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“Lovely restaurant”
Review of Caravela

Caravela
Ranked #30 of 154 Restaurants in Alvor
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely restaurant”
Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

We have visited Alvor twice, but always passed this restaurant as it is the 1st one on the way to all the others from our hotel. We had a lovely family meal, including Dover Sole, meat kebab and prawns in orange sauce. Every meal was cooked & presented beautifully, amazing when you see the size of the kitchen! Well worth a visit, but you are advised to book as it's quite a small place inside

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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
london
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable”
Reviewed August 15, 2014

Have visited several times before and again this holiday . Very nice restaurant with a nice atmosphere and ecor . I had the steak on a stone and it was great , the stone was sizzling unlike my recent vista to the bugenvilia ! my wife had the lamb kebab and loved it . Will certainly visit again .

  • Visited August 2014
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cork ireland
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was recommend recommended to us by friends but to be honest we were left disappointed. The staff were very friendly and efficient but the food was a major letdown only being very average. My wife and I had the mixed meat grill in which we found the meat to be tough with a tired looking salad. My son had a homemade burger which came with nothing on it and not even in a bun . My wife had profiteroles which were rock hard. I'm afraid I'm not going to recommend this place to anyone

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7 reviews
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“Great food”
Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

A lovely little restaurant with beautiful food and even the kids really enjoyed it. You have to try the cheesecake the best I have ever had

  • Visited August 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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“Should have gone here before”
Reviewed August 2, 2014

Again, in previous years we walked by the Caravela because we thought it being on main street it would be too touristy! Well we were wrong we booked the night before on our way home. We shared a mixed tapas for starters which was absolutely lovely full of flavour. For mains my husband and I had stone bass accompanied by mini potato/spinach gratins and a perfectly seasoned mixed salad! The stone bass was fab even better than in our fav seafood resto down by port! The girls had pasta dishes which certainly didnt leave them hungry. desserts good too although personally I prefer the usual lemon sorbet colonel to the their version of vodka and mint icecream but thats just personal preference! The staff were courteous and helpful .
We will definitely be back next visit

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Brenda R
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