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A Carpa

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Centro Comercial Parque das Amendoeiras, Vilamoura 8125-419, Portugal
289 322 689
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A real gem. Father and son run and it is where all the British Ex-Pats eat...
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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  • 102
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
family-friendly

Typical home style Portuguese cooking served in a friendly relaxed atmosphere,the staff are excellent,witty and very professional at their job.they went as far as getting our favourite Portuguese wine in for our many visits with our table reserved every night

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
patrick h
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Typical home style Portuguese cooking served in a friendly relaxed atmosphere,the staff are excellent,witty and very professional at their job.they went as far as getting our favourite Portuguese wine in for our many visits with our table reserved every night

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Along with a few friends we eat here at least once a week when in Vilamoura. Can't fault the food, service or value for money. Staff are always friendly and good fun. Just good food and convenient for local pub and home.

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Wiltshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Ate here twice in a week, doesn't look much from the outside and a bit off the beaten track but the food and service are some of the best we had in vilamoura. Half the price of those around the harbour and the food is better (you have to accept the view is not as good!). Not an extensive menu... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Came here with 2hungry teenagers good sized portions they had steak (careful some come swimming in sauce) which were nicely cooked and good selection of veg. The grilled fish though was really nice and again a good size. The service was very friendly and attentive, the only reason for 4 stars is this is very much a small bistro no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We visit vilamoura every 6 months and we always visit Tonys' at least twice in the week or so we're there! Absolutely fantastic service, food and staff! They have become good friends of ours and wouldn't dream of going to vilamoura without a visit, I'd recommend the kebab & grilled chicken. Absolutely fantastic - can't fault it. Looking forward to... More 

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have been to this restaurant a few times the food is good and the portionsare very good we had bread pate n olives chips chicken pepper sauce potatoes chicken n veg n 2 drinks the bill was €28 then when u pay your bill u get offered a small baileys out brandy well worth it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Happy that Carpa is open again, we eat here on a regular basis the food, friendly service and value for money. Look forward to our next visit.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Family run, great menu, and good value for money . If you are in Vilamoura you must give it a try Excelente .

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Just fabulous ate here most nights as the food was second to none, the chicken kebab was delicious large pieces of chicken breast marinated and cooked to perfection, the sea bass was caught same day and cooked over the charcoal, my friend had the mixed kebab which was just huge also steak in peppercorn sauce, the owner was a lovely... More 

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Rosyth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great place for families or couples . Antonio & staff are the best . Always busy & well priced . Very clean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Centro Comercial Parque das Amendoeiras, Vilamoura 8125-419, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Vilamoura
  • Phone Number: 289 322 689

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children

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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