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Vila Velha

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, Sagres 8650-385, Portugal
282624788 / 917128402
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A great dinner.

We visited this restaurant because we wanted meat after having gorgeous fish in other restaurants all week. We were not disappointed, with rabbit, lamp chops,beef steak chicken and all types of fish offered on the menu. The food was exquisite , and the recommendations which we took were spot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant because we wanted meat after having gorgeous fish in other restaurants all week. We were not disappointed, with rabbit, lamp chops,beef steak chicken and all types of fish offered on the menu. The food was exquisite , and the recommendations which we took were spot on. Service was attentive, efficient and cheerful, attending to our every... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

It was a good service respect the portuguese restaurant we didnt wait so long between one plate to the other and the quality of meal was good

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This was my birthday and my husband and son ruined it by arguing - but Vila Velha is sublime and I urge you to go there! I had a rabbit casserole called something like 'Aunt Garbriella's rabbit' and it was sublime. Lovely service too. If you book, try to ensure your table is in the main restaurant, rather than in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went there for dinner last night and had a very enjoyable meal. We dined at 6:30pm when they opened and it was deserted, but it filled up nicely as the meal went on. The fresh fish was top notch and the kids were catered for as well (pasta, burger etc). The staff were all very friendly and helpful. I... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by the manager at Martinhal so my husband and I went there for dinner without our son. We were seated in a conservatory off the main restaurant which made the whole place feel very homely and inviting. We both ordered seafood (John Dory and tuna) which was presented to us on a platter. It... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Very nice quaint, old-fashion restaurant. The service was excellent and the staff were friendly. In our party of four, all the dishes were excellent.

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Madrid
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great atmosphere, service and food. This is the top restaurant in Sagres, Good Fish, wines and service. Good atmosphere for a special dinner

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Albufeira, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Excellent restaurant with a very pleasant and familiar environment in a traditional house, excellent portuguese food and very good service. Staff is very professional and really nice.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This was our favourite food of our 11 day trip and really was a memorable experience. Booking is essential as this is a very popular restaurant. The interior is stunning which make the whole ambience part of the event. Staff were helpful and friendly although we did find the service levels fell below standards as the place got busier and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A very nice restaurant, offers that quality feel and more formal than the other restaurants in town. A good selection of fresh fish was available, although a little expensive, together with a nice selection of both appetisers and main courses. The staff, friendly and efficient. For that occasion you feel like dressing up in a pretty relaxed environment of Sagres... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: , Sagres 8650-385, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Sagres
  • Phone Number: 282624788 / 917128402

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine

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