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A Carpa

Centro Comercial Parque das Amendoeiras, Vilamoura 8125-419, Portugal
289 322 689
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Ranked #9 of 146 Restaurants in Vilamoura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A real gem. Father and son run and it is where all the British Ex-Pats eat as excellent value for money.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is friendly and low key, but they serve excellent reasonably priced food. I recommend the sardines as a starter and the sea bass as a main. Wash it down with a bottle of vino verdhi for good measure.The complimentary brandy is also a nice (but rather large) touch.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was great, we went 3 times in all, big portions, really tasty, quick service, and smiles a plenty, and you won't break the bank, far from it. Really pleasant people who run it.

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West Sussex
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

To celebrate my Dad's birthday we went to A Carpa, there were 11 of us in total. The service was great, the staff there are very friendly. It's a good place to take kids especially if you are sitting outside as they can roam around without disturbing other diners. The food is delicious, we all went for the sharing skewers... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

You won't go wrong with this family run restaurante . Friendly staff, excellent food you won't go hungery just ask for more and it arrives at no extra cost. Very affordable and good for children. I certainly will go back again at these prices.

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Dublin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Not much more I can say about this little gem. Visited twice while on holidays in August. I loved the food, my wife loved the food and most importantly the kids loved the food. Excellent service and cheap as chips!

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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506 reviews 506 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had been told to ignore the area and enjoy the food and that's exactly what we did. It is not fine dining but casual with great food. We had the swordfish and it was just right - good portion sizes and reasonably priced. I would recommend it for a relaxed evening with good food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Really good there is a special kebab it's so big! They do really good meat. I was cold and they gave me a blanket. By James, aged 8

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scotland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We visited a carpa after reading reviews. Glad we did. Had an amazing meal. Huge portions gorgeous fresh fish. Staff were great with kids & nothing was a problem. We ate at 6.45 ish if you are looking to eat later you need to book in advance.

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Visited A Carpa again recently having been several times in the last six years. We actually went twice. On one visit I had a lovely fresh swordfish steak and a mixed meat kebab the second time. Both cooked to perfection and simply served with fresh vegetables or salad. My wife enjoyed a traditional Portuguese style steak and a simple omelette.... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We went to Vilamoura for our annual mini golf tournament and wanted to eat locally. We chose "A Carpa" based on its Trip Advisor number two rating in Vilamoura. As the restaurant was busy we were seated outside, at the foot of a tired apartment block and overlooking a car park. The staff were great - friendly and attentive. Personally... More

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