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Places to Avoid

Postby onlyonenic » Wed May 18, 2005 12:25 pm

We are visiting Carvoeiro for 2 weeks from 21 May. Can anyone let me know if there are any restaurants or places generally that should be avoided. I'm sure there aren't because I have only read good reports so far but any advice will be welcome. Thank you :D
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Postby roy4eyes » Wed May 18, 2005 1:55 pm

We went to the Indian at Monte Carvoeiro last night and that was pretty grim - probably the worst poppadoms,onion bhajis and biriani I have tasted in many years in many countries.

Everywhere else that we have tried in our 5 years in CVO varies from acceptable to good i.e. nowhere Michelin starred but equallynowhere truly revolting.

Portions are generally big so have a good holiday and go home heavier !!!
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Postby tricky » Wed May 18, 2005 2:01 pm

Hi Roy
I've never been to the Indian at MC, but I've had heard it is awful too.
Isn't the Indian at Atlantic something or other up towards Rocha Brava supposed to be good?

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Postby Gambrinus » Wed May 18, 2005 2:13 pm

The Indian in Clube Atlantico has sold, the restaurant is supposedly going to be run by a top-notch swiss cook - it is currently undergoing heavy modifications, and they plan to re-open it in July.
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Postby e-richard » Wed May 18, 2005 6:27 pm

O Boteca set on the cliff overlooking the sea above Paraiso beach has the most wonderful setting, yet has received the most consistently poor food reviews in our villa guest reviews. I've eaten there once a few years back, and haven't returned for just that reason.
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Postby Thunderbolt » Thu May 19, 2005 11:31 am

:( I like the Indian
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Postby Sandy » Fri May 20, 2005 8:40 am

Yes its a shame about O'Boteco - gorgeous setting but the food can be pretty disappointing - I'll never understand why they insist in serving soggy limp canned asparagus when the shops are full of the lovely fresh variety.
We tried the Indian too and found it pretty tasteless (sorry Thunderbolt).
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Postby lagermeister » Sun Nov 06, 2005 8:18 am

Went to O Boteco for my birthday and it was crap. Also there is another one in Lagoa called Rosa which was pretty crap and the wine was a 99 cent wine from Lidls at 8 euros. I hate seeing Lidls wine at restaurants, mind you there are an awful lot of restaurant owners in Lidls first thing in the morning - have also seen Chinese people in there buying all the discarded cabbage leaves that people rip off which they don't want to pay for.
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Postby lawrance » Sat Jan 14, 2006 4:51 pm

I go to the indiano retaurant, at least twice every time we go to Carvoeiro, and have nothing but praise for both the service and the food, I will be back there again on the 13th may and will be going there for a meal or two. the one place I will not be going back to is the original stone steak house.
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Postby Stevie-C » Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:38 am

tricky wrote:Hi Roy
I've never been to the Indian at MC, but I've had heard it is awful too.
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Got takeaway from the Indian at Monte Carvoerio in July 2007. Worst Indian food I have ever had. Don't know if it is the same owners as this thread is a couple of years old, but for other readers IMHO, a place to avoid.
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Postby tricky » Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:34 pm

I have now been to the Indian restaurant at MC. Bland is a word that comes to mind, lots of supposedly different curries with the same taste.
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Postby bifas 1st darling! » Fri Sep 14, 2007 3:55 pm

Obviously the owners of MC Indian and Boteco don't bother reading this, it's still here :roll:
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Postby BONDI » Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:15 pm

The indian restaurant in armacao on the fishermans beach in the old town called Bollywood Indian is excellent, it may be little out of CVO but i can safely say that the quality of food, service, and price are very good. Try it someday, and let us know of your experience.
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Postby Canada » Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:08 pm

WE have been there many times and totally agree with you, BONDI
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Postby Helen » Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:04 am

I've been to the Bollywood restaurant and wasn't at all impressed. Everybody in our group said that it wasn't spicy enough and I didn't like their pilau rice which they'd put chunks of chopped up carrots, green beans and peas in!! Definitely wouldn't go back. The two indians in Carvoeiro are far superior.
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