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A Vela

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A Vela offers a variety of traditional, international and Mediterranean cuisine. You can start of with a magnificent traditional dish from the Algarve Coast, Muxama (dried tuna salad) or even share a national cheese plate with homemade jams. As a main you can order between fish, meat or share dishes with your family & friends. A Vela’s Guests love the octopus a lagareiro style and the steak on the stone ‘do it yourself’ as well as the so typical Cataplana. When it comes to the delicious and All Homemade desserts, by Antónia, it is hard to resist to a special Orange tiramisu or a traditional Fig and Carob Tart from the Algarve.
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews cheesy potatoes suckling pig octopus filo pastry mixed meat kebab steak pork prawns bread sea bass seafood salad piano playing lovely food ate here service was excellent golden bream
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming to Carvoeiro for many years. Never went here. What a fool we have been. Great food. Super friendly staff. We will come back. Thank you for a lovely evening.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank jeroenv671
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As regular visitors to Carvoeiro we have our favourite eating places which we gravitate towards. Sometimes one disappoints and so we try to sample a 'new' (for us) one each year. This time we chose A Vela and it was a good decision. Located in...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank grahamrwestcott
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A warm welcome from the owner, Antonia, and her assistant suggesting the special couvert which was interesting and enjoyable. Starters were goat's cheese with honey in filo pastry and camarao soup which was tasty but could have done (presentationwise) with a couple of prawns swimming...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Roy C
Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

We are staying in Albufeira and visited Carvoeiro this evening and and dined at A Vela. The staff were very welcoming and recommended traditional dishes. The food was delicious, we had vegetable soup, I had the pepper steak and my husband had the Portuguese steak....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 267katc
Reviewed April 11, 2019 via mobile

Originally called for a quick drink but stayed for a meal. Lovely food wine and ambiance. Not impressive from the outside but don't be fooled. Food is fantastic. And sensational service at reasonable price. Will return.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank mrbandicoot
Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

Went with our friends from Scotland who have dined here before, a treat indeed. Special evening with entertainment provided by a multi-talented musician, piano, sax, harmonica and clarinet. Antonio is the most gracious host my wife and I ever met, wow! I enjoyed the Seafood...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

The best octopus ever made on earth, the best steak and the best lamb too, i recomend the cheese potato to join your meal, muxama or the clams for your starters, nice experience for couple or family, come and eat the best meal

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jonhy l
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

This is a restaurant that has been on the list to try. We have been saving it for the cooler weather as I didn’t want to be sat outside next to the road. Lovely ambiance inside the restaurant. Live pianist most nights. The staff we...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank suggett1976
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Busy place but really fast and friendly service. We had the muxima? (dried tuna and goat cheese salad) starter and cataplana to share - both delicious. The waiter even served the cataplana to us at the table and there was a generous amount of fish...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lisakow
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Lovely clean restaurant, service and food very good I had lamb skewers with garlic potatoes, if I was being critical the lamb was a tiny bit chewy but tasted fantastic, the wife had duck with mango and cheesy potatoes which was gorgeous, would definitely return.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Just returned from Carvoeiro. Note on door says that A Vela is closed until 31 January 2018.
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