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Ma Ja's Restaurant

Rua do Casino 36, Carvoeiro 8400-515, Portugal
+351 912 684 052
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“sunday roast” (12 reviews)
“fajitas” (8 reviews)
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European, British, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Rua do Casino 36, Carvoeiro 8400-515, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited MaJa's on Saturday evening. We had been looking to dine here for sometime but had never found it open. My wife rang and booked a table. The restaurant is off the beaten track, tucked away in a back street. It has a nice feel...More

Thank miasgrandad
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited here many times. I have reviewed before but after last visit I felt the need to review again to say that nothing has changed and the food is still great (if anything its getting better) and served in a really friendly atmosphere. Mark and...More

Thank algarve321
Reviewed 6 January 2017

You have to make a little effort to find this place as it is up some steps and a side road from the main bars and restaurants but it is well worth it. The food is a mix of traditional English and international fusion and...More

Thank KingleyBG
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

One of our firm favourites and it is OPEN Thurs -Sun at this time of year. Thank you.....especially when most of Carvoeiro is closed. There's always a warm welcome, cosy atmosphere and a varied choice of menu. All freshly prepared.

Thank Kris S
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We were lucky to eat in this lovely restaurant as it is now closed for a month for a well-deserved rest. My family all enjoyed our meals and liked the friendly comfortable surroundings. We would not hesitate to come back again next year. Nice to...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We were lucky to find this little gem, also lucky there were a couple of tables which weren't reserved. The restaurant is run by a couple who moved from the UK around 10 years ago. Jan was very polite and attentive and made us feel...More

Thank SuperPurpleron
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We have visited Carvoeiro for 32 years, and only found this little place 6 months ago on the recommendation of friends who live nearby. We only eat out for lunch, so we make a beeline here on a Sunday for traditional Sunday Fayre - Brit...More

Thank Susielibs
Reviewed 23 September 2016

my husband and i just happen to pass this little gem on our way out one night and the place had a good vibe about it, so we decided to call into it the following night and we were not disappointed. the owner was very...More

Thank Marie_Larryhappydays
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We can highly recommend the Sunday roast - everything was freshly cooked and nicely presented. We will definitely be back next time we visit Carvoeiro. Thank you to Mark & Jan.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Had the most amazing meal here during a recent holiday to Carvoeiro. We were a party of 14 adults, among us 5 vegetarians. We had really struggled to find a restaurant that catered for the veggies but then struck oil with Ma Ja's! really fantastic...More

Thank DidoCurlz
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi how many diners can you seat at one time?
6 August 2016|
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Response from Ma_JasPortugal | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your question. We can seat up to 40 people. If we can be of any further help, then please ask.
chris h
on 1 of our many trips to carvoeiro i am sure we had a meal here and enjoyed it. i am a vegetarion and was pleased to receive agood attitude towards people like myself who are vegetarion.would go back to this restaurant.and carvoeiro as always.do you know geraldene &robert who own smilers bar, because they took us there and are friends of ours.
31 October 2015|
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Response from Ma_JasPortugal | Property representative |
Hi Chris, thank you for your kind comments. We do know Geraldine and Robert from Smiler's bar, they often come in to enjoy one of our Sunday roasts! If you are ever in Carvoeiro again, please come and see us. Take care Mark... More
Hello, Are you open at lunchtime too or just evenings?
19 July 2015|
Response from Jan P |
Hi, We are open only evenings with the exceptions of Sunday's when we open at midday to serve a traditional Sunday roast as well as our menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Casino 36, Carvoeiro 8400-515, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Carvoeiro
  • Phone Number: +351 912 684 052
  • E-mail