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Jota Lita Restaurant

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Estrada do Farol 28, Carvoeiro 8400-505, Portugal
+351 282 084 198
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Winnipeg, Canada
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116 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The interior of the restaurant is nothing special, but the food was very good and the service exceptional from my point of view. The pork with pepper sauce as yummy.

Thank agt33
Spalding, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been coming here for over 15 years. Yes it's that good. Doesn't look inspiring but the food is great. If John is working, his cheeky chappy tourist banter is delightful. If not, ah, it's not quite the same. Book or turn up early. This place is full all night even in low season. Try the tiger prawns, Portuguese steak... More 

Thank Nickit7676
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We normally pop in once or twice to eat here during our return visits to Carvoeiro. Joao and his staff always look after you well, He banters with all the customers and it seems this year he has been training up one of his young waiters to do the same. The sardines are very good as are the cataplanas. We... More 

Thank nuttymeg
Wragby, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Top meal from this well run friendly restaurant same owner for many years always makes you feel welcome and remembers return customers and not expensive would recommend.

Thank Diane Julie W
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Well we left praia da rocha to come over to Carvoeiro to have dinner and drinks and once again jota lita was fabulous starters main corse wine 65 euro food was exquisite i had the tiger prawns my partner had the shrimp skewer both perfectly cooked service fantastic.. Completely drinks after dinner Its a must if you are in Carvoeiro

Thank peter t
Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

A must if you are in Carvoeiro. If you visit just one restaurant in Carvoeiro, it must Jota Lita. Joao serves decent Portuguese fare, takes very good care of you along with his staff and you are always assured of a warm welcome.

Thank abt999
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We had an evening meal here. The food was wonderful - and plenty of it. Service was excellent and the owner supports Spurs! What more could you want?

Thank 719diner
Dorking, Surrey
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

A fantastic restaurant with great food, fabulous service and a lovely atmosphere. We have eaten here many times and it just gets better with each visit. The waiters are lovely, very attentive and funny with it. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed 😜

Thank lizahubbard
County Armagh, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

great food in a small local restaurant with excellent service, best lemon meringue home made. Tasty lamb chops and beautiful fresh fish.

Thank MCBQ2014
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Fun place and the food is very good. Need to book as its always busy. Staff are excellent and the crazy owner is the star always having a joke with people. Many returning and local visitors.

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada do Farol 28, Carvoeiro 8400-505, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Carvoeiro
  • Phone Number: +351 282 084 198

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