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Rua Marques de Pombal, 65, Alvor, Portimao 8500-021 , Portugal
+351 282 412 008
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Arad County, Romania
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really like the food there, the portions were big, the fish so fresh and had such a great taste. The chef really know how to impress his customers.

Thank lara232
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We visited this restaurant on the last night of our holiday.They do a tourist menu which was fantastic value,3 course meal with a drink of your choice and coffee for only 10 euros.Not tiny portions either and it was lovely food.I wish we had visited it more times during our stay but I don't think it opened until a couple... More 

Thank austincrew
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We had intended to visit Caravela in previous years but had found it closed for the winter. This time were fortunate because it closed two days after our visit ! The atmosphere was particularly welcoming in an airy interior dominated by the large bar. We were immediately approached and engaged in conversation by the chief waiter who obviously recognised us... More 

Thank John P
Rochester, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We stayed in Alvor for the month of October and most of our lunches were spent in Caravela being served amazing food by wonderful Francisco. We just love tapas and tried ever dish on the tapas menu, (delicious). We did also try several dishes from the lunchtime menu and loved the three cheese pasta and the salmon kebab. Honestly please... More 

1 Thank warbirds154
Bushey, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This was disappointing. The steak was so tough that my husband couldn't eat it. When he left half of it the waiter didn't bother to ask why. The mussels starter was actually very nice but that's all. No atmosphere.

Thank R9883JSjane
xic0, Proprietário at Caravela, responded to this review

Well... the minute you came in i realized the type of costumer you are and with this i have my confirmation. You've been treatead professionaly. We are here to provide you service and a enjoyable meal not to kiss you. No atmosfere? What did you expected? A table dance? Regarding to the ryb eye steak (yes, i do remember you!),... More 

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70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This was the first time we had been to Caravela despite walking past it numerous over the last 15 years. We won't make that mistake again. Very welcoming, lovely atmosphere and great food. We had the couvert to start which was plenty for two of us. I had pork medallions with a red fruit sauce while my wife went with... More 

Thank TheRoths
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Stayed in alvor for a week and went in quite a few restaurants to eat but this was my favourite place as the portions are big.THE bottled water you get is more than likely half the size you get in other places but the caravela has more feel to it and the taff are there when you need them.I would... More 

Thank gednw
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

So nice sat outside the waiter was so funny and happy made you feel so welcome I had vegetable soup to start which was very nice and for main my husband had chicken Portuguese style I had duck in fruit sauce and it was gorgeous the food was so nice didn't have desert to full will return again thank you

Thank Portugal103
Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Alvor is a great place to visit (my wife and I have been going most years - sometimes twice a year - for over 15 years) but lacks restaurants of any real quality. This restaurant promised well on our first night but went somewhat downhill on the next 2 visits and was in the end quite bland from a food... More 

1 Thank LooCan
Bangor, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Visited after reading great reviews. Was not disappointed. Excellent food, wine,atmosphere and service. Ended up going 3 times during our 7 day holiday and will definitely return next year. The steaks are delicious as was the duck. Give this restaurant a try!

Thank 975DeeDee

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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, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Marques de Pombal, 65, Alvor, Portimao 8500-021, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Portimao  >  Alvor
  • Phone Number: +351 282 412 008

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