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“Very good fish”
Review of A Carpa

A Carpa
Ranked #27 of 197 Restaurants in Vilamoura
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: A real gem. Father and son run and it is where all the British Ex-Pats eat as excellent value for money.
Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had been told to ignore the area and enjoy the food and that's exactly what we did. It is not fine dining but casual with great food. We had the swordfish and it was just right - good portion sizes and reasonably priced. I would recommend it for a relaxed evening with good food.

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Thank regulartraveller01
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Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Really good there is a special kebab it's so big! They do really good meat. I was cold and they gave me a blanket.
By James, aged 8

2  Thank Nicholas H
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Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We visited a carpa after reading reviews. Glad we did. Had an amazing meal. Huge portions gorgeous fresh fish. Staff were great with kids & nothing was a problem. We ate at 6.45 ish if you are looking to eat later you need to book in advance.

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1  Thank am16scotland
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Reviewed August 17, 2014

Visited A Carpa again recently having been several times in the last six years. We actually went twice. On one visit I had a lovely fresh swordfish steak and a mixed meat kebab the second time. Both cooked to perfection and simply served with fresh vegetables or salad. My wife enjoyed a traditional Portuguese style steak and a simple omelette. They happily catered for our six year old who also cleared her plates.

The Staff who have all been there forever were wonderful and friendly as usual. This place is a hidden gem off the beaten track, serving great food at good prices, but well worth hunting down.

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Thank Robin B
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

We went to Vilamoura for our annual mini golf tournament and wanted to eat locally. We chose "A Carpa" based on its Trip Advisor number two rating in Vilamoura. As the restaurant was busy we were seated outside, at the foot of a tired apartment block and overlooking a car park. The staff were great - friendly and attentive. Personally I was expecting more from the food based on the reviews - the bread was past its best; the clams were good but the sea bass was dry. In fairness it was a Sunday so probably not the best day to have fish. Overall the dining experience was OK but it was hard to see how reviewers could make this the second best restaurant in Vilamoura.

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Thank Skipper361
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