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Vila Nova

Rua do Paraiso, Carvoeiro, Portugal
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Ranked #6 of 100 restaurants in Carvoeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Reading
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We have visited this restaurant many times of the years we have visited portugal and we love it. The food is always fantastic, beautifully cooked and very well presented. We especially love the fish dishes but they also do a fantastic steak. The restaurant is set within a small complex just outside Carvoeiro and is well worth a visit. The... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We ate here by chance on our first night because it was near to our villa. It didn't look too special as it appeared to be a small restaurant "tagged" onto a little apartment complex, next to the pool. However, we quickly discovered that, despite its modest appearance, this restaurant punched well above its weight. It proved to be our... More

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essex
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Last ate in this restaurant 15 years ago when we rented one of the adjacent apartments. Decided to walk up from town one lunchtime and was so pleased we did. Same owner, very welcoming. The whole complex is so peaceful and kept spotlessly clean. We decided to book a table for dinner the following night and it was superb, so... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We have eaten at Villa Nova many times, we were present at the same time as one of your reviewers who complained, all I can say is, if it was so bad, why did they eat ALL of the food on their plates, three courses !!!? The staff are very helpful, not in the least bit rude, the food is... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Really really fantastic fish, excellent service and a great atmosphere. Although there's not much of a view, don't let this put you off, we had a superb meal.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Very welcoming, child friendly. Service was well paced. Food was well cooked, tuna steaks, duck and sea bream were all well cooked and came with nice veg and potatoes- nothing in particular was wrong- but neither was it spectacular!

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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

2 Excellent meals again in Vila Nova beautiful fresh fish, we have never been disappointed in this restaurant, this year we had our 6mth Grandson with us and the waiters were so helpful with high chair, we will certainly be back on our next visit to Carvoeiro.

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Cork
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I don't normally complain or review but as this restaurant is no 2 on the list!! We were staying in a villa around the corner from this restaurant. We were recommended to try here and we were really looking forward to it. Firstly the head waiter told us that we were too early by arriving 20 mins early as they... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Simple but beautiful. 3 couples late 20's. The restaurant isn't the most modern of establishments. It's a little dated, small inside and the setting is quite odd next to a shared swimming pool however the fish is FABULOUS. On arrival the staff were very accommodating. We all had 3 courses, the curried prawns were so yummy and we were all... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We were lucky to be staying no more than a couple of hundred yards away from this restaurant. We'd been to Carvoeiro before but never eaten here - never even found it! We ate here on our first night and were so impressed we returned three more times during our holiday. The food is good, the service is good, there's... More

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