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Pimenta Preta

Vale Centeanes | in the Pestana Palm Gardens Resort, Carvoeiro 8400-525, Portugal
+351 282 350 281
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“bon bon” (8 reviews)
“risotto” (3 reviews)
“duck” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Vale Centeanes | in the Pestana Palm Gardens Resort, Carvoeiro 8400-525, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went here first morning of our holiday for a lovely buffet breakfast well worth the €9, went back that evening and had a first class meal, all 4 of us had something different and all were excellent. Also had lunch and every time we visited...More

Thank TravelholicDuntocher
Reviewed January 25, 2017

Excellent restaurant, fantastic A la carte menu, Thank you to the wonderful friendly staff . Eat here whilst staying at the Palm gardens hotel for 7 days. Highly recommended

Thank Richard P
Reviewed January 4, 2017

We and other members of our party have previously been to this restaurant and enjoyed the food but on this occasion (evening of 3rd January) the food was so appalling that even 1 star is flattery. Our party of 6 had different options from the...More

Thank Colin Neil E
Reviewed January 3, 2017

This was quite a find: Pimena Preta is a little way out of Carvoeiro centre (a 20 minute walk or 5 euro taxi ride) but is well worth the journey! Fairly unique amongst local restaurants there is top class service- atttentive but not pushy- and...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Located on the grounds of the Pestana Palm Gardens so handy for our first evening meal. We selected lasagna and the boys had chicken in a light batter & chips and the chef cooked spaghetti carbonara especially for our youngest which was not on the...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed September 27, 2016

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...More

Thank weekender051
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Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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...More

1  Thank Christopher T
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...More

Thank JanBilton
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...More

Thank parnells2016
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Are there any gluten-free options? What is the average price for dinner?
April 12, 2017|
Response from Dave H | Reviewed this property |
No idea about gluten-free options! But the waiters are incredibly professional and friendly and will help you out! The phone number is +351 282 350 281. It's an "expensive" eaterie by Carvoeiro standards- but well worth... More
John H
Will the restaurant be open over the new year period ?? 2016-17
December 24, 2016|
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John H
Will the restaurant be open over the new year period ??
December 24, 2016|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, but as it is in a holiday apartment complex I doubt it will be open. I think they have a website which should help you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
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: +351 282 350 281
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