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Restaurante Lanterna Velha

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Estrada do Farol 47, Carvoeiro 8400-505, Portugal
+351 282 357 746
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We visited and the upstairs was busy but were shown downstairs which was fine. We were served by a very friendly and helpful waitress. The food was excellent. My husband said the fish was one of the best he had ever eaten. The children's food was really good and all six of us were pleased with our meals. Desserts were... More 

Thank maryellen51
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here for a beautifully cooked and presented meal of local food. Great service and great value.

Thank madfishlizzie
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant, it is unpretentious and serves great food with good service. Nicely positioned in the middle of town.

Thank Gavin O
London, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Visited twice. Best Piri Piri chicken of the week (twice). Forgot our order the first time so waited for 75 minutes before we got our meals. Server very apologetic and explained why and gave us a bottle of wine and beers. We all enjoyed our meals when they came. Both occasions the food was good albeit a bit slow with... More 

Thank skdcitraveller
Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

40 euros for 3 courses including drink for 2 was excellent value for money for a very appetising dinner.

Thank Michelle E
Surrey, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We are here last night, it's huge! So much seating. The staff were great. I had the piri chicken, you could either get half a chicken or fillets. I went for fillets as easier to eat that way . We also had a mixed kebab and someone had the swordfish in whit swine and garlic. All had the option of... More 

Thank Millie Q
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The staff were nice enough and the price was reasonable but the food was exceedingly average, and the house white wine was drinkable, but not as good as other restaurants. I had an over-cooked salmon fillet which was bland and chewy, with some boiled potatoes and salad. Hardly difficult to get wrong, and I've made better myself. My dad and... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I had had dinner here about 5 years ago, and left unimpressed, however we tried it again this year, the atmosphere was lovely, the food simple but delicious. Friendly staff with helpful recommendations means that i will definitely be trying this again! Recommend booking if you can, although we were seated very quickly outside the majority of spaces were inside... More 

Thank Rebecca G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Service and food absolutely faultless. Would highly recommend this restaurant. If there was one criticism you will be offered a local cheese which is very nice but it is not complimentary you will be charged 3 euros for it.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Visited on our first night and although busy, they managed to seat a party of six without advance booking- recommend that you do try and book, especially for large groups as you may not be so fortunate. Good selection of meat and fish dishes. Waiting staff were great and very friendly. All our group ate well and we plan to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada do Farol 47, Carvoeiro 8400-505, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Carvoeiro
  • Phone Number: +351 282 357 746

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?