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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.
$15 - $25
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.