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Jota Lita Restaurant

Estrada do Farol, 28, Carvoeiro, Portugal
00 351 282 357 147
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Ranked #16 of 96 restaurants in Carvoeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Apr 11, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

My family and I ate there this evening and had a terrific meal. We started with the plentiful courvert (bread platter), onion soup or salad starters, then I had the sea bass (perfect!) and my husband and son had the steak served Portuguese style (in a delicious port sauce with a thin slice of ham over the beef), and my... More

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Southport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Have been to this restaurant whilst on holiday many times over the past few years and it never disappoints! I visited again three times last week with my husband and son and found the food as plentiful and gorgeous as ever.and the chefs must be complimented on both taste and presentation.. The service from John and Anna is 1st class,... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

What can you say about Joao, (John) the owner? Every Lady is his sister or his favourite girl and every man is either his son or his brother, Visited there many times over the years, you dont go there for a culinary experience you go there for a great night out, good food, meeting old friends and a freebie glass... More

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Lanarkshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Fantastic fresh food in a family run restaurant. Garlic prawns to start fantastic and great value. Next course -fresh fish simply grilled. Cooked to perfection. Only criticism and it's not really a complaint is portion size of side dishes, Who really needs french fries,rice and a large amount of vegetables. I should add vegetables were nicely cooked and not over... More

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Essex
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We only discovered Jota Lita on our last evening. We had passed it many times during our fortnight stay but it was either full or just lacked kerb appeal. However, once inside, the food was excellent, the service attentive and the atmosphere buzzing. They actually serve freshly prepared food to order, unlike some other restaurants in the vicinity, and the... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This place doen't look like much from the outside but we went after reading good reviews. It was excellent and we ate their twice. Brilliant value for money. Cheapest meal we had and easily the best. The flambé prawns are amazing and the chicken curry very good too. Very generous portions and the green wine is a must. Staff very... More

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Cheadle Hulme
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Went with 7 friends on a golf holiday on our first night. We're nearly all the sort of people that want to try something new each night....this place was a great start and I could easily have come back here every night. I had the Halibut steak which was BIG and tasty, the nibbles they give you before are excellent,... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Nice and cosy little place on Carvoeiros main street. Have been there several times over the past five years. The owner always says "Hello" and serves the world's best Tiger Prawns himself. Great place, great service, great food for not too much money. Strongly recommended.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We went here on our last night after checking tripadvisor reviews online and trying to find something a bit different for our final meal.Tables are too small and packed together,uncomfortable when meals are delivered on several different plates and there is no where to place them all.I had the steak which didnt look or taste like steak,my wife had the... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Went to this restaurant twice in the last two weeks. It looks nothing from the outside but what a place. We were recommended this place and it did not disappoint. Everything was spot on. The service fantastic, made to feel very welcome and the second time around we booked because we wanted an outside table. The waitress remembered us form... More

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