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A Carpa

Centro Comercial Parque das Amendoeiras, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-419, Portugal
+351 289 322 689
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mixed kebab” (31 reviews)
“steak” (44 reviews)
“hake” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Centro Comercial Parque das Amendoeiras, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-419, Portugal
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After a week staying at the Oasis village villamora this restaurant was on the way to the marina as we past it a couple of times from the outside didn't look much but after the reviews we thought we'd give it a try went on...More

Thank Inspiration783277
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having walked around most of the afternoon and not wanting to drive in the evening we headed out towards town but fell upon this gem of a place. Ok so it’s not on the marina but we were welcomed to a table for two outside...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant restaurant - best in Vilamoura and great value. Recommend booking as very busy during the season

Thank Lucy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had our evening meal twice during our stay. Antonio the owner is a very welcoming host. The food was extremely good and reasonably priced. A Carpa is not a large restaurant and always busy during the evenings so if you like to dine outside as...More

Thank steven m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place came highly recommended but I found it very disappointing. It was full when we arrived so we were asked to wait in a nearby bar and told someone would come and get us when a table was free. This didn't happen and when...More

Thank Half_a_Malteser
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owner, Antonio and his son Joseph and son-in-law Ricardo were as friendly as always. Having eaten here many times over the years we are very saddened by the real decline in the food. The clams starter was almost cold and seemed like they had...More

Thank PeterandKath186466
Reviewed September 12, 2018

We visited here after reading the raving reviews from other people on this website. It started poorly as the bread we received tasted as if had been left over from the previous nights dinner service, stale and hard. We both had sardines to start which...More

Thank rachel12720
Reviewed September 10, 2018

you don't get a lovely location like down on the marina, but you do get lovely food and service at a great price. The food was lovely, particularly the fish. Our waiter clearly enjoyed interacting with customers and made our visit very enjoyable. The place...More

Thank Ray P
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Have no idea why this restaurant has such great reviews, the chicken kebab was dry and tasteless, the steak was pure grissle, swimming in an oily sauce (which got sent back) chips were homemade granted, but not cooked and a bowl of lettuce, tomatoe and...More

Thank TheMeldrews
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Me and my husband went here one evening after reading the great reviews and it didn't let us down. Food was hot,delicious and freshly cooked. Waiter service was great and they were super friendly. We were also offered a complimentary liqueur at the end of...More

1  Thank Lara G
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Arthur t
July 17, 2018|
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Response from Rosepink22 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, not sure. The owners are very friendly and helpful, so it's probably best to call in when you are there.
Alison D
August 23, 2017|
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Response from Wayne10w | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe so but did not look that hard not being a vegetarian, if you eat fish then it's a yes.
March 29, 2016|
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Response from blueally | Reviewed this property |
I do know this is not a question.....I was merely trying to help notify the owners of the mistake, never-mind i'll inform them in person this July....
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Centro Comercial Parque das Amendoeiras, Vilamoura, Quarteira 8125-419, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Quarteira  >  Vilamoura
  • Phone Number: +351 289 322 689
A real gem. Father and son run and it is where all the British ex-Pats eat as excellent value for money.
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