Don Sebastiao- white table cloths in the old town of Lagos, Algarve, Portugal
Don Sebastiao rating by the 5D Sensograph of placescases.com: 4.6 out of 5
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Restaurant Don Sebastião is recommended as a fine dining restaurant by Google Maps and the Michelin guide, but I personally would not define it as such. In my humble opinion, it’s just a normal, white-tablecloth restaurant that offers good food, but is nowhere near positioned that high, except perhaps somewhat price-wise. It reminded me a lot of La Piazza in Venice. You can read about it in La Piazza, behind the Basilica of San Marco, in the center of Venice – many people, crowded, noisy and busy, tense somehow. Why I think so, read below in the review.
See in Don Sebastiao …
… The restaurant is small, with an authentic atmosphere, beautiful plates and copper pots on the walls as decoration;
… The menu includes both seafood and meat offerings and of course an extensive fine wine list;
… Traditional Portuguese dishes such as Cataplana or chicken in a pot are interestingly served in authentic dishes.
Feel in Don Sebastiao…
… Friendly service, but somewhat worried with a rush, they don’t give you enough time to explain and recommend;
… If you need something, it is a little difficult to attract the attention of the waiters;
… When I asked about the varieties of wine offered by the glass, they were fired at me quickly and not very distinctly, so I didn’t understand anything;
… Only 1 type of white wine per glass and correspondingly red – unacceptable in a country that grows so much grapes and produces so much wine that the selection per glass is so small. In this way, people are not given the opportunity to taste different types of wine.
Because of all this strain, lack of attention to detail in customer relations and lack of variety of wine by the glass, 2 hearts are gone. Another one was on the way, but I held back because the waiters were always polite.
Hear in Don Sebastiao …
… Richard Clayderman’s Music and other piano compositions;
Movie watching time: 1:19 min.
Smell in Don Sebastiao …
… Beautiful flavor of coriander in ceviche with tuna and avocado;
… Again the aroma of coriander in mussels Bulhão style.
Bulhão style means they are cooked with butter, garlic, cilantro and lemon.
Taste in Don Sebastiao …
I would like to tell first that everything I tried was delicious – there was no poorly prepared food – obviously the team in the kitchen knows their job.
… Chicken in a pot;
… Cataplana with seafood – a traditional local dish, including shrimps, mussels, jamon and chorizo, served in a pan with a lid, see it in the video;
… Mussels with Bulhão Pato Style, which means that they are with garlic, lemon, in this case there was also coriander and they were terribly tasty;
… Tuna fish is caught in the area and is prepared very well;
… The aforementioned ceviche with tuna and avocado;
… Another local dessert, Molotov, which is kind of like crème caramel, but mostly made with egg whites and sometimes its explodes while baking, hence its name. To be honest, I like creme caramel or crème Brulé better.
… Beef steak, it’s very good.
If given the chance, I would go to Don Sebstiao again, simply because the food was very tasty and I would try more things from their menu.
How to get to Don Sebastiao?
Just use the Google map here by clicking on the red pin of its location and then select directions:
A: R. 25 de Abril 20-22, 8600-763 Lagos, Portugal
Opening hours: 12:00- 22:30, Sunday 12-15, 18-22:30
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