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A Carpa

Centro Comercial Parque das Amendoeiras, Vilamoura 8125-419, Portugal
289 322 689
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Ranked #4 of 139 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
Brentwood, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Ate here last night after reading TA reviews. Lovely traditional Portuguese restaurant, had a full house which is the case every night. You can book online. Food was fresh, well cooked and plentiful, no room for dessert. My wife not really a chip eater but couldn't resist the hand cut, home made chips. We went for the special kebab for... More

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horsham
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

As warned by other reviewers the outside does not do justice to the inside and the food. The service was first class,the food was of top quality. The portions were very good and would satisfy the most demanding of patrons. We had just arrived when a party of 18 arrived with no booking. Normal response would be cannot help but... More

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uk
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Lovely restaurant, staff are very welcoming. Menu is mostly steaks and kebabs but great value for money and as it is family owned the service is really good

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Do not be fooled by the location or appearance of this charming Portuguese eatery. The food was fabulous, obviously all freshly cooked. The service by a band of Portuguese gentlemen was very attentive without being over the top. Best food we ate of all the restaurants we chose off trip advisor in Vilamoura. Very reasonably priced unlike two of the... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Just been to Vilamoura for a week and stayed at Golf Mar Village, the restaurant is only 5-10min walk away...Ate here every night for a weeks stay. The food is tasty and cooked to perfection and very large portions, never had room for a starter or dessert. The staff are very attentive and fast service is provided. Not over pricey... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Ate here once while in Portugal as it was just 5 minute walk from our apartments. Food was great and staff were lovely.

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

At the bottom of the road from parque mourabel. Lovely staff and atmosphere. Great value for money ... Lovely food. Mixed kebab was really nice as was the curry ! House wine very drinkable. Ate here 5 nights out of 7 so that says it all !

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Sunderland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

This must be now classed as our most favourite restaurant when we stay in vilamoura. The food is always perfectly cooked and I had the Hake which is cooked in the lightest batter I have ever tasted. We return in 4weeks and plan to have my 50th birthday and look forward to bringing the extended family with me.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This restaurant is not the most glamorous either in location or looks, but the food is great. We have ate there over a dozen times and we have never had a bad meal. the service is excellent, the staff very friendly and the prices very reasonable. Gerry C Southampton

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North East England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

recommended by Clive and Davina, we gave A Carpa a visit. This place is not in the best location and we would have given it a miss had it not been recommended as it looks more like a transport cafe from the outside with red plastic tables and chairs. Step inside and it's a different story! So popular we waited... More

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