We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ma Ja's Restaurant

Rua do Casino 36, Carvoeiro 8400-515, Portugal
+351 912 684 052
Website
Share
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (17 reviews)
“sunday roast” (13 reviews)
Closed
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
International, European, Mexican, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Rua do Casino 36, Carvoeiro 8400-515, Portugal
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (220)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 210 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want that homemade meal this is the place to go to. Mark the chef will prepare you an outstanding meal, Jan always haves some great recommendations and don't miss the Sunday roast stew it is to die for.

Thank RobandPat M
Jan P, Owner at Ma Ja's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review.......our Sunday roast is always popular xx

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Ma Já on a quiet Tuesday afternoon. We were the only ones in there as it was in between meal times but there was no issue with serving us food. The meal came very quickly and was pipping hot. The service was excellent...More

1  Thank Tomoperk
Ma_JasPortugal, Owner at Ma Ja's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review.......sorry it was quiet when you visited.....but then again you had your own personal chef! Look forward to seeing you again next time you are in Carvoeiro x

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place going of the reviews I’m an extremely fussy eater cleanliness is key for me too along side quality of the food Well what can I say absolutely gorgeous food extremely well presented hot plates bonus for us every mouthful of food was...More

Thank 500rosie
Ma_JasPortugal, Owner at Ma Ja's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review......when we first opened over 11 years ago, we set out to create a restaurant where people could come and enjoy their experience with us....reading reviews like this makes us think we are achieving that, so thank you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mark's food is so delicious and there is a bit of everything on the menu for every one to enjoy. You will definitely enjoy your meal when you eat here. Jan is the perfect host and looks after you well. Try the mexican platter -...More

1  Thank luisaferr
Ma_JasPortugal, Owner at Ma Ja's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words x We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our menu with a difference x Hope to see you guys again soon x

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

TripAdvisor led us up the hill to Ma Ja’s and while you can tackle the direct steps from near the square the walk along the roads past the pizza restaurant was easy going. It is situated away from the main drag of bars. On the...More

Thank GrahamHwt
Ma_JasPortugal, Owner at Ma Ja's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review.......good to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. At this time of year for us, some nights are quiet but others, like Sunday night we were turning people away.....you never can tell x Look...More

Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Would highly recommend to anyone in the Carvoeiro area, British pub food in Portugal what more could you want! Tasty food with a seriously good portion size, and clearly homemade food! Would definitely return!

Thank jordradams
Jan P, Owner at Ma Ja's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Thank you for your review......we are glad that you enjoyed our country pub classic food.....maybe next time you can try one of our dishes from around the world xx Enjoy the rest of your holiday xx

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Wonderful meal. Mark & Jan are great host hosts and the food is amazing. The steak was cooked perfectly and my wife said her lasagne was the best she has had. Highly recommended.

Thank Jim B
Ma_JasPortugal, Owner at Ma Ja's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Thank you for your kind words......we look forward to seeing you both again in the future xx

Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Our first night in Carvoeiro coincided with opening night for the season for Ma Ja’s so I’d seen it online and managed to get a table. We were warmly welcomed by Jan and we’re early enough to choose our table. As it was opening night...More

Thank royzee28
Ma_JasPortugal, Owner at Ma Ja's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you for your kind comments......it was great to meet you both on our opening night and to be able to welcome you back when we were less rushed off our feet! We are so glad that you enjoyed the food and found the atmosphere...More

Reviewed 15 January 2018

Stayed in Carveiro for 10 days over the Xmas period. Visited Jan and Mark a couple of times and could not find a single fault with the food, hospitality or the welcome. Jan was so friendly and also offered us information on local walks, shops...More

Thank gail b
Ma_JasPortugal, Owner at Ma Ja's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words....it is always good to receive feedback.....especially when it's like this! We are glad that you enjoyed your time in Carvoeiro and your visits to us.....see you next time you are here. All best wishes for the New...More

Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We’ve visited Ma Jas on a few occasions and have never been disappointed. Our most recent visit being Xmas day. What a feast. We had a fantastic meal and time. Jan and Mark really go the extra mile - every time - to make sure...More

Thank Heather S
Ma_JasPortugal, Owner at Ma Ja's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

We always try to make Christmas Day that extra bit special for the guests that choose to spend it with us and it is good to hear that we succeeded in your case!! Thank you for choosing to spend your Christmas Day with us and...More

Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 18 hotels in Carvoeiro
Hotel Carvoeiro Sol
298 reviews
.08 km away
Monte Carvoeiro
90 reviews
.18 km away
Monte Dourado Resort
205 reviews
.25 km away
Hotel Mirachoro Praia
665 reviews
.59 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Gelados & Companhia
485 reviews
.06 km away
Paradise Indian Restaurant
315 reviews
.05 km away
Ele & Ela
1,279 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby Attractions
Carvoeiro Boardwalk
860 reviews
.42 km away
Algar Seco
861 reviews
.74 km away
Carvoeiro Beach
420 reviews
.16 km away
Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Encarnacao
6 reviews
.24 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Orren K
27 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Ma_JasPortugal | Property representative |
Good morning. Sorry for the delay in replying. We are still open and will remain open until the business is sold. We will update our website and Facebook page when this happens. Hope to see you soon. All best wishes Mark... More
1
Vote
s0uthw0rth
7 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Ma_JasPortugal | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your question. We can seat up to 40 people. If we can be of any further help, then please ask.
1
Vote
chris h
1 November 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Ma_JasPortugal | Property representative |
Hi Chris, thank you for your kind comments. We do know Geraldine and Robert from Smiler's bar, they often come in to enjoy one of our Sunday roasts! If you are ever in Carvoeiro again, please come and see us. Take care Mark... More
1
Vote
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Casino 36, Carvoeiro 8400-515, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Carvoeiro
  • Phone Number: +351 912 684 052
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing
;