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Vila Nova

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

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
Emmabella25
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We are a family with 3 small children staying in the complex which I must say is superb! We had lunch by the pool on our 1st day - burger and chips was excellent, the pizza was average but just what we needed after a 3am start! We had one evening meal - I had grilled tuna which was well... More 

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westmeath
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99 reviews 99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

After hunting this restaurant down and eventually finding it gps for it is crazy it was worth finding with starters and mains both of a high standard staff were helpful and the setting beside the swimming pool at night I liked would recommend and return

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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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