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Pimenta Preta

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Vale Centeanes | in the Pestana Palm Gardens Resort, Carvoeiro 8400-525, Portugal
282350281
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great dining experience

We have recently returned from our annual stay at Palm Gardens and we have again enjoyed some excellent meals and first class service from this restaurant. We had three dinners and three poolside lunches during our stay and could not find fault with food or service. The staff are excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Margaret G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We have recently returned from our annual stay at Palm Gardens and we have again enjoyed some excellent meals and first class service from this restaurant. We had three dinners and three poolside lunches during our stay and could not find fault with food or service. The staff are excellent- friendly and welcoming, efficient and knowledgable about the menu. Food... More 

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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Nino obviously has an excellent chef at PP. The presentation and execution of the food were faultless. Expensive, but you get what you pay for. As a previous reviewer said, I do wonder if the restaurant has outlived its location on this nice, but hardly five star holiday complex. Its clientele must mainly come from the town, although it was... More 

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Washington, Tyne and Wear
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is the on-site restaurant in Pestana's Palm Gardens. I didn't expect a meal approaching Michelin standard, but the food is really excellent. A fairly small menu, but all the better for that. Cauliflower, ginger and prawn soup and john dory. Lovely. The 13 euro set lunch looks like a steal, too.

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cheltenham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Our first visit and although there was nothing really negative about it it just wasn't me. Felt dated and way too fussy. There were too many flavours on the plate which spoilt the delicious cod. The service was overly fussy and attentive. Just not for me.

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Hertford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Somehow this evening's visit didn't match our earlier experiences. Food is good, but given the price is significantly higher than most other restaurants in the area I don't expect to be left wanting more food at the end of a meal. And this time, the service seemed to me to be a bit pretentious - almost like an act that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Attentive staff, wonderful food beautifully presented. Full of flavour. Wine, water, two starters and two main and one dessert €70.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Great food and service, a little tucked away but worth finding. The weekly special menu is great value and first class. Lots of other choices on the menu with brilliant wine. The hot chocolate cake is to die for. The staff make you very welcome and attend to your every need.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This Resturant is located in the Palm Gardens Resort.The service is very good as is the menu . They also serve breakfast and lunch around the pool or in the resturant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We had the set menu which was 5 courses plus wine and coffee. Absolutely delicious. Great value. We paid much more at another well rated Carvoeiro restaurant which did not match the quality, value and taste here.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This was maybe too high class for my family. I felt like embarrased because of all the compliments and about the owner's service. Maybe I am just a jerk :D

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vale Centeanes | in the Pestana Palm Gardens Resort, Carvoeiro 8400-525, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Carvoeiro
  • Phone Number: 282350281

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

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