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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 219
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    Very good
  • 15
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  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Worth every penny

This restaurant is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The price tag is hefty, but we have no regrets. The imaginative and delicious six-course menu is changed by the chef every day, and when I reserved they asked about any dislikes/allergies to be sure to satisfy our desires. The service throughout... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Adriella1981
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This restaurant is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The price tag is hefty, but we have no regrets. The imaginative and delicious six-course menu is changed by the chef every day, and when I reserved they asked about any dislikes/allergies to be sure to satisfy our desires. The service throughout the meal, from sunset champagne on the terrace to dessert, was top-notch... More 

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Waltham Abbey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The view, the food and the service are all perfect The chef surprised are stunning and so creative After our first visit we didn't think this restaurant would live up to expectations but it exceeded them!!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Top 20, No way Vila Joya is the best place to spend an afternoon in the world! Four hours of pure sensory delight. The view is worth the visit alone. Set on possibly The Algarve's best beech & in the delightful hotel grounds. The menu does not do justice to the quality & variety of the food on offer. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

What's not to like! Amazing hotel although a tad pricey. You get what you pay for on this occasion. I complete surprise to me.

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San Mateo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Six Americans ready to be amazed, and we were! From the moment we entered until we drove away, every aspect of our dinner remains memorable. There is a set menu which changes every day. Many courses and many surprises from the chef. As you would expect, there was always the interesting mixture of flavor and textures; all this with spectacular... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The entrance to La Joya is understated-chic, which opens up to a fabulous dining patio with great ocean / beach views. The lunch tasting menu, with added surprises, lived up the Michelin 2-star ranking, meticulous creative presentation of textures, tastes, flavours, ingredients and combinations which we wouldn't ever contemplate in our home kitchen. The welcome and service matched the elevated... More 

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Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Made a booking on a relative short notice. Were lucky to get in and we had a fantastic night. Have been lucky to be allowed to enjoy "star" meals before but the setting of this restaurant is very special. The meal obvious is of very high quality. If there would be one observation comparared to other restaurants at this level,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Amazing atmosphere , meal, services ! Great location , staff ! It is ideal for special occasion/ event or for gourmet dining ! Highly recommended as a very nice Michelin restaurant !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is abeautifully set hotel and very attentive staff. We turned up for drinks a few nights as there's no other place in the area with quite the same ambiance! Fantastic piano music or classic records played to the sound of the ocean in the background. Fantastic wine selection also!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I have known Villa Joya for 10 years... I have worked there, dined there and spend nights in the rooms. In this last 10 years I have visited the Vila each time that I came to Portugal and of course its always a lovely experience to see some of the people that never left, the owners and the chef. However,... 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: Romantic, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?