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A Carruagem

Estacao de Caminhos de Ferro | 8100-306 LOULÉ, Loule, Portugal
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Ranked #16 of 79 restaurants in Loule
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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86% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We had a lovely meal, the prawns are delicious. I won't add more on this as much has been written previously. I thought I'd give directions. From Vilamoura, head towards Faro on the N125. The first roundabout you come to (Quatro Esradas), turn left (3rd exit) towards Loule. From memory, I think there is a garden furniture shop on the... More

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

Have returned at least twice each year for the last twenty! As others have said, a simple family-run restaurant serving excellent quality food at very fair prices. Their simple tomato salad cannot be bettered, wonderful prawn and steak dishes, and why not try the Algarvian Fish Stew (with beans) if you like that sort of thing? Then clear the palate... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This is not fine dining but the standard of the steaks and prawns are to die for. It is family friendly , the service is excellent and staff are very helpful. On the downside the (very palatable ) house wine has gone up to 8 euros a bottle! The biggest problem is actually finding the restaurant. It is situated at... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

This Family run restaurant serves good quality food and provides a warm welcome.The prawn dishes are exceptional and good value.Steaks are also a speciality.Not open every day so check opening times.The food is more than worth the journey .

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

Cheap and cheerful, Carruagem style prawns not to be missed and fillet steak for €15 to die for. Family friendly

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Staggeringly good food, simple but superb! If you can cook that is. And man can the chef patron cook. A wonderful family feel to the restaurant. The family live next door. I can't compliment them enough. If you're ever at Loule train station take time to cross over the road and visit. Try the shrimp and the steaks. Out of... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Disagree with the rave reviews. Limited starters on the menu. Steak and prawns were flavourful, but no veg or salad with main meal, and steep pricing at 15€ by Portuguese standards. No Portuguese eating at the restaurant, solely holidaymakers and ex-pats renders the atmosphere insular.

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