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Caravela

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Rua Marques de Pombal, 65, Alvor, Portimao 8500-021 , Portugal
282412008
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 96
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  • 32
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  • 7
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Everything about this little corner restaurant was great. We had a shared paella with chicken, pork and seafood. It was delicious. Staff were great too and we noticed a number of regulars being greeted which is a good sign when people are returning. Would highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Everything about this little corner restaurant was great. We had a shared paella with chicken, pork and seafood. It was delicious. Staff were great too and we noticed a number of regulars being greeted which is a good sign when people are returning. Would highly recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

It was great to see that the recent winter freshen up had updated the decoration. Of course the real reason to go is to enjoy the food and get some of that friendly welcome from Francisco. There are some new additions to the menu and as ever are cooked to a high standard. We ate at the restaurant twice in... More 

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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The restaurant is on a crossroads and is easily accessible. 4 of us dined and only the sea bass was a issue. We were under the impression that fillet of sea bass meant that it had no bones but this was not the case it doesn't come with the bones removed the fillet refers to the cut of the fish,... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Well we didn't think this place could get any better, but wow It has with the owner transforming the menu and a new chef this has to be the best food in Alvor for us. We dined here three times with mouth watering courses, Caravella offers a delicious tomato soup which is home made with croutons such a lovely change... More 

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LONDONDERRY,NI
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Been coming to Alvor for years and this restaurant is always worth a visit, small so book, food very good and reasonably priced and owner Fransico and staff very friendly and good at their job...

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Waltham Abbey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We spent new years eve in this restaurant. Best new year ever. Food fantastic staff brilliant and value for money was incredible. Hoping they open new year 2015 cant wait to book.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Been a big fan of this restaurant and we only managed to eat here once this holiday, and the meal was delicious. Both had starters, soup and bread butter and cheese selection, then a perfectly cooked grilled salmon with fluffy mashed potatoes and the best steam vegetables ever. I never left a thing so that to me spells a fantastic... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We have been visitng alvor every year for some time and we had never tried caravela and now we know why the food was terrible quality and the owner/bar man was very unpleasant. The fish we ordered was frozen and the orange prawns were drowned in orange juice from a carton no effort made. The worst meal we have ever... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Lovely food, a bit expensive than one further down the road, but still lovely food and wine. Somewhere nice to go if you wanted to push the boat out a little Excellent service, friendly management and staff

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We have dined at this restaurant on a couple of occasions in the past and again 2 weeks ago whilst on holiday. We arrived lateish and hadnt booked, but were found a table. My daughter had the Duck which she said was perfectly cooked and really tasty, I had chicken fillets, which were plentiful and delicious, all served with lovely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Marques de Pombal, 65, Alvor, Portimao 8500-021 , Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
  • Phone Number: 282412008

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Portuguese

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