Algarve Restaurant in Carvoeiro
Yet another helpful Algarve Beach Life reader has
shared tips about an Algarve Restaurant in Carvoeiro - in
fact, he recommends two! (the second being some way
outside the town).
This time around, it's Graham Miller, from Nottingham, UK
and, as you'll learn, they're more or less his 'locals' when
he's vacationing in his Algarve home. Here's what Graham
It was interesting to see your comments regarding Carvoeiro,
and a picture of the beach! As house owners there
for the last three years we thought we would share a
couple of excellent restaurant tips with readers -
although neither accepts credit cards, so take a bit of
Our favourite restaurant in Carvoeiro is "Maxime".
It's on the restaurant "strip" - the Estrada do
Farol, going up from the town square to the east (where
the majority of the restaurants are located). It's
owned and run by a Dutch family, but the surroundings are
excellent, the cuisine outstanding, and they do a number
of little "touches" which separate it out, in
our opinion, from the rest. Its probably 2 euros per
course more expensive than the competition round about,
but well worth the difference. You'll almost certainly
need to book beforehand at weekends in Summer.
Tel: (+351)282 357 852
Rei das Praias
Our favourite "out-of-town" restaurant is
called "Rei das Praias" (King of the
beaches!) Its setting is stunning, as it's built on stilts
over the beautiful beach at Caneiros, midway between
Carvoeiro & Ferragudo.
There's only one
better viewpoint around - from the villa atop the hill
You need to go to the water
tower at Seismarias, west of Carvoeiro, then follow the
coast for approximately 3 miles until you descend a very
steep dip, with the turn to Caneiros Beach - and the
restaurant - at the bottom of the dip.
The red circle shows
where you can enjoy a 'Rei das Praias' meal...
It's another family business - again
cash-only, unless you have a Portuguese debit card - with
a strong leaning towards beautiful fresh fish. You can
pick your own out of the freezer from the "catch of
A great place to watch the sun setting at the end of the
day, while enjoying great hospitality. Again, it's
not cheap, but the quality is excellent and the memory of
the surroundings will last far longer than the size of the
It's always very busy with those "in the know" so
worth booking a couple of days ahead - every day of the
week in Summer, and mainly at the weekends in Winter.
Tel: (+351) 282 461 006
We hope you enjoy these suggestions as much as we have!
Thanks, of course, to Graham for sharing.
If you try out either (or
both!) of his recommendations, don't forget to send me some
I did some perfunctory checking on the Maxime website,
and found that starters range from 7 to 10 euros, soups from
3 to 6 euros, fish courses from 12 to 16 euros and meat
dishes from 14 to 19 euros. Not too expensive if the quality
and surroundings are as good as Graham suggests?
Most people I know who've tried Maxime have
been very complimentary, so the owners must be doing
something right. (Mental note to self: must try to eat there
next time we're over that way...)
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