When you visit Artista or Luisi dont worry you’ll be back.
Lagos in the Portuguese Western Algarve is a very popular place to visit and indeed live. Splendid self catering holiday rental accommodation coupled with some excellent restaurants and hotels. Leisure time activities galore with an abundance of water sports available coupled with a number of supreme golfing venues.
I am taking this opportunity to mention one very well known popular hard working local owner of is a man simply referred to as “Luisi”. He is known as the owner of Artista Restaurant and Bar and the adjacent Luisi Bar all within a stones throw of the entrance to the famous and luxurious Lagos Tivoli Hotel. Luisi is also the proprietor of the O’ Amigos Bar at the far side of Lagos on Estr da Ponta da Piedada. If your staying in Patio do Convento on a self catering holiday in a place It’s a must to visit Artista Restaurant or Lusisi Bar. It’s a must to stay in the nearby splendid self-catering holiday rental accommodation.
There is a wide variety on the menu but my favourite has always been the great tasting Beef Stroganoff . Don’t take my word for it. Here are a few comments from tripadvisor:
– “Very nice meal good service and nice ambiance. Really nice food was great saxs on while we there was quite a few people in saying it was the sunday before xmas”
– “Quite simply the best place to go when you are in Lagos. Live entertainment every night, friendly and attentive staff, good food and a great atmosphere. We visit every time we are in Lagos.”
– “During our recent stay in Lagos, we visited O Artista every evening for a nightcap. The staff were very welcoming. They had karaoke and live singers each night. We didn’t eat out here but it was busy some evenings. Service was quick and efficient and free wifi was great. Definitely worth a visit.”
– “We stayed at the hotel across the street and after dinner we popped in for a nightcap and ended up staying for several hours listening to the live 2-person duo who were excellent. Some of us got up to dance as well so it was a very festive place. If we had stayed another night, we probably would have returned and had dinner.”
Whether you’re a local, regular visitor, or fist timer you ll always get a welcome. If Luisi is not there Nuno certainly will be. While next door you ll find Sharon or George. All the staff have excellent English and your welcome to sit have a Bica (coffee) and keep in touch with home as the WiFi is free.
O Amigo’s Bar is owned by Luis is nowadays run by Miguel one of the best in the business. The lamb chops are the business If your holidaying in Self Catering accommodation at Conomino Quinta da Atalia this bar is well worth a visit > Food served all day and all matches shown live. It is on the road to the Ponta Piedade to the lighthouse. By car you come up from town to the ball roundabout, turn left, over the next roundabout, take the 1st left turn before the open land, at the bottom of the street turn right, the Hotel Golfinho(closed) is on your left, pass a little shop on your left and the bar is about 30 meters further on your right.
If you are walking come out of town past the Cultural Centre, through the town wall and keep walking straight ahead on the same road, under the main road, past the campsite and then you will see the Hotel.
Luisi has BBQs on the upstairs veranda during summer season.of you and they still have the upstairs open for meals.