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“Outstanding”
Review of Pimenta Preta

Pimenta Preta
Ranked #64 of 146 Restaurants in Carvoeiro
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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223 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Table for 3 Wednesday 13 August. We all had 5 course tasting menu washed down with 2 bottles of excellent Douro white. The food was superb, amuse bouche ,octopus carpaccio, sea bream and pork, very nouvelle cuisine style but substantial and filling. Staff very attentive, all food arrived at same time and plates similarly removed, Swiss watch efficiency. The presence of a musician added to the ambience. This is a quality restaurant serving excellent food in a very nice location. Total bill for 3 = €140. Astounded at some of the negative reviews, restaurant "cold" (in August???), and the person who claimed it was like "fast food joint" obviously knows nothing about good restaurants. Go - you won't be disappointed.

Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“This is Number 1?!”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

For the top place in Carvoeiro, this is basically a fast food joint. Service could be better and food leaves a lot to be desired. Staff is arrogant and uninterested in children. Definitely not a return!

  • Visited August 2013
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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Loved by many Tripadvisor reviewers - not by us!”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Lots of good reviews on Tripadvisor encouraged us to try this one. The evening was quite windy and hence cold and this may have affected our opinion. Service was good as described by others on Tripadvisor. Most expensive night out of our stay and we had better meals elsewhere. Food presented well but not flavoursome,

Visited August 2013
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“Great dinner , perfect service!”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Realy good food and a perfect service ! Nice atmosphere and live music wednsday and sunday , the service was perfect and you have a realy good feeling tropical from the blue of the pool and the green of the palmtrees ! In one word a recommendement

  • Visited August 2013
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“Excellent restaurant, hidden in Pestana resort”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

You would not expect to find such an excellent restaurant hidden in a resort. Pimenta Preta is not operated by Pestana but privately operated and although just outside of Carvoeiro, it is absolutely worthwhile to go and find it! Excellent fine dining and nice setting next to the pool. The food served in the evening is Michelin star quality at very affordable prices. The service is first class, very attentive and professional. They offer a very good selection of Portuguese wines. The foie gras and the scallops which we had as starters were fabulous. Afterwards we had grouper and tuna both prepared to perfection. We went back a couple of days later for lunch with the grandchildren and really enjoyed the good selection of salads. The added advantage is that we could use the pool and of-course, the grandchildren loved it! We will be back for sure.

Visited July 2013
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