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Ma Ja's Restaurant

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Rua do Casino 36, Carvoeiro 8400-515, Portugal
+351 912 684 052
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 and we got a friendly welcome on arrival. My wife ordered garlic mushrooms to start... More 

Thank miasgrandad
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

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 Jan are a great team and deserve all the praise they get. Still one of... More 

Thank algarve321
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 is fantastic for vegetarians as many things on the menu have a vegetarian option. The... More 

Thank KingleyBG
Darlington, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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 have vegetarian options clearly marked and they readily adapted the Greek mezze.

Thank Paul H
Clacton-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 welcome. As it was a hot day I was not wearing a top, she kindly... More 

Thank SuperPurpleron
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 style! The couple who run the place are friendly, efficient and delightful, and the food... More 

Thank Susielibs
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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 polite and welcoming. we had the chilli prawns between us for starters, then i had... More 

Thank Marie_Larryhappydays
Boston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Harlow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 and varied menu that all of us couldn't fault. Fantastic value for money, the owner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
European, British, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?