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“Limpets!!”

Restaurante Caravela
Ranked #1 of 28 Restaurants in Sao Vicente
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Our driver had been suggesting all week that we should try limpets....I must admit we were not really liking that idea.....however having seen them served in practically every restaurant we had been in we decided to give them a go. Our driver took us to Restaurante Caravela very popular with locals and was very busy on sunday lunchtime. We had a nice table outside and our driver ordered fish stew for him and limpets for us.....to our surprise they were really nice, I mean really really nice, happy to have tried and enjoyed something new.

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Thank Dee G
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

We stopped here after our visit to the nearby grotto and after checking on tripadvisor which was the best restaurant for our lunch.

So, so glad we chose this! We sat outside on a cloudy and chilly day and after being asked whether we wanted fish or meat before our drinks order strange, we thought, the waiter brought a tray of the freshest fish for us to choose from.We chose the most expensive fish offered, but were never pressured into it. We chose the Dourada and had it simply grilled with garlic and butter - but not too much. It came with potatoes (hooray no chips here) and some boiled veg. There was oil to dress it if we wanted. There was plenty to eat - with some left over - with a large bottle of water and two coffees the bill came to less than €30. What a bargain! It almost beats our favourite fish restaurant in Camara do Lobos, and at almost half the price but definitely same quality.

Lovely restaurant, lovely setting and very friendly waiters.

Thank ruthiegee
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Coming back from the Grutas de Sao Vicente, stopped for lunch at this restaurant. We found a fantastic and tasteful food for good value of money...the service is also very good, friendly and fast. This restaurant it's a must if in the area and the limpets are the best from my point of view, also from price perspective.

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Thank Cristina C
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

The best grilled fish of 2017! We had “Peixe porco” and it was out of this world. If you stop by São Vicente, make sure you eat at this restaurant!

Thank SimonyPortugal
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Following our trip to the caves we stopped here, Caravela is very good, we had limpets, fish with banana, fish soup and steak, all really very good and very reasonably priced
Place is full of locals and clearly the best restaurant in the area
We would drive from Funchal just to eat here it’s about 45 minutes
Keep up the good work and thanks

Thank Thehotelreviewercouk
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