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Ele & Ela

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Rua do Barranco 28, Carvoeiro 8400-508, Portugal
+351 282 357 509
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Moroccan lamb was so good we went back for our final meal and had it for a second time. Tasty, tender and nicely plated for a reasonable price. Service was friendly and attentive and even though it was busy we never felt rushed. The house wine is good and inexpensive. Restaurant is close to the town square, easy to... More 

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Suisse
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited again this year and found the experience just as good. I feel that their lamb is still the best dish on the menu if a bit pricey at €20.95. We had cover, two main dishes (second one was black pork) apero and wine by the glass for a total of €65.95. The service as usual was very friendly... More 

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Thank MusicalArt
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant serves the best food in central Carvoeiro and is certainly worth a visit. We've been many times and everyone has always been impressed with the food.This place does get busy, so, and particularly during busy times of the year, you should book to avoid disappointment. Generally speaking the service is fantastic, but on one or two occasions when... More 

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Thank John W
Warwick, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First time for my wife & I but recommended by my sister & husband - not difficult to see why. The staff were very efficient and friendly, but also great fun - lots of laughs during the evening. The menu is extensive - one of those where making your choice is really difficult! We were recommended a wine to try... More 

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Thank Simon G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We read the reviews and thought we would give it a try. Well done TripAdvisor reviewers; the service was excellent from the moment we walked through the door; attentive but with humour. The food was fresh and interesting . A small well thought out menu, well done guys, we will be back soon.

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Thank Anne R
Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Two of the loveliest men provided us with evening meal service at Ele & Ela's restaurant in Carvoeiro, but they could have been the grumpiest of trolls and still we would have returned for dinner! The excellent food was enhanced by staff, but stood tall on its own! North African spiced lamb shank was fall-off-the-bone tender and perfectly seasoned, veg... More 

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Thank Kim082015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to get a table without a reservation. People were being turned away regularly during our meal, so I would advise booking in advance. The food was served promptly and it was delicious. The service was excellent, welcoming and friendly staff. We shall be returning this year!

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Thank Jackie C
Pune, India
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked with the family and were greeted with a warm welcome. The starters were very nice with the recommended 'Japanese' soup being particularly flavoursome and worth a try. The children had a spag bol which seemed to go down very nicely as a main. Wife went with the rack of lamb which was delicious (and big) whilst I settled for... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellant find of a restaurant with a differnt menu to the traditional Portuguese but retaining enough traits to still be recognisable. Great startes of samosas and cheese soup followed by a spicy/fruity chicken curry and fantastic herb topped fish. Loved the way the vegetables were served and the portions are big. Also lovely choice of desserts all washed down with... More 

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Oswaldtwistle, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice relaxing place, great food warm freindly staff. Had two wonderful meals cant recommend enough.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Barranco 28, Carvoeiro 8400-508, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Carvoeiro
  • Phone Number: +351 282 357 509

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?