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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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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank parnells2016
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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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244 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

Thank alancgreen8
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank AO25
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

A real hidden gem, I have eaten here with my wife and family several times, the service has always been exceptional, the manager has a wide knowledge of his drinks and has recommended several real crackers for us, we did have one meal there that didn't meet expectations there, in late 2014, and this was dealt with quickly and very... More 

Thank NickRay18
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Great spot for dinner. As this restaurant is owned by the same gentleman that owns Bon Bon, you know you are in for a treat. Less upscale than BonBon but equally nice and friendly. Food is excellent, the produce used are well prepared and service is great. Joao, the manager, is happy to help you pair food with wines and... More 

Thank veronica r
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Excellent quality and service. A varied if not huge menu but always with an amuse bouche and complimentary glass of Port at the end of the meal

Thank Alan M
swansea wales
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

We visited Pimenta Preta for the first time in quite a number of years on Valentine's evening with some close friends, full of high expectations. Unfortunately, they were not met. The service was good, efficient & very friendly. The food, however, was not up to the standard that we were expecting. Out of 5/6 different courses, only the penultimate dish,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
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?