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A Vela

54 Rua do Barranco, Carvoeiro 8400-508, Portugal
+351 969 607 116
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“suckling pig” (15 reviews)
“black pork” (10 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
54 Rua do Barranco, Carvoeiro 8400-508, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had dinner here with my boyfriend last month. The service was brilliant, the waitresses were both really nice and friendly. So impressed with the lady that can speak 7 languages! My meal was really nice, I had fish, but my boyfriends wasn't great. Quite basic...More

Thank Holliester
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time I have been here as I like to try somewhere new on each visit. Service was noticeably slow - it's important to get the drinks sorted as a priority and waiting is then less of an ordeal guys. Mushrooms on crustini and...More

Thank northwalesnaturist
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having read all the good reviews we chose this restaurant for our first night, however, it did not live up to expectations! On two occasions they attempted to serve us out of date bottled drinks. There was an extremely long wait for food taking over...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, lovely helpful staff. A must visit restaurant in Carveoiro.It is beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean. They also have a piano player to add to your enjoyment. we will be back.

Thank Dorothy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was just OK all round but nothing more. Reasonable food. Satisfactory service. Ambience a bit lacking.

Thank Kris S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a party of 9 we were warmly welcomed by Antonia and given personal and efficient service throughout. The food was as amazing as before but once again it was the service and friendliness that made our night so special. Our little grandaughter even learned...More

Thank Maureen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we came here a couple of times last year and it was very good so came back this year ,the lovely owner reconised us straight away and the food was as excellent as ever.

Thank Belinda P
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We had a thoroughly enjoyable dinner at this restaurant. The food was very tasty and the staff were very attentive. On top of this we were entertained by the pianist who was playing a grand piano on the first floor. A really pleasant experience all...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 6 May 2017

My wife and I had a very pleasant evening with a pianist playing background music at this excellent restaurant. We had booked via the internet and arrived to be greeted very warmly by the owner and shown to our table. She continued to be very...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Made this booking online via tripadvisor about an hour before arrival. We received a warm welcome from the restaurant owner/manager. The food itself was brilliant, the starters were filling and well seasoned. I had the fried prawns as a stater which I would recommend. I...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Rua do Barranco, Carvoeiro 8400-508, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Carvoeiro
  • Phone Number: +351 969 607 116
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"For authentic Alentejo cuisine in the Algarve, we highly recommend this chilled and cheerful restaurant only minutes away from Praia do Carvoeiro. The cavernous, open-plan dining room at A Vela has a light and breezy nautical theme and a mezzanine dining area, and is decorated with maritime bric a brac, sea-blue chairs and whitewashed walls. The café-style ambience is buzzy and fun, and the menu varied and reasonably priced. Classic dishes at A Vela include the black pork served with fresh vegetables and potatoes baked with melted cheese; the salad 'Caprese' style with tomato, mozzerella and oregano; and the suckling pig roasted in a wood oven – and the restaurant also offers vegetarian and children's menus.

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