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Vila Joya

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Praia da Gale, Albufeira 8201, Portugal
351 289 591 795
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This restaurant is at Vila Joya
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Perfect Lunch

We had the 6 course lunch tasting menu (which is really 10 courses, when the surprises are thrown in). I have to say that if it isnt the best meal we've ever had, then its definitely vying for that position. From start to finish it is was simply perfection, and the beautiful setting just tops... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
danyosan
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Dublin
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had the 6 course lunch tasting menu (which is really 10 courses, when the surprises are thrown in). I have to say that if it isnt the best meal we've ever had, then its definitely vying for that position. From start to finish it is was simply perfection, and the beautiful setting just tops it off. We also had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Fourth or fifth visit over a few years of summer holidays. Vila Joya is outstanding and never disappoints. We were there for lunch - 2 adults and 3 children (9, 7 & 7). 2 of our kids had exactly the same menu we had (albeit slightly smaller portions) and the other had a very nice steak and frites. A really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Took my sister and family to lunch for her birthday. Only restaurant to date that we visited that actually deserves to be on a Michelin list. The two stars prices are worth it due to amazing views, very very good food of which you get a lot of and their adaptability dietary needs. Service is ok yet has a bit... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We booked the tasting menu at the chef's table along with wine pairings. It was to be the highlight of our 2 week vacation. The food was amazing, it is the star, thank goodness. The staff is questionable. We were given interns as waiters, they didn't describe the food to us, we had to ask every time on every course.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had a wonderful evening tasting meal here. The food was beautifully presented in a gorgeous location. It's very expensive but worth it for a unique experience with wonderful imaginative cooking and outstanding tastes.

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St Albans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A great mix of fusion, magic and terrific ingredients to create a great menu again. Each time we have been impressed with their attention to detail and service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We went with friends for the lunch and took the gastronomic diner. A day to remember. Service was perfect. Take advantage of the sommelier knowledge, great experience. For the food, a pleasure for the eyes and you will be amazed by the 'taste bombs". Best restaurant of Portugal and with far. Worth the trip. Price, correct for what you get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My wife and I celebrated the news that we are to become parents with a sumptuous lunch at Vila Joya. We opted for the tasting menu at €105 per head and left after a relaxing four hour lunch with full bellies and a smiles on our faces after a fantastic culinary experience which offered much more than the four course... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Stayed here in june of this year for the second time!! Top class worth its 2 Star rating the food is just superb!!! The whole experiance of the Villa Joya is just wonderful, you are made feel so special from the moment you walk in.. service, quality and teh views are to die for.... thank you so much villa Joya

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

When coming to Algarve, we wanted to try Vila Joya and hoped it would be one of the highlights of our holiday. It definitely was a real highlight! We had the set menu for dinner, with six courses on the menu, but finally you end up eating more than ten courses with all the extra's. Definitely 2 Michelin star level!... More 

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Additional Information about Vila Joya

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business
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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