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Jota Lita Restaurant

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Estrada do Farol 28, Carvoeiro 8400-505, Portugal
+351 282 084 198
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this is one of the few authentic Portugeuse restaurants I found in Carvoeiro. I had fish on my 3 visits, all very nice. Very good friendly service washed down with a glass of port.

Thank Joe T
Bury, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nearly missed a treat as this restaurant was full but fortunately seen by the staff who advised we have a quick drink outside as a couple of tables were soon to be free. 5 minutes later we were perusing a great menu with plenty of choice in a friendly atmosphere with attentive staff. I can recommend the grilled seabass and... More 

Thank LindsayB1830
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, really customer friendly. Had portuguese steak -absolutely deliciious! Real chips and a port/strawberrry tequila on the house!! Higjhly recommend, we'll definitely return!

Thank KCTCCumbria
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Have been going to jota Lita for past 5years have not had a bad meal service very good staff very friendly

Thank Lynne O
Bowmanville, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Excellent food and fun staff. Varied menu with good service. Family atmosphere and a great night out.

Thank Christine H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Our waiter was very friendly and had a good sense of humour to our silly quips. We had pork fillets with a delicate creamy pepper sauce, perfectly cooked salmon and a delicious Portuguese-style beef steak which defies description (well, seared beef, a slice of ham on top, thickly-sliced potato fries and a delicious red wine sauce). Very interesting and well... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

The interior of the restaurant is nothing special, but the food was very good and the service exceptional from my point of view. The pork with pepper sauce as yummy.

Thank agt33
Spalding, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We've been coming here for over 15 years. Yes it's that good. Doesn't look inspiring but the food is great. If John is working, his cheeky chappy tourist banter is delightful. If not, ah, it's not quite the same. Book or turn up early. This place is full all night even in low season. Try the tiger prawns, Portuguese steak... More 

Thank Nickit7676
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We normally pop in once or twice to eat here during our return visits to Carvoeiro. Joao and his staff always look after you well, He banters with all the customers and it seems this year he has been training up one of his young waiters to do the same. The sardines are very good as are the cataplanas. We... More 

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Wragby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Top meal from this well run friendly restaurant same owner for many years always makes you feel welcome and remembers return customers and not expensive would recommend.

Thank Diane Julie W

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada do Farol 28, Carvoeiro 8400-505, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Carvoeiro
  • Phone Number: +351 282 084 198

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