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A Carruagem

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Estacao de Loule | 8100-306 LOULÉ, Loule 8100-306, Portugal
+351 289 416 288
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    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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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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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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3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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boliqueime
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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
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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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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: Portuguese
Open Hours
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

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