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A Carpa

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European, Portuguese
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Centro Comercial Parque das Amendoeiras, Vilamoura 8125-419, Portugal
289 322 689
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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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    Very good
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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
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We've visited Vilamoura for the past 3 years and have always eaten here at least once. Great value for money, lovely staff, tasty food, what more do u want.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Keith1Dublin
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Dublin
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Dublin
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We've visited Vilamoura for the past 3 years and have always eaten here at least once. Great value for money, lovely staff, tasty food, what more do u want.

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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We enjoyed a basic but decent meal, reasonably priced but superb service! tried to go on a diff night walking but couldnt find it would recommend you go by car & we did the 2nd time. Great atmosphere, very family & kids friendly. Worth a visit.

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Portuguese food served with REAL POTATO CHIPS!! not to be missed.. Mixed Kebab delicious and Swordfish a favourite of ours fabulous staff, We have been made to feel very welcome year after year.

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Keith, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Came here last year most nights for meals on our hols and back again this year and every bit as good. Excellent food and service highly recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I have been coming to vilamoura on holiday for 10 years and A Carpa has always been my favourite! It has extremely reasonable prices, great food and large portions. The waiters and owner are very friendly and helpful, always joking with customers. The restaurant is busy all year around due to its popularity and I would definitely recommend anyone visiting... More 

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Sutton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We ate here on 3 different occasions last week, they get busy in peak tourist season so booking is advisable. It is a fair way out from the Marina (about a 20 minute walk, or a couple of mins in a taxi), but that has benefits, the prices are competitive and the food is excellent. As would be expected with... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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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: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine

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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