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Vila Joya

Estrada da Gale, Gale, Albufeira 8200-385, Portugal
+351 289 591 795
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good9%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (36 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (26 reviews)
“truffle” (7 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Estrada da Gale, Gale, Albufeira 8200-385, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m not sure where to start! I had read the reviews on here and decided to save very hard for this once in a life time experience for myself and my husband and what an experience it was. We are standard people, dressed in comfy...More

Thank Cara T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had chef's table on the 8th of March and were treated to course after course of gastronomic heaven. My husband and I had to write down all the courses so we wouldn't forget. It is not for someone who doesn't appreciate food and doesn't...More

Thank Chantell K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting, wonderful food, great service. The tasting menu is absolutely fantastic; flavours, colours, presentation. A real treat. Lunch outside on the patio on a summers day thoroughly recommended. We’ll be back!

Thank Elmo2010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a Chef's Table experience on a Sunday night and was rather disappointed by the experience. The menu was, as expected, creative and inventive. Each course offered a culinary sensation, with flavors working together and satisfying every gourmand, foodie cell in my body. The Chef's...More

Thank skygirl12
VilaJoya, General Manager at Vila Joya, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, At our 2 Michelin Star restaurant we strive everyday to ensure every guest has an unforgettable dining experience. It is heart breaking to note your dinner at the Chef's table did not meet your expectations. I have made a note of all the...More

Reviewed March 5, 2018

I can not state enough how wonderful this experience was for us. It states to be a 10 course meal but with all the "surprises" in between it is more like 20. This was by far the bbest meal on our whole trip and we...More

Thank joeduarte1978
Reviewed December 17, 2017

Okay so its not cheap, but definitely an experience we won't forget so its worth it. The tasting menu was excellent. The service was also very good without being 'snobby' as can be the case in some top-end restaurants. Would definitely recommend it.

Thank Gary M
Reviewed December 9, 2017

My wife and I have enjoyed the best lunch ever. The sky was blue, the sun was golden and the ocean on our feet. Perfect conditions for a beautiful afternoon. All this added to the dishes, which were all fabulous, we had the time of...More

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Reviewed December 1, 2017

My husband and I stayed at Vila Joya and booked dinner at their restaurant both nights of our stay. We are very glad that we did. Every detail is looked after and the entire experience, food, service, spectacular setting and view, is outstanding. We had...More

Thank BAM1113
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

This is a real treat restaurant. Yes, it is expensive but definitely worth it. The flavors of every dish blew us away, it is difficult to put into words how amazing every one of the 14 courses was. Go here and splash out by going...More

Thank Niall H
Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

I was not familiar with the restaurant or the concept Tribute to Claudia which happened to be the 10th anniversary and apparently the last of its kind. This is a two Michelin star restaurant since 1999 run by an Austrian chef. Housed inside a small...More

Thank SharingIsCaring2013
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Hannah Maria R
August 21, 2017|
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Response from fleetoffoot | Reviewed this property |
I would call them. This is an expensive place, but the best food we have ever eaten. Without wine it is about €250 a head.
July 31, 2017|
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Response from VilaJoya | Property representative |
Dear Guest, Thank you for writing to us. Our restaurant is operational until November 19, 2017. We will reopen in late February. We look forward to welcome you.
June 10, 2017|
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Response from david g | Reviewed this property |
They have a wide range and will serve it by the glass
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
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7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada da Gale, Gale, Albufeira 8200-385, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira  >  Gale
  • Phone Number: +351 289 591 795
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