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“Excellant food and fantastic hostess”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of A Vela

A Vela
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Ranked #19 of 144 Restaurants in Carvoeiro
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: "For authentic Alentejo cuisine in the Algarve, we highly recommend this chilled and cheerful restaurant only minutes away from Praia do Carvoeiro. The cavernous, open-plan dining room at A Vela has a light and breezy nautical theme and a mezzanine dining area, and is decorated with maritime bric a brac, sea-blue chairs and whitewashed walls. The café-style ambience is buzzy and fun, and the menu varied and reasonably priced. Classic dishes at A Vela include the black pork served with fresh vegetables and potatoes baked with melted cheese; the salad 'Caprese' style with tomato, mozzerella and oregano; and the suckling pig roasted in a wood oven – and the restaurant also offers vegetarian and children's menus. "
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Excellant food and fantastic hostess”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

Ate here on our last night and wish we had done before so, fantastic food ( cheesy potatoes to die for ), not mentioning the steaks, and my daughter's spaghetti, read TA before and tried quite a few of your top's, but this has to be ours, lovely lady owner, will definatley return again.

  • Visited October 2012
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Kirkcaldy
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good Food Exellent Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

Waitress was friendly and knew all about the menu. Could change what languages she spoke, very impressive!

Visited July 2012
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Carvoeiro, Portugal
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“Good food, friendly service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

The food is consistently good at A Vela and the service is friendly without being overbearing. Must try the 'cheesy potatoes'!

  • Visited July 2012
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UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Good for veggies”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

I wasn't expecting to be able to get anything other than omlettes and salads to eat in Carvoeiro, but A Vela surprised me by having 5 or 6 dishes (including veggie lasagne, tofu dishes etc) on the menu. Also served the usual fish and meat food including some specials, so a good choice for a mixed group. The service was very good, the lady serving us was impressively multi-lingual and very friendly

Visited July 2012
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“Tracey and Dean”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012 via mobile

Wonderful welcome, very efficient service. We were very impressed with the waitress who seemed to be able to speak many languages fluently and all with a smile. The best Mussels starter by far followed by a great seafood pasta. Highly recommended.

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