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Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant and food was excellent, especially the fresh sea bass. Staff were fantastic and very helpful. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 6 February 2024

My wife and I had a wonderful lunch today at A Charrette during a day trip to Monchique. The restaurant has a lot of atmosphere, the service was excellent and the food was terrific. We shared entrees of rice with duck (the daily special) and...cabbage stew with pork. We chose not to have wine with lunch but reluctantly because the wine list looked so good. As we were eating, our waiter came by to,askus if we’d like more (complementary) cabbage, pork, duck… ! The portions we got were so generous that we declined and left quite full. We highly recommend!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

Perched amidst the majestic peaks, this mountain restaurant is a true gem for aficionados of traditional mountain cuisine. With each visit, my taste buds embark on a flavorful adventure, and the consistency of excellence keeps me coming back. The menu is a testament to the...culinary heritage of the mountains, delivering a memorable dining experience that never fails to impress.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

Everything is fine, from starter to desserts we enjoy a traditional cooking! Amazing Portuguese wine ! And people are friendly.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 June 2023 via mobile

Very good food, huge portions, nice wine, perfect service and a very unique interior. We will return for sure, highly recommended

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 4 May 2023 via mobile

We loved dining here. Parking was a bit challenging but the staff and food was wonderful. Fresh fish and veggies, lots of good wines to choose from (not just what's on the menu) and all for a very reasonable price. Highly recommended if you are...heading to Monchique.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 1 May 2023

Rather ordinary black pig pork, waiter forgot starter dish, olives, bread and beer, waited then long Time for a very ordinary main dish. Very difficult parking in a steep narrow one way street.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 1 May 2023

First of all, I must say that the tribute to Portugal in the restaurant's decor is quite impressive. It's clear that a lot of thought and effort went into creating an authentic and immersive atmosphere that pays homage to the country's culture and heritage. The...interior design itself may be typical of Portuguese style, but it is executed with great attention to detail and quality. The use of warm, earthy colors and traditional patterns creates a cozy and inviting ambiance that is perfect for enjoying a meal with friends or family. In terms of the food, I found the dishes to be equally impressive. The menu offers a wide variety of traditional Portuguese cuisine, from seafood dishes to meat-based entrees, all prepared with fresh and flavorful ingredients. I particularly enjoyed the grilled octopus and the arroz de marisco, both of which were cooked to perfection and bursting with flavor. The service was also top-notch, with attentive and friendly staff who were happy to answer any questions we had about the menu or the restaurant's history. Overall, I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a memorable dining experience that celebrates the rich culture and culinary traditions of Portugal. The interior design is just one aspect of what makes this restaurant so special, but it's certainly one that sets it apart from other dining establishments in the area.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 2 September 2022 via mobile

Fantastic service, fantastic food and great wine. Very patient with us having a 15month old running around. We were there early before all the locals really came for dinner so that worked well.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 15 August 2022 via mobile

Typical restaurant on the center of Monchique. Very good service in a genuine and authentic family restaurant. Go for “Cozido à moda de Monchique” or “Bochechas estufadas”. Guaranteed to like it!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 19 July 2022 via mobile

Lovely Traditional restaurant for local cuisine. The food is very good and at a good price. We had the garlic shrimps starter (large prawns in shells), black pork grilled and prawn mains (languistine).

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 12 June 2022

We were recommended this restaurant so decided to book whilst over in June. Despite several phone calls, an email and 2 messages on Facebook messenger, I have received no reply. The website states the opening hours and there is no indication that the restaurant is...permanently closed. Hopefully the owners might read this!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 11 May 2022

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
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Reviewed 23 August 2021

We love it here. The decor is fantastic and the food really good. Luis the waiter is fantastic and will recommend whats beast for you. we treat ourself here now and gain as the feel is a little more intimate and romantic but also good...for friends and families. Some dishes are unique to the mountain which you'll love.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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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
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Restaurante A Charrette is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5