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Our Olive Oil

Chez Carlos' cuisine is prepared using extra virgin olive oil extracted using traditional methods from hand picked olives in a granite stone mill. The Monterosa estate in Moncarapacho has twenty hectares of olive grove planted with the varieties Maçanilha, Cobrançosa, Verdeal and Picual. The press dates back to Roman times.

Flor do Sal

flor do sal used in our traditional gourmet cuisine

Literaly translated as "Flower of Salt", Flor do Sal is the healthiest salt available. Skimmed daily from the salt pans of Rui Simeão on the clean waters of the Rio Formosa, it has gained world renown as a totaly natural product of excelence. Rich in essential minerals, you will notice how it enhances the flavour of your food.

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Traditional Portuguese and International Cuisine

Amuse Bouche, Monterosa Olive oil, Balsamic vinegar, slices of bread and butter  
Garlic Bread gratin  
Garlic Bread with cheese  
Soup of the day  
Algarvian fish soup  
Prawns «Chez Carlos» flambé w/brandy, garlic flavored  
Mussels portuguese style, feel the freshness of the sea  
Fresh mushrooms au gratin w/ mozzarella cheese and filling w/ bacon and garlic  
Clams «Bulhão Pato» (Delicious in wine, garlic and corianda)  
Smoked Salmon (served w/salad, toast and cucumber sauce)  
Algarvian Cataplana Traditional - Delicious Flavored (minimum 2 pax)
(Pork, prawns, clams cooked in a portuguese sauce)
Grilled Tiger Prawn's Mozambique, served with malandro rice and salad  
Fresh prawns on a curry sauce rich flavors, served with rice  
Grilled Stone Bass with Prawn, served with potatoes and salad  
Grilled Salmon (served with potatoes and Salad)  
Algarvian fish cataplana (Mix of fresh fish, prawns, potatoes, cooked on is typical sauce, for 2 persons)  
Prawn's Salad (Variety of lettuce shredded, penne, tomato, peeled fresh boiled prawns and fresh apple)  
Tuna Salad (Natural tuna loin canned, mix lettuce shredded, tomato, red onion, boiled egg, black olives)  
Tropical Salad (Mix lettuce, tomato, boiled chicken, bacon, pineeapple, orange and apple)  
Mediterranic Salad (Mix lettuce, tomato, natural tuna loin canned, smoked salmon, cucumber, black olives)  
Prawn Omelet (served with French Fries and Salad)  
Plain Omelet (served with French Fries and Salad)  
Meat Lasagne Gratin w/ mozarella cheese or vegetarian  
Other Sauces to be served w/ Spaghetti or Tagliatelle (Fresh Bolonhese, Carbonara or Napolitana)  
All of our sauces are homemade and made with fresh top quality products  
Lamb Shank with mint Sauce (served with Sauté potatoes and vegetables)  
Grilled Lamb Chops (Served with french fries and salad)  
Chicken «Chez Carlos» (Delicious flavored, served w/boiled potatoes and vegetables)  
Chicken Curry of the bone in a sauce full of exotic flavour (served with rice)  
Grilled Fillet steak with bearnaise sauce, served with french fries and salad  
Grilled Sirlion Steak (served with french fries and salad)  
Grilled Chateaubriand (2 pax), served with sauté patatoes and choice of Sauce  
Pork Tenderloin Vilamoura Style (Delicious flavored, served with sautéed potatoes and green salad)  

Prices include IVA at 23%

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Special Uruguayan Meat.
Preserved by a sustainable production system, where the animals live year round in harmony with the environment. The Uruguayan meat obtained its status as natural, safe Highly nutritious, extra-lean and distinctive flavour. Particularly recommended for healthy diets, containing low levels of fats and because 77% of them are "good fats" that help lower cholesterol.
Mediterranean Diet.
The Mediterranean diet involves a set of skills, knowledge, rituals, symbols and traditions concerning crops, harvesting, fishing, animal husbandry, conservation, processing, cooking, and particularly the sharing and consumption of food. It Is now part of the Representative List of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity.