We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Vila Nova

Rua do Paraiso, Carvoeiro, Portugal
Improve this listing
Ranked #6 of 99 Restaurants in Carvoeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
17 visitor photos
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Write a Review

87 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
    62
    18
    6
    1
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Stafford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went to Vila Nova for our last meal in Carvoeiro - regret not going earlier so we could have returned. The location is out of town, but as other reviews point out, it's really well worth making the effort. The prices are slightly cheaper than town centre ( which would cover a taxi fare) but the food and service is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Close to our villa, but a strange location, with nasty prawn cocktail. Main of ribs was lazy - grilled with a slash of bottle sweet chili sauce. Main of Tuna was far far better - nicely cooked and worth ordering.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Caldicot, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Went here on our last night of holiday as a 500 yards from our villa. 15 minutes from the main town but worth a walk up the hill. Reasonable prices and great quality, seabass was lovely as was the pork, mussels Portuguese style and garlic mushrooms. Only downside was it wasn't enough food for some of our party. 8/10.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Having read the many complementary reviews we decided to visit. It took us a while to find as the map position was wrong (it's another 300m up the hill). It was a pleasant setting by the pool in the Villa Nova complex and the staff were polite and helpful. The fresh fish on offer looked great and was reasonably priced,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

As the title says the food is fantastic, wonderfully fresh and beautifully cooked. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. We ate here a number of times in July and previously in 2013 and will definitely eat here when we return to Carvoeiro.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Food was absolutely outstanding, teh chef brings out the fish and you pick which one you like. The waiter then fillets the fish for you. Wonderfully fresh and beautifully cooked.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

With many years & fantastic meals, all of the staff are now like a family to us. With a warm friendly atmosphere second to none. The surroundings and company are excellent and the service first class. With outstanding food that compliments the high professional standards that most try to achieve. Even if different 9food is requested this is delivered to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wokingham
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The restaurant at Vila Nova Carvoeiro has been part of our family holidays for over 16 years and it never fails to impress. In fact it gets better. The service, food and value for money are excellent. For a light lunch by the pool or a leisurely evening meal with all the trimmings Vila Nova can deliver. The daily special... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

As the title says, this restaurant was the highlight of our dining in this region. Yes the location could be better, the views better but we went for the food. My girlfriend had the dorada and me the sea bass. Incredible texture and taste and all filleted at your table. The staff were very friendly and intensive without being over... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We tried Vila Nova based on the reviews here. I was a bit sceptical when we first arrived as the restaurant is situated right next to the swimming pool - but as the saying goes "never judge a book by its cover!". The staff were really friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. I had curried prawns to start (the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Vila Nova also viewed

Carvoeiro, Faro District
Carvoeiro, Faro District
 
Carvoeiro, Faro District
Carvoeiro, Faro District
 

Been to Vila Nova? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Vila Nova, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing