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“Difficult to find but worth the search”
Review of A Fonte

A Fonte
Ranked #64 of 154 Restaurants in Carvoeiro
Price range: US$11 - US$28
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 30 July 2013

We found this restaurant by accident whilst looking for a late lunch one afternoon during a day at Carvoeiro beach. Our family group were walking up and down each of the two main streets at about 3pm trying to find somewhere that looked interesting, and most of the restaurants were closing. Then we happened to look up a flight of steps between some shops and saw A Fonte. We went up and spoke to the waiter who welcomed us all in and found us a lovely corner table in a cool shady spot (it was very hot outside). The staff were all very helpful and explained each of the dishes in detail. When the food arrived it was very nice and beautifully cooked, and the helpful, friendly service meant that everything ran very smoothly throughout the visit.
I have no hesitation in recommending this little restaurant, if you can find it, it's well worth the effort. We would definitely go back again next time we are in the area.

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Thank Alwaysonholiday53
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

really is a hidden gem - fourth visit to Carvoeiro and this is our favoiurite restaurant - up a flight of stairs approx 100 metres from train stop on in road - ribs, chicken and sirloin really tender and tasty - also offer cataplanas - bottle borba white or red 8 euros really good value - family run very good indeed!!!

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Thank abmccall
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

If a restaurant is popular with the locals in a busy holiday resort, you can expect it to serve good traditional food at a reasonable price. This is certainly the case at the A Fonte. Don't be put off by the tiny café to the right of the steps leading up to the restaurant. The restaurant itself is traditional, welcoming and attractive. Your hosts, Lydia Costa and her family, offer a genuinely friendly service. Lydia who speaks good English is always happy to chat about all subjects from education to economics! Nevertheless, considering the fact the food is cooked from fresh to order, service is both efficient and prompt. I can highly recommend the fish cataplanas, rack of ribs and chicken piri piri. We no longer take our vacation in Carvoeiro - but always re-visit A Fonte at least once during our holidays in the Algarve.

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Reviewed 16 June 2013 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant - great clams and best piri piri on Algarve I've eaten and I've been visiting 15 years.

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Thank SusanJTaylor
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

as the title says had better,starter of veg soup was a bit on the Luke warm side for me and my husband it also tasted a bit bland,my piri piri chicken was OK it came with a hot home made chilly sauce so hot it was inedible,husband said his fish was ok but had better,drinks are also a bit pricey.

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Thank missfox0
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