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“Excellent restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vila Velha

Vila Velha
Sagres 8650-385, Portugal
282624788 / 917128402
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Ranked #4 of 47 Restaurants in Sagres
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
London
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“Excellent restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Really enjoyed this place which is a bit more 'restauranty' than many other places in Sagres. The service was really friendly from start to finish and considering the amount we ate, I don't think the bill was high. Think it came to about 180 euros for 4 people and we had three courses and wine.

Steaks were fantastic and my chicken with peanut sauce and pineapple was one of my dishes of the holiday. The chocolate brownie with cherry was also great. Atmosphere was very buzzy with every table taken.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Stayed in Sagres for 7 days and had dinner at Vila Velha 4 times. The food and atmosphere were great. Recommend shrimp piri piri and shrimp curry. Visited during September so not as many tourists around, but in season definitely make a reservation. Also, the staff is very welcoming. Enjoyed the entire experience. Also good wine selection. My fiancé loved Everything she had and she had mostly non seafood dishes. Chorizo appetizer was only weak dish. Other than that order away.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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“upmarket traditional great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

great place for both fish and meat dishes. my steak was particularly tender and juicy. very friendly service. one of the pricier places in Sagres but worth it as a special treat

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Ok, not sure what the hype is about”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We ate at this restaurant upon reading these reviews and recommendations by the hotel. Overall the experience and food were average and I think it's overpriced when you can find equally nice seafood in cheaper places around town.

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“Best restaurant in the Sagres area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

We spent 2 weeks at the nearby Martinhal resort in July. This restaurant was a real find. Better food and at cheaper prices than at Martinhal, we kept coming back. The simplicity of the cooking and freshness of the ingredients were a real joy. Please try the piri piri prawns! Topped off with wonderfully friendly and attentive service, this is a seriously good restaurant. We will be back next summer.

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