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A Carruagem

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European, Portuguese
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Estacao de Loule | 8100-306 LOULÉ, Loule 8100-306, Portugal
+351 289 416 288
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7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best prawns on the Algarve

This restaurant is an old favourite for our prawn cravings. It isn't in the general restaurant area, but tucked away in Loule station yard, which isn't really in Loule, but about a kilometre north of the main Almansil to Portimao road. If you like prawns, you will absolutely love this place - you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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English first
Loule, Portugal
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We heard about this place from Trip Advisor, and oh boy were we disappointed. The food was lukewarm, and obviously not completely homemade. On top of that, like many cheaper restaurants the food comes with a salad no extra charge, well not a green was insight when the meal came. We couldn't leave quick enough. How on earth they ever... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Another wonderful meal out. Hidden away opposite loule train station is absolute gem of a local restaurant. Throughly recommend. Cash only though so take your euros.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This restaurant is an old favourite for our prawn cravings. It isn't in the general restaurant area, but tucked away in Loule station yard, which isn't really in Loule, but about a kilometre north of the main Almansil to Portimao road. If you like prawns, you will absolutely love this place - you get about a dozen huge ones -... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had a great night service very personal and excellent. We ha the restaurants signature dish - prawns - unfortunately 4 of us not feeling well during the night and next morning. A real shame as would have otherwise recommended.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We reviewed here in July and visited again in September. All four of us had prawns a carruagem (sounds dull but certainly wasn't!). Two of us asked for extra spice, which added to the wonderful flavour. We had chips, rice and salad and drank the house wine which is excellent and I think €5.5 a bottle. Simple starters, I had... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

As a family we have gone to the Algarve for many, many years. Our two 'must go' to places are Charlotte's Bakery in Almancil, fantastic for cakes and pasteis and restaurant A Carruagem for their fantastic prawns, which are huge, and their steak mignon (or tournedo). We often have a half portion of prawns for starter. They are friendly and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Stumbled across this place while waiting for a train on an empty stomach. Interior is beautiful, very professional service. I had a pork tenderloin meal, a beer, and the usual bread and olive entree for 10 euro. Other half had a cod bake casserole situation and wine for 11 euro. I would've loved to have stayed for dessert, alas my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I go to "A Carruagem" at least once per year, normally in Summer. If you want excellent food, a friendy enviroment and a fair prices, this is a must go place. Try it once and I'm sure you will become a regular custumer. You will find excellent see food, cooked with wisdom. Try the "jantarinho" or the "guisado algarvio" -... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My forth visit to this Restaurant and found it not as good food wise,Had sweet and sour pork tenderloin, Pork lovely as it should be but oh the sweet and sour was a liquid mush. Asked for a shandy and got a bottle of Beer and a bottle of sprite,Disappointed.Plus they do not take credit cards beware although they do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We always try to eat here during our annual trip to the Algarve and look forward to the signature dish of prawns a carruagem. Delicious! This is a family-run, well established restaurant and popular with locals. The food is well prepared and portions are generous. Over the years we have been going, it appears little if anything has been done... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Estacao de Loule | 8100-306 LOULÉ, Loule 8100-306, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Loule
  • Phone Number: +351 289 416 288

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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