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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, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Family run little gem

Lovely restaurant around 10 mins from the Marina. Family run, the team are friendly and keen to please, also all speak very good english and take the time to explain some of the dishes if you arent sure what they are- the kebab comes on a hanging skewer and is full of chunky pieces of meat, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
KatB1082
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely restaurant around 10 mins from the Marina. Family run, the team are friendly and keen to please, also all speak very good english and take the time to explain some of the dishes if you arent sure what they are- the kebab comes on a hanging skewer and is full of chunky pieces of meat, and would also highly... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Came in here on tuesday because some friends suggested and saw a couple of good reviews... Personally I was expecting more from the food based on the reviews -the sea bass was dry. Overall the dining experience was ok, friendly staff.. but probably won't revisit.

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Donegal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

this is a great family restaurant, very good value for money by Vilamoura standards, great welcoming staff, genuine and funny. Very good portions, homemade chips, extra portions at no extra cost, nice selection of deserts, free drink before you leave, you won't leave this place hungry!!

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Troon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This place needs to 'up it's game'. The food is average, menu a little boring. Our meal for 5 was disappointing. Mixed kebab meat was tough and dried out. Prawns were even dry in the prawn cocktail, hadn't been de-veined. Fish was full of bones. Curry tasted like packet sauce. Cutlery, decor, waiting staff uniforms etc needs updating. Service was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Four of us visited A Carpa for a meal last week, and having eaten in many restaurants in the area we found two main differences; the food is not of a high standard, but then also not a high price! A Carpa is situated around a 20 minute walk from the Marina, with a couple of poor quality bars next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We have been to Vilamoura, four times in the last five years. As we live close by, we always make a beeline to visit A CARPA for half of the evenings of our stay. I seriously recommend the mixed kebab, the cuts of meat are generously sizeable. The prices are reasonable, the friendly staff always have time to make you... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Haven't been for 2 years, but the food is as good as ever. 7 of is are including wine for 125€ will be going back again.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Have visited A Carpa every time we have visited Vilamoura Antonio & sons very welcoming. Menu to suit everyone tastes, good value & fresh produce

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I have been visiting A Carpa restaurant for over 10 years now and always have received a very warm welcome from Antonio the owner and his son and staff. The service is always superb and they always have time for a chat and i have never met such genuine people in any restaurant on the Algarve and i have visited... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great service. Great food. Great atmosphere. Little pricy for the Algarve but no fish and chip munchers or English breakfast lovers. ......perfect!

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

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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: European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, 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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