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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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All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank DidoCurlz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Well worth a visit I loved the Mexican Platter for my starter than Singapore Noodles & a nice bottle of red wine. Will be going back soon.

Thank Julie S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Nice little British run restaurant off the main streets. Doesn't seem to be open every day but has a Sunday lunch menu available which you are best booking. Freshly cooked, tasty food like you would get at home. Sausage and mash, fajitas, etc good selection.

Thank Blones
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Ma Ja's is tucked away from the main town - just up from the post office - but is worth going and looking for. We found it on our first night in Portugal as we passed it on our way into town. Very friendly and lovely food.

Thank UkVen
Lymm, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

It's been two years since we have eaten at this restaurant & we were not disappointed. We were able to book a table for 12 & pre-order the paella. It definitely lived up to my memories of 2 years ago, it was superb. The meals were delivered timely, they were freshly prepared & deliver to the table still very hot.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19
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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?