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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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Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Cash Only, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    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
bizgen
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Norwich, England
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Rest assured, there are not 49 better resturants in Loule. This is amongst the best five if you are looking for prawns in various guises. We visit at least once a year and have never been disappointed.

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Thank John36
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Very poor meal staff not interested only two other people sat lunch chicjken sweet and sour awful like puréed Apple sauce no sour chef lady came to table and said this is what we always serve so what El Paso mix we'd have been better no atmospher and fish only if u order day before crazy system no fur

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1 Thank Norman R
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

A return visit and we were delighted that the quality of the food and value remains. The prawns are a delight, offered in many different ways. The restaurant is known for its prawn dishes but there are many other dishes to choose from. At under €25/person, Carruagem offers tremendous value for money.

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Thank MV1961
yorkshire england
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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

We always try to eat here on our annual visit to the Algarve and we have always been made extremely welcome by the lovely friendly owners and have always had a fabulous meal. We always have the prawns and they are excellent then have a fish dish of some sort as you should have when visiting Portugal. The owners have... More 

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Thank helen ramshaw
Loule, Portugal
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank loulegibson
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank David M
Guildford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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2 Thank bizgen
uk
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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2 Thank UkTraveltrish
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
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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2 Thank MV1961
Woking, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?