure to indulge in the chef’s inventive take on the region’s vibrant seafood: oysters, razor clams, scarlet shrimp, spider crab and clams collected from the Algarve coast. Tasting menus range from 8-moment (€60,) 10-moment (€90) and 12-moment (€110.) Opting for wine pairing adds another €35 to €60.

Tip! Make sure to make a reservation, it’s required by the restaurant’s Clubhouse. 

Avenida Restaurante

Av. dos Descobrimentos 53, 8600-645 Lagos, Portugal

If you find yourself strolling by the vibrant Marina de Lagos, step inside Avenida Hotel where you’ll stumble upon a luxurious restaurant by the same name, thriving upon the concept of “locally-sourced and globally inspired.” Its open kitchen cooks up the best of the best, including: Cecina “El Capricho” (Organic 48 Months Air-Dried Salted Beef) and Caviar Imperial Gold with Potato Blinis. The glossy cellar displays some of the best wines in the world, it’s just as alluring as the pool on the deck.

Restaurante dos Artistas

R. Cândido dos Reis 68, 8600-681 Lagos, Portugal

An upscale restaurant for Lagos, Dos Artistas features colonial-inspired décor highlighted by exceptional artwork on the walls. The Michelin-starred address is in the heart of Old Town, hailed by dishes made with completely natural ingredients while showcasing international inspirations mainly stemmed from Portugal, France and Italy. Try the 5-course Supreme Dinner menu (59,50 €) for a beautiful journey from Pomegranate Gazpacho, Foie Gras / Sweetcorn / Balsamic, Elderberry Sorbet, Croaker Fish / Truffle / Pistachio, to 70% Cocoa Chocolate Garden.

Don Sebastião

R. Cândido dos Reis 68, 8600-681 Lagos, Portugal

For truly traditional Portuguese cuisine and without walking too far from Old Town, book a table at Restaurante Don Sebastião for fabulous choices of daily catch which the wait staff will bring to the table before cooking. Fancy something other than seafood? Opt for the juicy lamb chop on a bed of fragrant rice. Pair the meal with one of 75 choices of luscious port, recommended by your waiter.

Wendy Hung


As the founder of Jetset Times, Wendy is an avid traveler and fluent in five languages. When she's not traveling, Wendy calls Paris and Taipei home. Her favorite countries so far from her travels have been: Bhutan, Iran, and St. Bart's because they were all so different!

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