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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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Portimao, Portugal
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Highly recommend it! It's like you're in a capsule for the duration of your lunch. The terras view is amazing.

Thank RequestVisual
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We liked everything - the service, the view, lots of amuse bouche surprises from the chef, the set menu (new every day as they said) and wine set to match it. Very romantic and relaxed place to enjoy seamless food experience :) Looking forward to come back next year!

Thank whynot1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes Yes Yes,food is great, go for the fish,cooked beautifully and excellent service.Starters are numerous and local wines cheap enough, very satisfying meal with family.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great quality food, especially the numerous appetizers prior to a 5 or 6 course set dinner. We were a bit reluctant on one course, so called "Bacalau?". Waiter said with a smile that the chef would not replace that as it was his signature dish. Well, by no means did he exaggerate, still not quite sure what we ate but... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding food and service. Super creative menu w/ numerous "chef's specials" thrown in. Ambiance couldn't be better. The general manager certainly runs a very tight ship (as can be demonstrated by the outstanding service); however, if you dare pay attention... he is pretty hard on the staff. At points it felt as if everyone working for him was walking on... More 

Thank mtnras
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived at Vila Joya we knew we were somewhere special. We had pre-booked lunch for my husband and I to celebrate his upcoming birthday. Unfortunately it was too windy to sit out on the terrace but the view from the inside of the restaurant is still stunning. I can only describe the food as out of... More 

Thank KerrieL
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank RustylH65
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank SCBD
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings
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?