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Pimenta Preta

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Vale Centeanes | in the Pestana Palm Gardens Resort, Carvoeiro 8400-525, Portugal
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there on Saturday 24/9/16 at midday. We were astonished to witness the waiter, manning the bar outside, being very rude to couples that wanted to sit out of the sun in the shade. The only tables available in the shade were tables for four. Any couple that seated themselves there were very brusquely told to move to the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Great food at an excellent price. Good presentation and excellent service but the old ambience has gone

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

After a second visit to Pimenta Preta in recent years as expected the food was excellent and the wine recommendation was superb. Service was as expected although location between the resort reception and the pool, teamed with the radio playing as background music isn't quite salubrious. Unfortunately things go wrong when paying as our card would not go through the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Service was outstanding and the staff are excellent at pairing wine with your food. I had swordfish steak and my wife had duck - both were outstanding. We even got a couple of complementary glasses of port each which sent us home with a nice health glow.

Thank JanBilton
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Hadn't been in two years to Pimenta Preta where previously we would regularly visit for birthdays or special occasions. Although upper end of price scale we had always found service and food excellent. Our latest visit for our daughters birthday was a massive disappointment. Service ok, food ok, cost did not represent value for money and we spent the night... More 

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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

Visited this restaurant on a Sunday for convenience while staying at the resort Pestana Palm Garden, this restaurant sits in and we were both jaw droppingly surprised by the presentation and excellent quality of the food here. There is a chaotic rhythm to the service and every dish is to die for. Definitely one of the best restaurants in Carvoeiro.... More 

Thank Sheryl P
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

We arrived just before 10pm and they managed to serve us a very nice dinner, after a long journey. Really enjoyed the Dona Maria rose.

Thank Mark K
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We have been visiting this excellent restaurant for a number of years and have never been disappointed. The food and device are always first class and we are always remembered and treated so well by the team. In our opinion this is one of the places that offers best value for money in the area.

Thank Shaun D
Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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252 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

Popped in on the way to the airport, obviously for something to eat, but also at lunchtime they do a two course meal at a very attractive price. Ladies had John Dory and chicken for me. Simple dishes but skilfully executed and beautifully presented. Only downside is that eating outside means being by the pool which isn't ideal.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

We stayed in Palm Gardens so this was our local. What makes this place so special is not only the food but the staff, always so helpful and friendly, nothing was a problem. We took the 7 breakfast deal and there was always plenty of choice, anything else you wanted you only had to ask. Eating there at night was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vale Centeanes | in the Pestana Palm Gardens Resort, Carvoeiro 8400-525, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Carvoeiro
  • Phone Number: 282350281

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?