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Estrada do Farol, Carvoeiro 8400Carvoeiro LGA, Portugal
+351 282 357 330
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another great meal at A Gale'. Chateaubriand was fantastic and excellent value for money. Great to see Ped back

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Yorkshire, UK
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275 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last night. The waiter is hot and so efficient too. The chicken curry was tasty and just the right spiciness. Reasonable prices.

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Thank Bar1
Sherbrooke, Canada
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes the decor is dated and looking a little tired but this, surprisingly, seems to add to the charm. Carvoeiro has become so touristy, that when you come across an establishment which retains some of its original look, you feel you are dining where the locals prefer to eat. Indeed, this is a place they might well wish to patronize,... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Been going there for 20plus years ,changed little ,still has Antonio's plates on the wall. First day of holiday destination. Certainly does'nt need this review,it is the busiest restaurant in town. Last visit -wet night in January (prebooked) full of Eurotour Senior hopefuls drinking water. Not to be missed on a trip to Cavoeiro. Not fine dining and not the... More 

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Thank Peter M
Darlington, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

A Gale never disappoints when it comes to great food. A varied menu to suit all tastes. The mixed fish is amazing value. Sadly no room for dessert. Good attentive service. Cover, starter mains and bottle of wine for under €50. Excellent.

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Thank Kris S
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is small and cozy. The decor is a little kitsch, but that shouldn't put you off. The wine is cheap and good, the Portuguese steak is a revelation (ask for it rarer than you would usually, it keeps cooking when it arrives) and the prawns are plump and delicious. The place has the feeling of a locals' place... More 

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Thank notkaiho
Blue Mountains, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We first noticed this little restaurant while sitting in another, across the road. A Gale was packed! Reservations are recommended but we found it very worthwhile to wait for an hour and return on a Saturday evening when we hadn't made a reservation. The food was delicious, especially the lamb and the dorado. We are returning tomorrow to again enjoy... More 

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Thank dvscarcel
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Cute little place (make reservations) with great authentic Portuguese food. Sweet and attentive service and great job explaining your wonderful dishes and your beautiful culture. We went there twice during our 1 week stay here. Highly recommend.

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Thank Michaela H
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

My family and I were visiting in the Christmas break and were determined to eat some authentic Portuguese food. The problem was that it was Christmas time and most of Carvoeiro was closed! However, while walking around the village square we discovered this rather small restaurant and were enticed enough by the menu on display to try it - and... More 

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Thank Amar D
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Definitely on our list of favs in carv. Always a need to book but once in service is impeccable. Only criticism is nothing for veggies, although ad I eat fish I can recommend the salmon which is superb. Proper local fare and my partner swears by the Portuguese steak, not what you would expect!! Q

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Portuguese, European
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada do Farol, Carvoeiro 8400Carvoeiro LGA, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Carvoeiro
  • Phone Number: +351 282 357 330

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?