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Vila Joya

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Estrada da Gale, Albufeira 8200-385, Portugal
351 289 591 795
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went for dinner and the atmosphere was amazing. Service very good and synchronized. Food was excellent. We had a 6 courses menu which turned out to be 12 courses at the end of the night as the chef offers additional surprise meals! Everything was perfect and price ok for this 2 star experience.

Thank michalislux
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch with 6 friends last week. As usual an amazing experience. The service was outstanding and the food exceptional. Very inventive cuisine. Love all the quirky plates and dishes. Beautiful view from the terrace just adds to it all.

Thank Susan H
San Diego, California
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79 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We expected this place to be good. It exceeded our expectations many times over. We fully enjoyed the atmosphere with our patio table over-looking the Mediterranean ocean. (The weather was perfect on this day was clear and sunny.) Our multi course mid-day meal with the wine pairing was a delightful experience for our taste buds with meat and fish. The... More 

1 Thank Geoff G
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at Sunset, at this wonderful location, set right at the sea. Many times we have passed this hotel at sea level when walking on one of the most beautiful beaches of the Algarve. Now finally we took the chance and booked a table. The entire experience is beyond words. Delicious and exquisite menu with well-chosen wines from all... More 

Thank AndyWhoWhere
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on the final night of our holiday - what a way to end! The food here is exquisite, there are many little surprises along the way and the flavours of each dish absolutely incredible. You will need to be a little adventurous and not afraid to try foods such as raw fish. Th evening menu is set... More 

Thank Trudy W
Copenhagen, Denmark
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are a couple who enjoys fine dining and had been to several Michelin's. Vila joya is truly the greatest experience we have ever had. This restaurant will always be our reference for comparison.

1 Thank Thj85
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for dinner on our Family holiday on the recommendation of The Manager of the resort we were staying at and I'm so glad we did. When arriving we were both confused as it looked like somebody's house we were driving into - and then confusion turned into pure amazement. All staff were so incredibly attentive and there... More 

Thank Foodie_C989
Antwerp, Belgium
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect vista with amazing sunsets. Excellent service. Great food and excellent Portugese wines. What more can one wish?

Thank driesdw
Miami Beach, Florida
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience. The quality and presentation of the courses was beyond words. Decor is lovely and at sunset the patio tables are wonderful. Best of all is that Vila Joya makes fine dining... "fun dining". No false pretense. The focus of the staff is all about the guest... Highly recommend. Bill & Gayle

Thank WorldwideThree
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was the second time that we did visit this restaurant, 2 Michelin Stars. We did make reservation beginning of January because we wanted to be sure to have a table in first row. 2 years we had the most fantastic dinner. All courses fabtastic. This time the course with the loup the mer one part which was not so tasty.... More 

Thank Peter S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada da Gale, Albufeira 8200-385, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Albufeira
  • Phone Number: 351 289 591 795
  • This restaurant is at Vila Joya

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?