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Pimenta Preta

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Vale Centeanes | in the Pestana Palm Gardens Resort, Carvoeiro 8400-525, Portugal
+351 282 350 281
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5 reviews
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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
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 €24.50 set menu (we have had the set menu option on previous visits) and all... More 

Thank Colin Neil E
Madrid, Spain
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89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 classy food. The menu is extensive and it is really difficult to decide what to... More 

Thank Dave H
Droitwich, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 menu, so pleased and grateful overall with the food and service. Meals were aligned with... More 

Thank Mark F
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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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 four. Any couple that seated themselves there were very brusquely told to move to the... 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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 salubrious. Unfortunately things go wrong when paying as our card would not go through the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Service was outstanding and the staff are excellent at pairing wine with your food. I had swordfish steak and my wife had duck - both were outstanding. We even got a couple of complementary glasses of port each which sent us home with a nice health glow.

Thank JanBilton
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Hadn't been in two years to Pimenta Preta where previously we would regularly visit for birthdays or special occasions. Although upper end of price scale we had always found service and food excellent. Our latest visit for our daughters birthday was a massive disappointment. Service ok, food ok, cost did not represent value for money and we spent the night... More 

Thank parnells2016
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Visited this restaurant on a Sunday for convenience while staying at the resort Pestana Palm Garden, this restaurant sits in and we were both jaw droppingly surprised by the presentation and excellent quality of the food here. There is a chaotic rhythm to the service and every dish is to die for. Definitely one of the best restaurants in Carvoeiro.... More 

Thank Sheryl P

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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
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?