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Vila Joya

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Praia da Gale, Albufeira 8201, Portugal
+351 289 591 795
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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462 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location, the setting , the service and the food make this place heaven on earth. I dont think there are many other places like this in Portugal and even Europe. This is outstanding and if you love to eat you have to come here. The hotel is also very charming. this is EXPENSIVE and ELEGANT so be prepared. I... More 

Thank Thomas K
Faro District, Portugal
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Easy parking and access with willing help for my husband (in a wheelchair) and me, which put us at ease from the beginning. Go through beautifully appointed restaurant and emerge blinking in the sunshine to a stunning shaded al-fresco area overlooking immaculate but mature gardens giving steeply down to golden beaches and sparkling ocean. Four of us had the set... More 

Thank Charlotte Jane B
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I visited vila joya for his birthday whilst in portugal... It did not disappoint. Having been to michelin recommended as well as one star michelin restaurant we Wondered how much of a difference there would be... Needless to say... A big difference! We close the taster menu which came with several extra 'chef suprises'. Staff were so... More 

Thank Caraspowart
Faro District, Portugal
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

My wife and I try to visit here once a year and being honest we are never disappointed. It is fine dining and consequently quite expensive but worth it

Thank frederick532016
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

One of the best meals I've ever had, partly because my fiancé proposed on the beach pre-dinner but mostly because of the wonderful food and service! Actual visit was July 2015 but can't seem to enter this on trip advisor. Can't wait to return and sample the menu again!

Thank Charlotte R
Turin, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

I had the pleasure of visiting during the annual food festival and was treated to a 9 course adventure through taste.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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569 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

We stayed for 3 days with friends who had been here multiple times (hotel reviewed separately) . The culinary experience was outstanding. we had one lunch and two dinners including one at the chef's table which was the icing on the cake. The quality of cooking and presentation was certainly 2 Michelin stars, there were so many Chef's surprises that... More 

Thank William L
Brussels, Belgium
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

After many years we returned to Vila Joya. The first time the food was outstanding and we were hoping that one more star would have made the Restaurant even better. To our disappointment this was not the case. For dinner there is only one menu priced 175€. After having been seated nothing happened for 20 minutes. A lady came to... More 

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Marigot, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Assure yourself with a kitchen table in this restaurant and you will spent a night you will never forget. What a great spectacle; not only the menu but also to see how this kitchen works. What a range of platters are served by very enthousiastic personnel, all so delicious and even the cooks have time to explain you some of... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

I have been to many Michelin star restaurants and this one is truly special. Chef Dieter Koschina having 2 Michelin stars for 15 years is not an easy feat! We arrived at sunset so that just added to the atmosphere of our meal. The view on the terrace is stunning. The menu is a 6 course set menu, but in... More 

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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, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
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: Praia da Gale, Albufeira 8201, 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?