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Vila Joya

Praia da Gale, Albufeira 8201, Portugal
351 289 591 795
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Ranked #3 of 576 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Now I knew the price of this place before I visited so the bill wasn't an issue, the restaurant and views one word wow, downhill from there, the waiters must think they are celebrities or something they think they are so special, they maybe for all I know but I thought I was the customer. It's simply pretentious rubbish, some... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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74 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

On recommendation, we booked for dinner. We were delighted to find wonderful food and presentation in such lovely surroundings. The fish was exquisite as were the wines! We had an excellent evening - the best dining in Portugal we have ever had. Very highly recommended for fine dining. 10/10.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is stunning. The views and ambience are really impressive. The staff are relaxed but very professional. The food was outstanding and immaculately presented. We loved all the Chef's 'surprises'. It is not cheap, as you would expect, but perfect for a special treat on your holidays.

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london
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

You must experience this restaurant. Treat yourself. Nothing I can write will can do it justice. But I am so looking forward to visiting again. The negative is, this gastronomical experience will set the bar so high, you might struggle to truly enjoy anything anywhere else :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The best gastronomic experience ever. Food perfect, romantic views, personal humorous and smiling. We were at lunch time and tasting menu included more than was on offer. Wine absolutely great. I have nothing to add. Luxus, which you must try!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Loved everything can't wait to go back have visited ever 12 times so special real treat love the food service and the wine portigal top restaurant

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South Yorkshire, UK
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5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We made a reservation at Vila Joya before our holidays in Albufeira and the communication that I had with them prior to our visit was thoroughly professional and accommodating. Upon our arrival, we were welcomed to paradise before being offered an aperitif on the veranda overlooking the spectacular views. During this time, the sommelier talked us through the wine list... More

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edinburgh
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Simply stunning location, out of this world service and incredible food - absolutely impossible to find fault. We had the set lunch which was accompanied by an unbelievable number of delicious "surprises". We had the matched wine which is good value featuring mainly lovely local wines that we wouldn't have considered if choosing ourselves. One of our party didn't eat... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We visited Vila Joya for lunch for my husband's 40th birthday, along with our 8 year old daughter and my parents. The staff went out of their way to make my daughter feel welcome and offered to cook her anything but pizza or hamburger! She chose a steak which was beautifully cooked. She was included in the 'surprises' - some... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Our party enjoyed a spectacular food evening. We delighted in every course and were very impressed with the fine presentation detail, use of local ingredients, and the variety on offer for the set menu. Perhaps it was just this evening, but the service was truly a mess despite the best efforts of our Dutch waiters... It really seemed like the... More

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