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Ma Ja's Restaurant

Rua do Casino 36, Carvoeiro 8400-515, Portugal
+351 912 684 052
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“fajitas” (15 reviews)
“sunday roast” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
International, European, Mexican, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Rua do Casino 36, Carvoeiro 8400-515, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 205 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Would highly recommend to anyone in the Carvoeiro area, British pub food in Portugal what more could you want! Tasty food with a seriously good portion size, and clearly homemade food! Would definitely return!

Thank jordradams
Jan P, Owner at Ma Ja's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review......we are glad that you enjoyed our country pub classic food.....maybe next time you can try one of our dishes from around the world xx Enjoy the rest of your holiday xx

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful meal. Mark & Jan are great host hosts and the food is amazing. The steak was cooked perfectly and my wife said her lasagne was the best she has had. Highly recommended.

Thank Jim B
Ma_JasPortugal, Owner at Ma Ja's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words......we look forward to seeing you both again in the future xx

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first night in Carvoeiro coincided with opening night for the season for Ma Ja’s so I’d seen it online and managed to get a table. We were warmly welcomed by Jan and we’re early enough to choose our table. As it was opening night...More

Thank royzee28
Ma_JasPortugal, Owner at Ma Ja's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comments......it was great to meet you both on our opening night and to be able to welcome you back when we were less rushed off our feet! We are so glad that you enjoyed the food and found the atmosphere...More

Reviewed 15 January 2018

Stayed in Carveiro for 10 days over the Xmas period. Visited Jan and Mark a couple of times and could not find a single fault with the food, hospitality or the welcome. Jan was so friendly and also offered us information on local walks, shops...More

Thank gail b
Ma_JasPortugal, Owner at Ma Ja's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words....it is always good to receive feedback.....especially when it's like this! We are glad that you enjoyed your time in Carvoeiro and your visits to us.....see you next time you are here. All best wishes for the New...More

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We’ve visited Ma Jas on a few occasions and have never been disappointed. Our most recent visit being Xmas day. What a feast. We had a fantastic meal and time. Jan and Mark really go the extra mile - every time - to make sure...More

Thank Heather S
Ma_JasPortugal, Owner at Ma Ja's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

We always try to make Christmas Day that extra bit special for the guests that choose to spend it with us and it is good to hear that we succeeded in your case!! Thank you for choosing to spend your Christmas Day with us and...More

Reviewed 21 November 2017

First time visiting Ma Ja's even though we have been to Carvoeiro more than a dozen tines. We have passed it regularly on our way to town but this being our first night as well as a Sunday, we knew that a lot of restaurants...More

Thank Russ676
Ma_JasPortugal, Owner at Ma Ja's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

It was good to meet you guys.....we tend to find that once people come in and visit us they always return.....if only we had a euro for every time we heard the phrase "If only we found you sooner!".....look forward to seeing you both again...More

Reviewed 21 November 2017

A little gem that is off the Main Street. The English couple that run the place take every effort to make you feel at home. The food is great, good portion size and reasonably priced. A place that you should not miss if you are...More

Thank Steve W
Ma_JasPortugal, Owner at Ma Ja's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words.....we work hard to make sure that our guests feel at home and enjoy their experience with us, so it is always good to hear that we are doing OK! xx

Reviewed 14 November 2017

Good home cooked food , anybody in search of home cooked Sunday roast will love it here . Nice menu for when you fancy something on the plain side . However the menu is lovely , like a English country pub menu .More

Thank frillylondon64
Ma_JasPortugal, Owner at Ma Ja's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We certainly offer something completely different from the other restaurants in Carvoeiro. This includes our Dishes from around the World and Country Pub Classics as we call them. I know some people think that dishes...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Very nice place and cool calm atmosphere. Lovely food although fajitas was a tiny portion not enough to fill a hole so I would recommend going for the pie or fish as are decent portions. Plates were tiny even for big portion food my wife...More

Thank Branski1874
Ma_JasPortugal, Owner at Ma Ja's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you for your review.......however that's the first time we have been told that our portions/plate size are tiny! The majority of our guests say our portions are too big for them.....sorry they did not match your families appetite that night.

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

A warm welcome and good food what more could you want? I had the Fajitas which were very tasty. My husband had the Drunken Pie which he enjoyed very much. The restaurant is tucked but only a couple of minutes walk from the sea front....More

Thank sigma8
Ma_JasPortugal, Owner at Ma Ja's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

All we want is that our guests enjoy their experience with us!!! Glad that you both did..... thank you x

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s0uthw0rth
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.
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chris h
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
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kezhaslam
19 July 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$21
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
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