Ever since we built our covered terrace, it's caused us problems.
The view above (from inside the terrace) looks due West, and in the late afternoons and evenings the hot sun pours in towards the table, causing diners to melt.
We've considered building a wall and we've tried hanging drapes, but until now we've not found a solution that is either aesthetic or practical or both.
So I've now decided that 50% sun-filtering is probably the best answer, and I've installed some simple trellis that by Summer should be thick with Wisteria and Morning Glory. The doorway will probably be hung with a heavy wood or bamboo fly-screen, if I can find one that's not too ugly.
Crazy isn't it; we chose a place to live that is pleasantly warm, then moan about it being too hot. Some people are never happy.