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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent service, great food, brilliant staff.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Bryan D
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Hemel Hempstead
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75 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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veene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Good food and fantastic service. The waiters are funny and friendly. The food is excellent. We had free drinks after paying the bill which came to 60 euros for 4 people including wine and dessert. They make you feel very welcome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us during our stay in Villamoura. After dining out around the Marina area, we have to say that the food & service of this place was amazing! It was nice to be served by someone who values you as a customer, not just someone who's paying the wages! We went back a few times during... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We make sure we go to A Carpa every time we go to Vilamoura, every couple of months or so. The food has never let us down, always delicious, well-cooked and good quality. They always offer more chips/salad/vegetables/sauce if you run out. We recommend the mixed kebabs and pork loin. The owners are good fun & offer a glass of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Our order had clearly been forgotten. People around us who had arrived and ordered after us received their food and we still had nothing. We asked where it was and we were brought food we didn't order, so that went away. Then when it finally arrived, the medium steak was totally overdone. So this was taken back leaving my friends... More 

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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: 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: Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

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