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by destroyer
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Ryanair flights Luton and Manchester
Replies: 24
Views: 9047

Re: Ryanair flights Luton and Manchester

That's a pretty sweeping statement, Pato. Take this question as it is intended, that is not as a provocation, but would you perhaps share your experiences that would lead you to make it?
I'm English by the way.
by destroyer
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Tourist killed in Carvoeiro
Replies: 5
Views: 2798

Re: Tourist killed in Carvoeiro

I don't know I'm afraid. I've been to the beach but haven't swum from there. As you look out to sea it is to the right of the town beach. Access is via steps a little over halfway up the hill leading from the square, past the ice cream parlour up to Monte Carvoeiro.
by destroyer
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Tourist killed in Carvoeiro
Replies: 5
Views: 2798

Tourist killed in Carvoeiro

The Algarve Daily News is reporting that a foreign tourist, a woman from Belarus, was killed on Tuesday while swimming off Paraiso beach - the small beach reached by steps from near Mar d'Fora restaurant. The report says she was hit by a tour boat which did not stop.
by destroyer
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Prevalence of mushrooms in Portuguese dishes
Replies: 5
Views: 2511

Re: Prevalence of mushrooms in Portuguese dishes

I won't pretend my Portuguese is up to this but Google Translate gives the following for, "Please, I am allergic to mushrooms".

Por favor, sou alérgico aos cogumelos.

If you go on to GT you can hear it spoken by a native Portuguese speaker.
by destroyer
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Fish cataplana recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 7753

Re: Fish cataplana recommendations

I do know O Barril and have really enjoyed their piri piri. Wanted a place that didn't involve driving, but will put them on the cataplana visit list for future reference! :D
by destroyer
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Fish cataplana recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 7753

Re: Fish cataplana recommendations

I think you're right about the small prawns. Quite like that though - they could quite easily have dropped a few Iceland jobs in, but kept it authentic. There was indeed a huge prawn in there. Could have passed for a lobster at a distance. A nice experience at Chefe Antonio. I don't know why we've n...
by destroyer
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Faro Airport
Replies: 83
Views: 50114

Re: Faro Airport

We had a similar experience recently. An added concern was security. A man in front of me went through the scanner wearing a wristwatch and Granville style medallion, both clearly visible. Not only did the staff not ask him to remove them, the scanner did not so much as bleep. My brother went throug...
by destroyer
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Boat trip
Replies: 8
Views: 4212

Re: Boat trip

Just in case it's helpful to anyone else, we ended up doing the trip to Silves on [url]http://river-caves-sea-trips.com/[/url] Cost was €20 reserved in advance by e.mail with Antonio. Learned on the boat that some people had paid €25 at the quayside booth in Portimao but luckily a mutiny was averted...
by destroyer
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Fish cataplana recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 7753

Re: Fish cataplana recommendations

Just for info for those people who kindly offered their recommendations, we opted for Chefe Antonio. Fisherman's cataplana now €15 and was served without small prawns at our visit. I enjoyed it but can't say I was bowled over. My brother, however, something of a seafood aficionado, was very impresse...
by destroyer
Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Tivoli Refurbishment
Replies: 26
Views: 14052

Re: Tivoli Refurbishment

We've stayed at these apartments a few times. We had a one bed on the first floor with a sea view. Ours had rather old fashioned but very high quality furnishings and was spacious, well equipped and clean. As there are so few apartments the pool was often empty. Run by a nice chap called Dieter when...
by destroyer
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Roundup/Bradys - are they open yet?
Replies: 8
Views: 4761

Re: Roundup/Bradys - are they open yet?

Belated thanks. Just back from five days of sunshine. Popped into Roundup Thursday and Friday. Good to see Will still on form.
by destroyer
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Roundup/Bradys - are they open yet?
Replies: 8
Views: 4761

Re: Roundup/Bradys - are they open yet?

Does anyone have an update on the Roundup please? Arriving tomorrow and was hoping to pop in.
by destroyer
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Fish cataplana recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 7753

Re: Fish cataplana recommendations

Thanks for that maccasa. Only there for four nights and problem now is I want to try all of them! :D
by destroyer
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Fish cataplana recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 7753

Re: Fish cataplana recommendations

Thank you both. Over next week and, on the basis that I imagine it will probably have the better atmosphere at this time of year, will give A Gale a go.
by destroyer
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Fish cataplana recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 7753

Fish cataplana recommendations

Looking for recommendations in town. Have eaten the cataplana at Jota Lita, which was good, but my research seems to be pointing at Casa Palmeiras as the one to beat in Carvoeiro itself (rather than the surrounding area as I prefer not to drive). Any views on this restaurant's offering, or other rec...