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Vila Joya

Praia da Gale, Albufeira 8201, Portugal
351 289 591 795
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Ranked #10 of 586 Restaurants in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Tallinn, Estonia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We went for the 6 course set dinner. As we arrived to the nice and small hotel on September, 16 and we weren´t greeted in the front of the hotels doors by anyone...that wasn´t quite nice .. After we entered the hotel, we had to wait a bit before we carried to our table. By the way, we booked a... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

It was over a year ago that we went here, however I didn't review at the time and kept meaning to. We had the most incredible meal here. The food was flawless and the service was extremely gracious and sincere. The wine pairings were all from Portugal, which was really nice - all excellent. To this day I haven't eaten... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

A grand entrance and view , gated property , delicious food , attentive service , Accommodating to food allergies , had an incredible meal and dining experience , worthy of its rating , a must in Albufera if your willing to spend 400 or so Euros per couple . Only negative is that I left a generous tip in cash... More

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New York City, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This was the best meal we had this year. The place is a boutique hotel (nice but not crazy expensive) with a very fancy restaurant area. Fully deserving 2* michelin meal. A range of taste and pure tasty food! fine job! THe place was almost empty with one other couple during lunch. maybe dinner, is busier, or the season just... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Firstly thank you to all the staff at Vila Joya who created such a memorable experience for my family ( 2 young children inc.) Booking made on the day for lunch, on attendance were warmly greeted and shown to our table overlooking the Vilas gardens and coastline. Waiter attended promptly simply saying 'welcome to paradise' ,sommelier provided an iPad to... More

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St. Helier, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We had dinner here having got married the week before. It was a spectacular meal. We opted for the wine pairing menu too (if you're going to spend so much money on a meal you might as well go all out!). We were surprised, enchanted and delighted by every course including the nanny surprises. The service was brilliant; attentive without... More

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Stockport
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167 reviews 167 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

You don't get classed as the 22nd best restaurant in the world for no reason. Vila Joya offers an exclusive fine dining experience from start to finish. The terrace setting is stunning, overlooking a very attractive section of the coastline. Service was outstanding throughout, extremely knowledgeable and attentive staff. We went for the 4 course set lunch and had paired... More

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Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Were the words that spontaneously came out of my mouth after my first bite of risotto. These were the words I said to chef Matteo as I looked into his kitchen. My wife and I visited the restaurant the first week of September 2014. We had the chef's table in the kitchen. We had a nice conversation with the chef... More

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Caracas, Venezuela
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

I have no complaints. The food was excellent, and the service impeccable. I will visit again in my next trip to Algarve

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My husband and I had dinner at this restaurant a few nights ago. The view is fantastic, and the service was great, but after that it was all down hill. We are big foodies, and let me tell you, this place is not worth it. Maybe we are spoiled coming from Chicago, but Vila Joya did not compare to many... More

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Address: Praia da Gale, Albufeira 8201, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 289 591 795
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira

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