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Vila Nova

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Rua do Paraiso, Carvoeiro, Portugal
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Portuguese traditional menu....just better than everyone else.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Adam S
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Devizes, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 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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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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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is a wonderful restaurant with a varied menu. The fresh fish and roast lamb are among our favourites and the home-made desserts round off the meal perfectly! The service is friendly and attentive. This restaurant is a must on any visit to Carvoeiro, with the option of eating inside or outside depending on the weather. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Its location is its only draw back, so let's deal with that first; away from town and inamongst a large holiday Vila development, this restaurant is set next to the communal pool. When we first arrived, tourist families with itablet destractions for the kids were sat at a few tables - if you have children this may be a boon,... 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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