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“Excellent all round - very busy”
Review of Ele & Ela

Ele & Ela
Ranked #6 of 148 Restaurants in Carvoeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Stroud, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent all round - very busy”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

We realised this was either an excellent restaurant or that the food was free! It always seems packed. We didn't want to use our mobile phone to book so we posted a request for 8pm Friday under the door. When we arrived, the waiter said that they don't take bookings for 8pm as it is so busy. We waited around half an hour for a table and were leaving when the same waiter rushed towards us to say that our table would only be a couple of minutes. This was true and we enjoyed an exceptional meal with the same level service and wonderful wine. We quizzed the South African waiter about the wine and he was knowledgeable on this as well as the food. The staff worked so hard to please everyone and I could fill a coach with waiting staff in the UK who could benefit from watching them!

We will return to the town and to this restaurant. Hopefully they will have a larger restaurant by then, which they deserve.

  • Visited May 2013
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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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“Best Restaurant of my Holiday”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Fresh and delicious food. Friendly and engaging staff. Quick service.

We ate in around ten different restaurants over the week. One was bad, one was great, the rest where good. Ele and Ela was the great one. A bit pricey compared to the others but you get what you pay for. It was always busy so best to book like we did.

  • Visited June 2013
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Scotland
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Carvoeiro”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

This is one of the best restaurants I have visited.
The food was delicious, tasty, timely and well presented.
The staff are professional and educated in their role, not just a conduit between the customer and the kitchen.
And finally; the atmosphere of the restaurant is not polluted by the inconsiderate smoker (Smoking not permitted).
A first class establishment.

  • Visited June 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
166 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Expensive for what you get”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Well situated and seemingly always busy restaurant near the beach in Carvoeiro where we celebrated my daughter's 40th birthday a few days ago. There were 4 adults and two children aged 7 and 9. Table on nice front terrace under cover. The kids had fish fingers and chips, the adults all had starters followed by either fish with a crispy Mediterranean topping ( fish slightly overcooked but quite tasty) or rack of lamb - good. We had 5 desserts among us. We had 3 glasses of cava , 4 glasses of orange and apple juice and 2 glasses of milk and one bottle of pretty average white wine. Total bill came to 198 euros.
Staff were pleasant and efficient, meal just not as good as it should have been for the price.

  • Visited June 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fab Restaurant”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

I was on holiday for two weeks in Carvoeiro and tried a lot of restaurants this one def gets top marks for food & service. We were three adults and 2 children and found all 3 starters,3mains & desserts excellent. The kids burgers were also the best we came across in the resort. I Highly recommend a visit but you def need to book as there was a constant stream of people being turned away.

  • Visited June 2013
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