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Praia da Gale, Albufeira 8201, Portugal
351 289 591 795
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Ranked #16 of 578 Restaurants in Albufeira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

where do I begin ...this was probably the most amazing and complete gourmet experience of my life. we were on our honeymoon and were told we absolutely had to eat here. we stayed at the hotel and had dinner at the restaurant. fantastic!! the staff..the food..the guy that runs it..al were as perfect as could be..the only thing I could... More 

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Coogee, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We were celebrating our anniversary so we decided to go for lunch. From the minute we stepped through the doors we were treated like royalty. The service was absolutely impeccable and the view is incredible. We decided to have the degustation with matching wines. Each course was equally delicious and the wines were perfectly matched. The staff were able to... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We were truly looking forward to dining at Vila Joya having dined at Michelin star restaurants in past and we were excited to be able to compare. We decided to have an aperitif in the garden we were shown to an empty table - no candle - no flowers etc. After finishing our drinks one of our guests had to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

In the poignant opening lines of the great poem by the now deceased Felix Dennis "never go back, never go back," at least to Vila Joya! Last time we went for lunch and we sang its praises loud and clear. This time the receptionist recommended Dinner, "which would be even better!" It certainly was not!! Sure the setting, ambience and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

set 6 course dinner was not value for the amount of food you got, but the wine pairing was excellent, its a very good restaurant but really is overpriced, having eaten in some fab Michelin star restaurants in Scotland they far exceed this place, if it wasn't so expensive id have given it 5 out of 5, the food is... More 

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Portugal
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Of course our expectations were high as this is one of the top-50 restaurants in the world, but we were not disappointed. A positive surprise was the wine-pairing, although the sommelier seemed not too interested in us, his choices were very good. The atmosphere was very relaxed, better than we're used to in restaurants like this, probably because of the... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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