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Vila Joya

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Praia da Gale, Albufeira 8201, Portugal
351 289 591 795
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its a little hard to explain this place other than to say it was the best meal I have ever eaten. The food was extremely well presented and tasted even better, the chef definitely knows how to make a sauce... On the expensive side but for me worth ever cent.

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Thank RustylH65
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were at Vila Joya to experience their Dream and Dine offer and the package was an experience. For my comments on the hotel please see their Trip Adviser hotel listing. The Dream and Dine package included three meals. 1) Evening six course taster menu 2) Chefs Table and 3) Lunch four course taster menu. I will not take you... More 

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Thank SCBD
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a treat on a family holiday my husband and I booked here, nothing is too much trouble for the staff, very friendly and welcoming and explain everything very well about food and wine. It really was an extravagant treat but so very worth it. You book in for 6 courses but with all the extra "surprises" it was more... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well I have to say, few establishments meets ones high expectations but very rare does a Hotel & restaurant raise the bar from start to finish. Cannot say enough about "Vila Joya" but I will try!!! We arrived and was made to feel very special with a wonderful welcome glass of Pink Fizz, the hotel is beautifully interior designed and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Vila Joya for lunch to celebrate my birthday. From the moment we arrived until we left nearly four hours later, we were pampered and treated to attentive service and impossibly creative and delicious food. We brought our two young children and the restaurant was happy to cater to their palates with a simple sautéed fish entrée. The Scottish... More 

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I discovered this restaurant last summer whilst on holiday and it was superb. So last month I was lucky enough to go again. I took my parents and sister as a treat to celebrate their milestone birthdays. It was outstanding on every level...food, service, weather and the setting. It was a night we will NEVER forget and... More 

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Vancouver
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were very excited to celebrate our good friends' birthday at the Michelin two star restaurant for lunch. The four course tasting menu quickly expanded to about 12 courses. There were four starters and amuse bouche before we even started in on the tasting menus and three additional deserts. The service was attentive and the flavors were complex, interesting and... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I eat well in NYC, but this was hands down the best meal we have ever had. The food melted in your mouth. The fish was the freshest. Even a raddish took on new meaning. The service is impeccable. The view first rate. Highly recommend!!

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liverpool UK
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60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being an avid diner I try to go to every Michelin started restaurant I can I've dined at close to 200. Being away for in the Algarve Father's Day my missus asked what I wanted and I said a meal. I normally get her a beauty treatment so it's only fair :). I come across this place on the Michelin... More 

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Paris
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party of 6 was warmly received by the excellent staff of this impressive hotel and we were shown to a lounge for an apero. The choice of drinks and cocktails seemed endless and our drinks were accompanied by a variety of imaginative amuse-bouche. Our table was on the spectacular terrace overlooking the immaculate gardens leading onto the sea. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
European, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?