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“Lovely Algarvian fare”
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A Vela
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Ranked #28 of 152 Restaurants in Carvoeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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. "
Reviewed April 30, 2014

Had wanted to try this place on a number of occasions and finally managed this year. Certainly worth it with dishes a little different from those on offer elsewhere. Food was exceptionally tasty and catered for all tastes. Service was friendly and informative. The restaurant itself is lovely with a beautiful seaside vibe in its decor. Would recommend highly.

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Late choice to eat out, and a good one. Friendly staff, Antonia and her waitress, excellent food - I had the black pork - and good house wine. Good atmosphere and a very enjoyable evening.at a reasonable price. Would definitely return.

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Reviewed August 6, 2013

We ate here twice and it was the best of all the restaurants we ate in Carvoeiro. The waiting staff were fantastic and the food was of high quality. I risked eating octopus one night and it was absolutely delicious! Our extended family ate there on our recommendation and all thoroughly enjoyed it including our toddler who devoured the spaghetti bolognese even though he is a fussy eater. Highly recommended if you love great food and reasonably priced too!

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

My family - nine of us went for a meal at A Vela on 2 August. The food was authentic Portuguese and very tasty. The ambience was very good and the proprietor Antonia and her colleague were very attentive and helpful. Prices were very good for the quality of food and service received

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Reviewed July 24, 2013

We had Dourada and Linguado. Both really tasty but with a little too much oil for my diet :-) Moderate prices and nice coffee.

Thank Alisa D
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