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Vila Joya

Estrada da Gale, Albufeira 8200-385, Portugal
+351 289 591 795
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good9%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Estrada da Gale, Albufeira 8200-385, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

For my wife’s birthday I decided to treat her to the Vila Joya restaurant. It has 2 Michelin stars and after the chef’s surprises its easy to see why. We were greeted warmly by all the staff and before being shown to our table on...More

Thank CocoJojo60
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To celebrate our wedding anniversary while in Portugal decided to absolutely splurge..... This is food experience at another level entirely.. The attention to the tiniest detail, the food is uncomparable to anything I've eaten before, the staff are just sublime with explanations for each course...More

1  Thank kerrygreen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a fine night the location of this cliff-top terrace restaurant alone is worth its 2 Michelin Stars, with the Atlantic breaking gently on the beach below, the old pine trees swaying in the breeze and the occasional yacht sailing by. Which is not to...More

1  Thank Richard O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's only for an especial event or day , must have the right company to fully enjoy the experience , food superb .,,,,,, Bring the platinum credit card ..,,,,,,,,

Thank J J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner booked us a table here and so glad he did . We arrived had cocktails simply amazing . We were shown to our table and the view was breathtaking absolutely stunning . 12 course meal was amazing especially the duck ,6 which were...More

Thank Tracy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friends of ours are frequent guests and wanted to go here during our long weekend in the Algarve. The restaurant is nice and intimate with seating options outside. The view is amazing on to the ocean. Service fantastic and attentive. Smart casual is big bonus...More

2  Thank Ritchy41
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm lost for words trying to write a review for our experience at Vila Joya last week. I've always wanted to dine in a Michelin Starred restaurant and I got to tick that one off the bucket list while we were on holiday in Albufeira....More

Thank Patrick O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is probably the best I have had the pleasure to eat in. I have visited many times over many years and it surpasses itself on an annual basis. How can one better a blissful meal on a terrace overlooking the ocean. My every...More

Thank rebecca f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

totally over the top -- maybe one of the best meals we have ever had. plus the location, view, food styling and service were all superb.

1  Thank breakfunkel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My affection for Villa Joya spans some 40 years. I first stumbled across this place as a child. Then it was a deserted project which as a child I trespassed. It was the most magnificent house, with arched brick ceilings and an enormous kitchen, all...More

Thank fleetoffoot
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you send me the wine menu please?
June 10, 2017|
Response from david g | Reviewed this property |
They have a wide range and will serve it by the glass
Liz H
Do you take reservations on line?
May 13, 2017|
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Response from david g | Reviewed this property |
They do You will need a credit card to confirm
Kevin S
Are you open in March ? if so, what are your opening times. Thanks
March 17, 2017|
Response from Karl-Heinz W | Reviewed this property |
Restaurant Opening Times Lunch from 13:00 to 14:00 Dinner from 19:30 to 21:00
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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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
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