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Vila Velha

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Rua Patrao Antonio Faustino, Sagres 8650-385, Portugal
+351 282 624 788
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6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I feel bad I didn't review this restaurant straight after visiting. I meant to but I forgot..... Better late than never? We were in Sagres in July, staying at the Martinhal (dreadful place), and stumbled across this restaurant whilst desperately looking for places to eat outside the hotel. We booked a table for the following evening. We were really hungry... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had scallops and prawns - should have checked where sourced before ordering but found out after eating prawns from Nigeria - large and tastless. The scallops tasted under cooked and bland - had sauteed potatoes and vegs - these were ok but no decent sauce or dressing to pull the whole dish together and not worth the 30 euros.

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Thank BRL19
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We absolutely loved this place. The atmosphere is superb and the service phenomenal - the ladies were really friendly and nice and very efficient. As for the food - absolutely wonderful. We enjoyed ourselves so much we booked the next evening whilst we were there. One of the nicest places we have ever eaten - 100% recommended!!!! Thank you all... More 

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Thank NikaMK
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

all was Horrible !! The attention, the more, the peces and the salads !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! semi semi disasters only total off the menus.

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Thank Hugo V
wilmali, Proprietário at Vila Velha, responded to this review

When you read this: "all was horrible", the first thing that comes to mind is, we had a frustrated customer that day..... Did something go wrong during the day...? How else can one explain that what most people like so much, somebody dislikes so strongly. With the same staff, both in the kitchen and in the dining room..... with the... More 

Truro, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Pleasant setting. Warm welcome from very professional staff. Food and wine lacking in value for the quality on offer. It was absolutely OK but for the price should have been excellent. Wine average for a 25eur bottle. I think if prices were a third lower on food and drink it would match expectations.

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Thank TheWhinger
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

The food as excellent as was the service. The prongs were the size of small lobsters as was the size of all of our plates. Many local were eating at the restaurant, that is always a good sign. I understand you can't get a reservation in the summer time. Will go back next time we are in Sagres. It was... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

We are in Sagres for a couple of days for the first time and happened to walk past this restaurant earlier today. It had a fire going and looked really nice so we went back later for dinner. An excellent decision! It is a small restaurant, maybe 25 covers, and there were about ten people in, not bad for a... More 

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Thank Tim C
Virginia
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Dinner at this restaurant was very good - the best meal we had during our stay. It is a little more expensive, but well worth the extra. We had the Piri Piri Shrimp which was delicious and a generous portion. Highly recommended.

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Thank VirginiaWallygirl
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Amazing! Excellent food - fish!!!, marvellous ambience and atmosphere, wonderful staff - funny, helpful, warm with a sunny smile - always. Had dinner 2 times during my holiday there!

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Thank Stephanie W
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

We spent a November week in the Algarve region of Portugal near Sagres and had two outstanding dinners at Vila Velha. We enjoyed our first visit so much that we went again. The hospitality from beginning to end is very nice and the quality of all dishes ordered was excellent! Thank you to all the staff for the great food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, International, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Patrao Antonio Faustino, Sagres 8650-385, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Algarve  >  Faro District  >  Sagres
  • Phone Number: +351 282 624 788
Description
Vila Velha serves real food, made from scratch with highest possible ingredients. We offer a very friendly, informal service, in a really cosy ambiance.

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