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Vila Nova

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Rua do Paraiso, Carvoeiro, Portugal
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Still our favourite restaurant

Just back from our fourth stay in Carvoeiro. Anibal and his staff are so professional, so friendly, and the food is superb. Highly recommended, as ever.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
dexter05
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ayrshire
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104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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ayrshire
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Just back from our fourth stay in Carvoeiro. Anibal and his staff are so professional, so friendly, and the food is superb. Highly recommended, as ever.

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Dunboyne, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Out of the way in Carvoeiro as it is not in the town but every taxi driver knows where it is and believe me it is worth going out of your way visit this restaurant. Fantastic meal, with the exception of desert which let it down a little, hence the "very good rating" and not "excellent". The service was excellent... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Vila Nova offers a very similar menu to most of the other traditional Portuguese restaurants in the area. The big difference that the food is consistently better and the service is miles better. It is well worth a detour out of the village centre. Please note that its popularity is growing steadily (probably due to TripAdvisor) so it is worth... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Best honey glaze salmon I have ever had and being from canada, we eat a lot of salmon. Resturant Is nestled in the Vila Nova apt. complex. Great food and excellent service. Anibal, the owner provides the best service and presents the meal with great flare. Love to watch him debone one of the daily catches. I have never had... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Based on the villa complex at Vila Nova, the restaurant is usually busy, especially in the summer months. The food choice is good and the food itself is excellent. We had the odd problem last time with drinks orders being incorrect or forgotten all together, but the hosts are so friendly and nice about any mishaps that is outweighs the... More 

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Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Super fresh fish and beef kebabs the speciality here , 6 of us went twice over a week and faultless both times - slightly out from town but taxis cheap from town centre. Well worth the trip.

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Scotland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

WE could not fault anything from lunch to evening meal service excellent food fabulous and very helpful & friendly staff

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Vila Nova is a bit difficult to find but worth the effort. It's outside the main restaurant area in Carvoeiro and looks as though it's just a poolside cafe in a complex of apartments. The service and food are first-rate with the waiters being very knowledgeable and helpful and the chefs very capable. Having a freshly cooked fish filleted at... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

we were recommended this establishment by the owner of the villa we were staying at and decided to give it a try, all I can say is I am glad we did. There were 4 of us eating and we arrived without booking which is a bit of a risk as it is so popular. the waiter took our orders... More 

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Portimao
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

This place never fails to please. A bit difficult to find at first - in fact a lot of our friends who live in the Algarve didn't know about it. They do now...... I won't bore with a list of what and when, just to say the service is superb, the food delicious and the setting - in the Vilanova... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua do Paraiso, Carvoeiro, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Carvoeiro

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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