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“Book now for next year (trust me, it will take that long to be served)”

Vimar Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #59 of 149 Restaurants in Carvoeiro
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Book now for next year (trust me, it will take that long to be served)”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Second year in this resort, last year no problems with this restaurant. It might be located at the top of the hill but the quality is down at the bottom. We had three visits, the first was OK with only the excessive wait a bit irritating, but, as we had ordered the mixed kebab we reckoned that it too a little while longer to cook as the chunks of meat were pretty big. The second visit was poor, the waiting staff are very quick to deliver your drinks, I think that this ensures that you won't walk out when faced with the lengthy delay thereafter. They don't seem to be organised and they don't seem to be too bothered about the sloppy service the deliver. However, we put this down to a "on off" and gave it a final visit on our last night. I thought I had walked onto the set of Fawlty Towers, as mentioned we were captured by rapidly served drinks, the the wait, the long wait, the interminably long wait. As I was considering whether extend my holiday for a day or so in order for allow the food to arrive, it eventually came. After waiting around an hour for the main course I just wanted to go home. Others in the restaurant were similarly unhappy, complaints were being made and some were walking out. In the midst of all this a waiter was trying to wheel a sweet trolley, which was too big to pass between the tables necessitating diners (if you were lucky enough to get some food) to stand up and move their tables. As it was not peak season when we went I shudder to think how they will cope. Somehow I don't think they will care one little bit.

  • Visited July 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“best restaurant in carvoeiro”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We ate in 2 other restaurants before the Vimar and then ate nowhere else. We found all the food to be excellent the staff helpful friendly and most attentive. Bottle of house wine 7.5 euros and a huge fillet steak for 15 euros. The most we paid was 45 euros including wine. We stayed at the Tivoli carvoeiro so this was not only the nearest restaurant but definately the best.

  • Visited July 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Bargain for Lunch!”
Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

Ate here serval times as how can go wrong when it's only 9 euros for a three course meal with a drink and coffee. Food was always good with an excellent selection of fresh fish, meat dishes and an array of good desserts. Service was always friendly and attentive. Ok it might not be the best food we ate on holiday but at this price it was excellent value and well worth visiting.

Visited June 2014
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Lewisville, Texas
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Decent service, deplorable food”
Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

Our party of six came for dinner and it was not a good experience. We all ordered the monk fish skewers at the suggestion of the wait staff, and that was a mistake. The bread was mostly toasted, a sure sign that there was no fresh baked one, the one that we was not toasted was rather stale. The monk fish took nearly an hour to prepare and came done on the outside and nearly raw on the inside; one can speculate that it hit the grill while still frozen. The desert - some tutti frutti cake (who still names anything "tutti fruti?") was flat and not fresh, the flan was bitter. The whole meal was a mess that will be hard to forget,

Visited July 2014
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Beaumaris, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fabulous fish”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

We went to Vimar twice whilst we were staying in the area. On both occasions, the service was excellent, the food was delicious and the price was very reasonable. I would certainly recommend Vimar.

  • Visited July 2014
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