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Jota Lita Restaurant

Estrada do Farol, 28, Carvoeiro, Portugal
00 351 282 357 147
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Ranked #18 of 99 Restaurants in Carvoeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 26, 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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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Preston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth a visit, well cooked food, pleasant atmosphere, reasonable prices. The owner was very attentive, obviously had a lot of regulars which we thought was a good sign.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Brilliant food at great prices! The fish is fantastic, as are the meat dishes. Staff are incredibly welcoming and friendly and seem genuinely pleased to see you return. The cover is slightly different to other eateries, but definitely try the tuna mayo they bring out, as well as the cheese. The Tequila Rose at the end goes down a treat... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Decided to visit Jota Lita as it was recommended to us by a friend. Instantly we were welcomed by the owner and sat down outside. His charisma was one of the great things about the place. He made us feel welcome and couldn't do enough for us. The interior was decorated by football scarves so don't expect as posh restaurant... More

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UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Jotalita continues to do well all the things that have made this place a favourite for many years, we have been going since 2005 and look forward to going every time we come back to Carvoeiro. John and the team provided a warm welcome as always and manged to squeeze us in despite not having made a reservation which is... More

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Swansea
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We are regulars at Jota Lita and keep going back despite trying many other restaurants, atmosphere always jolly and the owner Joao is hilarious, bonus at the end of the meal he gives you a bottle of port! Plenty of variety and all meals served with chips, rice and veg. Can recommend sea bass, salmon, king prawns and halibut. Will... More

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Eating in places like this make me never want to come home! If I'm totally honest when I looked at the fascia I wasn't entirely sure. Living in London means we're so used to pretty places and cr*p food. This didn't look like the pretty places I was used to but who cares because the food; WOW! Amazing value for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This, along with Tia Ilda has to be my favourite restaurant in Carvoeiro. This was definitely the find of our trip. We'd walked past Jota Lita a few times and dismissed it as a dive (albeit always full). We sceptically went here to eat after being recommended it by a local. We were not disappointed. The staff were friendly, helpful... More

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We visited this restaurant because of the great Tripadvisor reviews it had... DON'T BE FOOLED. The restaurant looks more like a cheap bar with all the football scarves and flags that adorn the walls... not really creating a relaxing restaurant setting. I had the Tuna which was huge however it was flavourless, dry and was served with "out of the... More

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Dublin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Well worth a visit , Great Food , Great Staff & Fab Value Try the Prawns they don't disappoint. Make sure to make a booking this time of year .

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Pocklington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

At least twice a year my wife and I visit Carvoeiro and always go to Jota Lita's. The atmosphere is relaxed, the staff friendly, the food good and value for money. Enjoy a glass of port (or two) after the meal. It is a must for football followers John is a football fanatic, scarves from clubs everywhere in the restaurant.... More

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