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Pimenta Preta

Vale Centeanes | in the Pestana Palm Gardens Resort, Carvoeiro 8400-525, Portugal
+351 282 350 281
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bon bon” (8 reviews)
“risotto” (3 reviews)
“duck” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Vale Centeanes | in the Pestana Palm Gardens Resort, Carvoeiro 8400-525, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I live nearby and am an old client, but have to agree with some of the reviews that this place had gone downhill a little. But since the new chef arrived a few months ago things are really looking up. Pimenta Preta is, in my...More

Thank Makantudo
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have recently returned to this lovely restaurant and enjoyed the changes made by Nuno and his new chef. What a difference! Very friendly staff, lovely location and excellent food. We particularly liked sharing four of the Asian wok dishes after our amazing starters- scallop...More

Thank jeniggy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here first morning of our holiday for a lovely buffet breakfast well worth the €9, went back that evening and had a first class meal, all 4 of us had something different and all were excellent. Also had lunch and every time we visited...More

Thank TravelholicDuntocher
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Excellent restaurant, fantastic A la carte menu, Thank you to the wonderful friendly staff . Eat here whilst staying at the Palm gardens hotel for 7 days. Highly recommended

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We and other members of our party have previously been to this restaurant and enjoyed the food but on this occasion (evening of 3rd January) the food was so appalling that even 1 star is flattery. Our party of 6 had different options from the...More

Thank Colin Neil E
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This was quite a find: Pimena Preta is a little way out of Carvoeiro centre (a 20 minute walk or 5 euro taxi ride) but is well worth the journey! Fairly unique amongst local restaurants there is top class service- atttentive but not pushy- and...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Located on the grounds of the Pestana Palm Gardens so handy for our first evening meal. We selected lasagna and the boys had chicken in a light batter & chips and the chef cooked spaghetti carbonara especially for our youngest which was not on the...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We were there on Saturday 24/9/16 at midday. We were astonished to witness the waiter, manning the bar outside, being very rude to couples that wanted to sit out of the sun in the shade. The only tables available in the shade were tables for...More

Thank weekender051
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Great food at an excellent price. Good presentation and excellent service but the old ambience has gone

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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

After a second visit to Pimenta Preta in recent years as expected the food was excellent and the wine recommendation was superb. Service was as expected although location between the resort reception and the pool, teamed with the radio playing as background music isn't quite...More

1  Thank Christopher T
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are there any gluten-free options? What is the average price for dinner?
13 April 2017|
Response from Dave H | Reviewed this property |
No idea about gluten-free options! But the waiters are incredibly professional and friendly and will help you out! The phone number is +351 282 350 281. It's an "expensive" eaterie by Carvoeiro standards- but well worth... More
John H
Will the restaurant be open over the new year period ??
25 December 2016|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, but as it is in a holiday apartment complex I doubt it will be open. I think they have a website which should help you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vale Centeanes | in the Pestana Palm Gardens Resort, Carvoeiro 8400-525, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Carvoeiro
  • Phone Number: +351 282 350 281
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