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Vila Joya

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Praia da Gale, Albufeira 8201, Portugal
351 289 591 795
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1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 286
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The best Dining experience in my life

To explain how wonderful the food is at this restaurant I can only say that it brought tears to my eyes. I have never tasted such amazing flavors

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Carl H
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Lagos, Portugal
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Lagos, Portugal
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To explain how wonderful the food is at this restaurant I can only say that it brought tears to my eyes. I have never tasted such amazing flavors

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Thank Carl H
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did lunch in June 15 and it was outstanding. 10 delicious courses, outstandingly intelligent and exquisite dishes presented by a wonderfully knowledgeable team. Recommend the wines chosen by the sommelier who was really nice and delivered a surprisingly high quality accompaniment to the divine cuisine. Set overlooking the sea and grounds of this true 5 star hotel. Going back again... More 

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Thank Dale F
London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the minute we arrived myself and husband were made to feel like celebrities. We were given one of the best tables situated outside with an amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean. We chose the taster menu with matching wine. As well as the numerous delicious courses little surprise dishes kept appearing. Some of the dishes were so beautiful it... More 

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Thank Sandra D
Chicago
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

From beginning to end our luncheon was superb. I am writing this review only to document my wonderful memory intact for future reference. A ladies luncheon on a beautiful day in sunny Portugal started with a an outdoor view overlooking the grounds of this lovely resort. We ordered the chefs menu and then the fun began. Without going into detail,... More 

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Thank rellots
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Went here as a special treat while on holiday with the kids. From start to finish it was an extremely memorable meal. Beautiful views combined with terrific service and food. They but their heart and soul into the food and we enjoyed every bite. The added amuse bouche during the meal really added to a wonderful lunch. The waiter noticed... More 

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Thank Donal O
Bath, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I loved it. set in a hillside villa overlooking dramatic cliff tops, the setting is idyllic. like you could have been in tahiti watching an erupting volcano signaling the end of days. very fine, elaborate modernist, not quite progressive but still creative cuisine. big flavours, good ingredients, lots of seasoning, packing a big punch. plenty of range and variation in... More 

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Thank Lutte_Raisonnee
Munich, Germany
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Definitely worth the 2 Michelin stars the restaurant and Dieter Koschina hold since a couple of years. Ate there for three nights in a row and had not a single course that didn't match the high standards (also none that was exceeding it). We asked for wine pairings and got a really nice journey through (mainly) portuguese wines, where especially... More 

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Albufeira, Portugal
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Everything perfect, the food, decor, the location, access, staff all amazing. It's an unforgettable experience. Will return for sure.

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Thank Miguel_Rocha_China
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Great restaurant with beautiful view, great selection of wines! The staff was nice and helpful. Ideal for special occasions. I would definitely come back.

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Thank klostik
Scotland
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Not sure what it has done to drop from #22 to #98 in the World from 2014 to 2015, but seemed great to me, although you do pay for it. We did the 4 course menu attached and had all the usual extras with no issue changing out the fish courses for me - the matching wines went well although... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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