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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to me by an Uber driver then a local bar owner confirmed the fish was excellent. We visited with friends as an ideal opportunity and was very impressed. The staff were friendly and not overbearing they advised us on which fish...were available which two of us had, we also had prawns and were told the ways they could be cooked. Oysters to start which were delicious. I cannot fault the food or the restaurant the whole experience was one of the best. Will definitely be returning and highly recommendMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 22 October 2021

Must visit when in Portimao. Food is amazing! Staff is very friendly, attentive and accomodating, much appreciated!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 4 August 2021

Lovely food! Only once a bit disappointed. We carefully checked that the meal is not consisting of ingredients that one of guests was allergic to, but..... not working! So a long wait of another dish, which came when all the others had finished...

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 24 September 2020

We asked one of the Portuguese Crew members for any recommendations they could give us for good local seafood in Portimao. We had five to choose from, but Carvi Marisqueira was the easiest for us to find and they had beautiful fish on display. We...started with oysters. So delicious. One of us had the Shrimp and Rice which was enough for both of us. The second order was a pork and clam regional specialty. Cataplanas are a must. Both were delicious..More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 26 August 2020

Food was great; fresh seafood; staff was super friendly and nice. We had a delicious seafood meal and would recommend this restaurant if you want some tasty food

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 30 November 2019

Wonderful food and very friendly staff. Carlos is an excellent host. Seafood plate is very well served and good value for money.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 31 October 2019

Very noisy like a market-place. The food was too salty. Price and quality not good. Very very expensive. The staff was ok. Never again!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 27 October 2019 via mobile

Found by chance , didn't look brilliant from outside but once inside we were warmly welcomed , lots of reserved tables , mainly locals which is a good sign . Visited twice ate seafood catapalana and seafood rice . Both dishes were absolutely delicious would...definitely go back if we visit Portimao again .More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 11 October 2019 via mobile

Another find through TripAdvisor. Excellent traditional style Fish Restaurant, amazing Fish to choose from although on this occasion I opted for the Veal steak which melted in my mouth. The Prawns with rice which is a Risotto/Stew was superb. Our waiter was very helpful and...friendly. Would definitely recommend this genuine local restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 October 2019 via mobile

We went to Carvi because it is the best fish restaurant in town. We had a big slice of "Corvina" and we were in heaven. I have had a lot of very good fish in Portugal in my life, but this. . . . ....I have no words. The best ever. And the waiters are perfect, polite and nice. This place is a Must if you are in the area and feel for fish.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 9 September 2019

During our trip to Algarve, we visited on two occasions this place. On our first occasion, we tried the seafood cataplana, a seafood dish from the country's algarve region. The dish was a mixture of clams, crabs, shrimps and spiny lobster cooked in a large...pan with tomato and potatoes. This was the best dish of all my holidays. On our second visit, I tried the grilled octopus and my wife the seafood pasta, Octopus was good, slightly too oily, and past were simple homemade pasta slightly too cooked for our taste. Service was very good on both visits. We will definitively return to Marisqueira Carvi on our next trip to PortimaoMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 September 2019 via mobile

We chanced on this place during the day and returned to try it for dinner. It was busy in the day and in the evening we noted a number of reserved tables. Most customers were Portuguese, a good sign. Very good prawn starter, also prawn...cocktail, both had sole for main. Excellent. We were recommended a local red wine, also excellent. Overall a good find, and better than some of tourist restaurants on the front.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 7 July 2019 via mobile

We discovered this restaurant 28 years ago when it was something really special for us. Everything is still as it was then (painted and renovated, though) but from a real hidden gem it has developed into a decent but also quite pricey place. Full of...Portuguese diners, though, which is a clear sign of quality and good serviceMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 5 July 2019 via mobile

Great seafood, fish and an amazing service. If you enjoy seafood try the “camarão da costa”. Fish, ask for “Cherne grelhado” is a top fish, expensive but it deserves any euro you pay.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 28 June 2019

My partner and I ate here during our stay in the Algarve. I have to say on the whole we had a vet positive experience. The food was well presented and came out quickly. We both had the shellfish soup starter and the monkfish with...rice for the main, very nice. The restaurant isn't the cheapest but its not extortionate either. Our meals with a couple drinks each came to just over €50. The only slight negative I can give was that the waiter was quite pushy with us finishing the food. The main came out in a large pot containing a serving probably large enough to feed four people. When we said we were full he proceeded to keep piling more onto our plates and saying "a bit more, a bit more". I'm guessing he just didn't want to see waste and wanted us to get our moneys worth, but we left feeling rather bloated. That being said I would highly recommend though!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Restaurante Marisqueira Carvi is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5