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Ma Ja's Restaurant

Rua do Casino 36, Carvoeiro 8400-515, Portugal
+351 912 684 052
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (12 reviews)
“sunday roast” (13 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
International, European, British, Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
Rua do Casino 36, Carvoeiro 8400-515, Portugal
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1 - 10 of 190 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to visit and to order paella as we had read it was really good but need to give 24 hours notice which we didn't know. So if you decide to go please book in advance. We had a lovely meal there anyway and owners...More

Thank jinty179Ayrshire
Ma_JasPortugal, Owner at Ma Ja's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Our apologies for not being able to offer you the paella on your first visit, but as everything is freshly prepared and the paella takes time to prepare and cook, we ask for it to be pre-ordered. We are so glad you came back for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and i fancied a taste of home,excellent service as was our lunch,very reasonably priced,we will definately recommend and will return.😊

1  Thank Mrslondon64
Ma_JasPortugal, Owner at Ma Ja's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review....... sometimes you just need that taste of home and it is something we are happy to provide.....as well as our dishes from around the world of course!! See you both again soon xx

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a Family of four we ate here twice during a recent holiday in Carvoeiro, and had booked in for our third visit but were unfortunately unable to make it at the last minute. We booked mainly on reviews on here, as the Restaurant is...More

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

It was so good to meet you guys and hope you are feeling better now. Thank you for your kind words about our restaurant.....it's always good to hear that we are making our guests happy with both our service and quality of food x

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The five of us ate here on our first night and it was really lovely. The staff are really nice and the food is beautiful - lots of choice of all different kinds. Would definitely recommend.

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

Thanks you for the 5 stars......glad it was a great start to your holiday! Hope to see you again before you leave Carvoeiro x

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my daughter and her two teenage friends to maja s . We all had the steak and ale pie with chips and veg. It was the best meal we had all week and definitely worth the visit. The owner was friendly and welcoming...More

Thank Andreaemzzmum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Add this to your list of places to eat. Ma Ja's was recommended to us in passing and I'm so glad we found it. It's a real hidden gem, slightly off the main road but really worth a visit. The food was excellent, we had...More

Thank Karen1034
Ma_JasPortugal, Owner at Ma Ja's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit to us...,,a majority of our guests come on recommendation. We try to offer something to please everybody..... the Mexican is definitely proving popular!! Look forward to seeing you again soon xx

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A real hidden gem. Food & service is brilliant...... no more to say 110% worth a visit. The menu has something for everyone, the owners serve & cook. Get down here for great food.

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

Wow! Thank you so much......short and sweet but says everything.....thank you for taking the time to write this review xxx

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Ate here tonight with our friends - was quite quiet and hot BUT the food was superb - a varied selection on offer from Mexican to great pub food to pasta to vegetarian - all 8 plates were empty come the end. A little off...More

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

Thank you for your review and for seeking us out.... as you say we are off the beaten track hence quieter than the restaurants on "restaurant hill", but pride ourselves on serving freshly prepared food that is something a little different. It was great to...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Visited this restaurant in 2015 where we all voted it our favourite place of the holiday. Returned again this year and were not disappointed. The food is still excellent, everything is home cooked to order, we pre ordered the paella and can honestly say it...More

Thank 2000Caz
Jan P, Owner at Ma Ja's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review and for returning to our restaurant.......it is always great to catch up again with our guests from previous visits. See you all next time you are in Carvoeiro xx

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant a few times in 2014 so were looking forward to a visit this year as it was a great experience three years ago. We weren't disappointed. Jan's friendly welcome was just the same and we were treated very well. The lasagne...More

Thank Rory D
Ma_JasPortugal, Owner at Ma Ja's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

It was great to see you guys again and I am so glad we didn't disappoint you! See you next time you visit Carvoeiro xxx

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s0uthw0rth
7 August 2016|
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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.
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chris h
1 November 2015|
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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
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kezhaslam
20 July 2015|
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Response from Jan P |
Hi, We are open only evenings with the exceptions of Sunday's when we open at midday to serve a traditional Sunday roast as well as our menu.
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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, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
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
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