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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, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 99
    Excellent
  • 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
Not flash but good food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Jonathan B
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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130 reviews 130 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Great food here ,went 3 nights in a row its that good !!!! The staff are also very friendly as well and it's also very well priced

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8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Tucked away in the corner by an apartment block A carpa is a nice little resturant run by 3 great guys! Me and my partner have been coming here for 3 years now when we visit. The food is great. The only negative I would say is that their isn't much choice on the menu. But even still it's one... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Only getting round to reviewing . Visited in June with my family . Staff were incredibly helpful and friendly ..playing tricks on our 10year old . Any time we visited it was very busy, we went next door for drinks and Waited for a call when a table became available The food was always tasty, well presented and a good... More 

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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: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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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