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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 245
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 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
2* michelin meal

Set on a fabulous resort overlooking the sea. Fantastic 9 course lunch with a fantastic view over the sea. Each course was superbly presented and had exceptional flavours.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Set on a fabulous resort overlooking the sea. Fantastic 9 course lunch with a fantastic view over the sea. Each course was superbly presented and had exceptional flavours.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was one of our top meals of the last few years. Worth every bit of their 2 michelin stars. Vila Joya is an unassuming adobo type building from the outside. But the restaurant at the back is perched overlooking the ocean, and it is absolutely stunning. Gentle ocean breeze and warm Portuguese sunshine. Winning as soon as you walk... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We could only get a table for lunch and we had expected only four courses. However we ended up having another four culinary surprises! The staff were attentive and welcoming. The view was brilliant overlooking the sea. It was an extremely memorable trip

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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

There aren't enough words to describe how exquisite Vila Joya is. A really experience that can't be missed. Really hope I can go back again sometime soon! Thank you for activating all my senses!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We shared a beautiful dinner ,with every course a delight . The staff were very attentive and blended into the background , the food descriptions were perfect . The wine flight was not as good as the food but the general ambiance more than made up for it .

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london
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were lucky to get a reasonably last minute reservation for my son's birthday. Given that we hadn't previously taken the children to a restaurant of this calibre before we were a little nervous of what they would make of this level of culinary invention. Unsurpringly there were a couple of challenging items on the menu, mostly among the amuse... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

One of the best dinners ever. Maybe it was that specific day but, from all the menu courses, only one was sub-optimal. Service was excellent, only taking a little more time than needed to get the check.

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Dublin
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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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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, Doing business, 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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