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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Restaurante Lanterna Velha

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Estrada do Farol 47, Carvoeiro 8400-505, Portugal
+351 282 357 746
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 119: English reviews
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great restaurant.We visit Lanterna Velha many times every year and the food is consistenly good and served by friendly staff.We always enjoy this restaurant.

Thank 84will
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a very nice meal at a reasonable price. Pleasant surroundings and very good service. Garlic bread, French onion soup and Spaghetti Bolognase all good. My partner had fish goujons and an excellent lasagne and a tasty side salad.A bottle of Vihno Verde and coffees. 50 Euros total. Very varied menu.

Thank Terry C
Level Contributor
45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We turned up en mass with 4 children - they all ate well as did we! Great quality food and good service - you get what you pay for so not necessarily cheap - but that's not what we wanted!

Thank Richardcar
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I don't know what's more unsettling; our dining experience or the fact that people like this place. After 25 years traveling to Portugal and 3 years living in Monte Estoril, this was absolutely the worst dining experience ever in Portugal. Our French Onion Soup was extremely salty and tasted like dish water with onion soup mix. They have no idea... More 

Thank JimmytheLip2014
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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
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
Level Contributor
161 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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

Travellers who viewed Restaurante Lanterna Velha also viewed

Carvoeiro, Faro District
Carvoeiro, Faro District
Carvoeiro, Faro District
Carvoeiro, Faro District

Been to Restaurante Lanterna Velha? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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
Improve this listing

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, Child-friendly, Kids
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Restaurante Lanterna Velha and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Restaurante Lanterna Velha staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?