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A Charrette

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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a wonderful dinner here. The place we had hoped to go was closed on Sunday, lucky us! The pork in the oven was tender and delicious and the soup with beans, rice, chestnuts, and much more was out of this world. I am...still dreaming about it! The place had a nice feel. All the tables were marked reserved but they kept letting people sit who didn't have a booking. And the reservation tables never showed up so not sure what is up with that but we were happy. Recommend!!More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 12 April 2021 via mobile

Great restaurant in Monchique, we were worried about eating dinner in the evening at the weekend, as due to lockdown, everything had to shut at 1pm. I found A Charrette on Google maps and emailed asking for possible takeaway. Jose replied very quickly confirming that...he could do it and so we ended up ordering on both Saturday and Sunday as the food was so good. We picked it up from the restaurant at the arranged time. We tried Lamb stew, Secretos, Cabbage and pork and Molho sausage dishes and they were all beautiful but the lamb stew was our favourite. Highly recommended. Jose was very prompt with his responses by email and text messages. Would love to sit in the restaurant when lockdown is over.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 28 September 2020

Always a nice place to visit and an old favourite. The owner is really nice and the food and service a reflection of the owners good work and service.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 21 August 2020

Great restaurant with attentive staff and very good food. We had a lamb and a pork bean dish that tasted superb and was in a huge portion. We found price very reasonable for the quality. Definitely recommend.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 9 August 2020

The restaurant has a nice terrace which we think they should use it as much as possible. The food is great and there are a lot of local dishes in the menu. Special mention for de 'Couve à Monchique' which was very nice. However, the...fries of the boar were saltless so we suggest to have a small salt shaker on each table. This would avoid the waiting time for the salt while the dish is on the table. The service was nice an gentle, but we noticed that as soon as the restaurante got crowded the service time increased too much. It is not cheap but the price is fair for the food quality. If we have another opportunity we will visit this place again. @piknariaMore

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 26 July 2020 via mobile

A great meal with excellent service. They had just created an outside eating space in the ruins of an old house opposite the restaurant for COVID measures. Looked a little odd in the daylight, but a lovely atmosphere when it got dark.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 24 July 2020

Best rice with beans, chestnuts and pork meat. Amazing desserts. One of the best meals I've ever ate.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 7 March 2020

We ate at this wonderful restaurant 2 years ago and it is still as good. Walk up the steps to the higher part of the town. You may miss it as it looks like a house. The food is wonderful. Staff friendly. A must visit...for Monchique.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 11 December 2019 via mobile

Perfect place on a Sunday afternoon. It feels like the food from grandma! Not light but really tasty! Always full, big wine list with reasonable price.

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

We had an outstanding dinner! Everything was great. The service, the wine and the black pork. The dessert Quince pears in the oven are waw.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Yes, A Charrette is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

A Charrette is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4